Adrian s meat sauce!
Adrian's meat sauce!
12 Serves


  • 50g butter, chopped
  • 300g salami, finely chopped
  • 200g smoky bacon, finely chopped
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 small carrot, peeled, grated
  • ½ stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 500g lean minced beef (rump, topside or girello)
  • 350g minced pork (shoulder or leg)
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2.5 litres (10 cups) tomato passata
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup packed basil fresh leaves
  1. Method

  1. Melt butter in a large heavy-based saucepan. Add salami, bacon, onions, garlic, carrot, celery and bay leaves. Sauté gently for 7 minutes, or until vegetables start to soften. Add minced meats. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up the lumps, for about 10 minutes, or until browned. Stir in wine and passata. Season.
  2. Bring to boil. Gently simmer for 2 ½ hours, stirring occasionally. If sauce becomes too thick, add 1 cup water. Remove. Stir in basil.

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