Slow cooked sausage meat sauce

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Slow cooked sausage meat sauce

Main Serves 6 2h 15 min
A classic, easy supper, if you do it in advance, or good enough for a dinner party. Serve with pasta or rice.


  • 500g minced pork
  • 1 tsp ground fennel seeds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • good pinch dried chillies (to taste)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 250ml red wine
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes, liquid drained away
  • 150ml crème fraîche
  • 120g Parmesan, grated
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 2h
  • Step 1

    Season the pork with the teaspoon of ground fennel and a generous sprinkle of salt and pepepr.
  • Step 2

    Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the seasoned pork. Fry and stir for a few minutes until evenly browned.
  • Step 3

    Add the onion, garlic, dried chillies and bay leaves. Cook for about half an hour until the onions begin to brown and the mixture is fairly dry.
  • Step 4

    Add the wine, turn up the heat and cook until most of the wine has evaporated. Add the drained chopped tomatoes and cook at a bare simmer until you have a nice thick sauce (it will take an hour or more).
  • Step 5

    Add the crème fraiche and Parmesan and leave for 5 minutes to get acquainted.

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