Rites of Spring #29 Andrea and Colin whip up Scratch Spaghetti Sauce

Meat and Veg
350g lean ground beef
350g lean ground pork
1 large yellow onion
1 stick celery minced
1 carrot grated (adds sweetness to the sauce)
2 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms (white or brown)
3 26 fluid ounce Tins of tomato sauce
2 small Tins (6 fluid oz.) tomato paste

Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tablespoon dried parsley
2 Tablespoon dried oregano
2 Tablespoon basil
2 Tablespoon Italian seasoning mix
3 small Bay leaf

In a large pot (heated to medium) brown the ground beef
and pork for about 10 minutes.
Add the chopped onion and brown for 5 minutes
Add the minced celery and grated carrot – stir 2 minutes
combine tomato sauce and paste – stir to mix
add the 2 1/2 cups fresh mushrooms
Add spices and bay leaf – bring to boil, reduce to simmer
for 1 hour.

Serve with any kind of pasta, garlic toast and a glass of your
favorite red wine.