750 gm jar. Will feed three to four, depending on the size of human and appetite.
It's one of those nights when you need to feed the hordes and/or yourself as quickly as possible before things get ugly and who doesn't like spaghetti bolognese? This is a classic win-win.
A simple, tomato-based, beef mince sauce with onion, carrot, celery, garlic and fresh herbs, flavoured with our speck and using our 24 hour simmered beef broth made exclusively from the bones of the whole animals we break here at Feather and Bone.
Serve with pasta or rice and green salad; or ratatouille and thick slices of sourdough bread; or put the sauce into a baking tray and top with mashed potato or parsnip sprinkled with grated parmesan and heat in the oven for a speedy version of shepherd’s pie; or put it on toast; or pile it into tacos; or just spoon it into big, iceberg lettuce leaves and gobble it down.
Why we make it
If you're like us, the quest to achieve a sane work/life balance sometimes feels like a cross between an extreme sport practised by certified lunatics and a form of medieval torture, so the ease of this dish has great appeal. If you don't have kids then you're probably even more crazy busy as there's more time and more room to take on more things.
Either way, most people we know - kidded or otherwise - feel as though they spend a good part of their lives in one of those NASA G-Force simulators and we could all do with a break from the dinner treadmill now and then.
Relax. Pour yourself a glass of wine, put your feet up for a minute and let us make dinner easy with the Conscientious Carnivore’s answer to fast food - our Put Your Feet Up Sauces which do most of the work for you.
Main photo: Alan Benson