Bolognese Sauce

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2tablespoonolive oil
1mediumonion (finely chopped)
2clovegarlic (finely chopped)
3slicebacon (regular, not smoked)
1mediumcelery stalk (finely chopped)
1mediumcarrot (grated)
4ouncemushrooms (sliced)
8ounceground beef (raw)
4tablespoontomato concentrate
1 glass dry white wine (or red wine)
4mediumtomatoes (skinned and chopped)
1⁄2pintbeef stock
2teaspoonbrown sugar
1pinchground nutmeg


Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the onion, garlic, chopped bacon, celery, carrot and mushrooms. Fry slowly for 7 minutes. Add the beef and fry for a further 5 minutes, breaking it up with a fork all the time. Add all the remaining ingredients and bring to the boil, stirring. Lower the heat, cover the pan and simmer very gently for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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