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The ultimate no-fuss pasta sauce. Sealing the pot and oven baking creates a rich, deep flavour.


  • 650ml passata with chilli and herbs
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 500g beef mince
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 onion, peeled and grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 beef stock cube, crumbled
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper, crushed
  • 25g butter
  • a small bunch basil, chopped


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the passata and chopped tomatoes in an ovenproof casserole with a lid (the heavier the better).

  • STEP 2

    Use your hands to break up the beef mince as you add it to the pot. Give everything a good stir so the meat is coated in the sauce. Add the carrots, onion, garlic, stock cube, salt and pepper then stir again.

  • STEP 3

    Put a doubled sheet of foil under the lid then push the lid down and scrunch up the foil to seal.

  • STEP 4

    Put in the oven for 1½ hours until you have a thick, rich sauce. Stir in the butter, scatter with basil and serve with pasta.


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