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Aussie

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No celery, chicken stock or milk. I always brown the mince in white wine separately than strain. Then brown onion and garlic first (don't listen to him, garlic is a must), add the cooked mince, let it fry a few minutes then tomatoe paste/ passata, add the carrot, basil, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Like he said, the longer you cook it, the better ... mum used to start the sauce at 7am, and leave it simmering all day ... occassionaly topping up with a splash of water if it started to thicken out to much ... by dinner time in the evening it was heavenly.
I'll give that a go. (What liquid is it cooked (*simmered*) in given there is not stock or milk?)
 
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johnsmith

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I'll give that a go. (What liquid is it cooked (*simmered*) in given there is not stock or milk?)
I just use two cans of diced tomatoes (Opps, I forgot to mention them earlier) and some passata, but it depends on how many people you're cooking for. If it's just two you can use 1 can
 

Aussie

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I just use two cans of diced tomatoes (Opps, I forgot to mention them earlier) and some passata, but it depends on how many people you're cooking for. If it's just two you can use 1 can

Simmering away now. Bunged in the mushrooms, no celery, chicken stock or milk. Used one can of Wog diced tomatoes and have added some passata, to keep you both happy. Smells fantastic after about an hour, fifteen and will go for at least three hours adding half cup water every 30 mins.
 

johnsmith

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Simmering away now. Bunged in the mushrooms, no celery, chicken stock or milk. Used one can of Wog diced tomatoes and have added some passata, to keep you both happy. Smells fantastic after about an hour, fifteen and will go for at least three hours adding half cup water every 30 mins.
don't add to much water or it'll end up soup
 

HBS Guy

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Well, I drove self and Mum to the Barossa. Stopped in Tanunda to look at books in the wonderful book shop there (1 garden, 1 landscape and one cookbook) then to Saltram winery for lunch and to buy some wine. Great day.
 
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