This an attempt at a traditional recipe, with a few changes to make it quick to prepare.


  • Butter
  • 250g Beef Mince
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 stick of Celery, diced
  • 1 large Carrot, diced
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 150ml Whole Milk
  • 1 tin Plum Tomatoes
  • 150ml Red Wine


  • Dutch oven


1. Preheat

Preheat the oven to 125 °C (257 °F) .

2. Sear

Add the beef to your dutch oven on medium-high with a generous knob of butter and give it a good sear. Season it with some salt and pepper.

3. Soften

Add the onion, celery, and carrots to the dutch oven. Cook until the onions soften.

4. Simmer

Add the tomato paste, and mix it around a bit. Add the milk, and let it simmer until most of it has evaporated.

5. Cook

Add the plum tomatoes and red wine. Put the lid on and simmer in the oven for 3 hours, checking occasionally.