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Add the onion, carrot and celery to a pan with a good splash of olive oil and soften on a medium heat for about ten mintutes before adding the garlic and cooking for another couple of minutes. Remove the vegetables from the pan and set aside. Crank up the heat and add both sets of mince and the pancetta, you want to brown the mince and break it up while it cooks so that it doesn’t clump together.
This normally takes about 5-10 mins, once this is complete add the vegetable mixture back to the pan, keep the heat high and add the wine. Continue cooking on a high heat until the wine has almost disappeared befre adding the milk (or cream), tomatoes, puree, a couple of teaspoons of salt and herbs.
Reduce to a low heat and leave to cook with the lid on for as long as possible, ideally 2-4 hours. Check for seasoning when cooked, the sauce shouldnt be too wet so if it is cook with the lid off for a bit, you can’t overcook this really.
Boil the spaghetti or pasta of choice until al dente, before serving. Personally I belive the sauce should be mixed through the pasta so that’s what I would recommend, although i have seen it with the sauce “plonked” on top of the pasta. Add paremsan chees to serve.
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Heat a casserole pan until really hot and add about a tbsp of oil. Fry the lamb until browned all over. Make sure and get some good colour on the meat at this stage as it will enhance the flavour of the finished dish. Remove the lamb from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Reduce the heat and add the knob of butter to the pan. Fry the onion, celery and carrot for a few minutes, scraping any bits of lamb from the bottom of the pan.. Cover and leave to ‘sweat’ for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the garlic and rosemary and return the browned meat to the pan. Sprinkle over the flour and stir everything together. Turn the heat up and add the wine. Stir and allow to bubble over a fairly high heat for 5 minutes or so, until the wine has reduced slightly. Add the stock and season. Bring to the boil, cover, reduce heat and leave to simmer gently for 1 and a half hours, checking and stirring occasionally.
Serve with Special Potatoes and lots of lovely vegetables.