Italian meat sauce

Yield: 5 cups

Measure Ingredient
¼ cup Butter
½ cup Oil, olive
1½ cup Onion; finely chopped
1 cup Carrots; grated
½ cup Celery; finely chopped
2½ cup Mushrooms; finely chopped
2 teaspoons Parsley; finely chopped
2 pounds Beef, lean ground
2 tablespoons Flour, all purpose
2 tablespoons Tomato puree
1 cup Wine, red
3½ cup Beef broth
\N \N Salt; to taste
\N \N Pepper; to taste
\N \N Oregano; to taste
\N \N Garlic; to taste

Combine butter and oil in large frypan and heat. Add onions and saute for one minute. Add carrots, celery, mushrooms and parsley; cook, stirring frequently for 5 min. Crumble in ground beef and cook, stirring frequently until lightly browned. Sprinkle flour over the ground beef and stir until well blended. Stir in puree'. Add wine gradually, stirring constantly. Add the broth and season with spices as desired. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour or until thickened. Serve with pasta.

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