You will need:
2 onions, peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 celery stick, finely chopped
600ml beef stock
450g extra lean minced beef
400g can chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato purée
A handful of freshly chopped basil
A few sprigs each of thyme and oregano
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ tsp sugar (or sweetener)
1. Place the onions, garlic, carrots, celery and half of the stock in a pan. Bring to the boil, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
2. Add the minced beef and cook until browned. Add the remaining stock, chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, herbs, seasoning and sweetener and bring back to the boil. Cover and simmer for 35 minutes until reduced, and season to taste before serving.
Recipe: Little Book of Sauces, Slimming World