- STEP 1
Preheat fan over to 140C (160C conventional) Heat the olive oil in a large casserole and fry the lardons until slightly brown.
- STEP 2
Add the onion and garlic and fry until softened.
- STEP 3
Add the mince meat until just turning brown.
- STEP 4
Now add the passata, tomato purée and the rest of the vegetables. Add the herbs and season well with pepper and a little salt. Bring to a gentle simmer and put in the oven with a lid on.
- STEP 5
Cook in oven for 2 hours. Check the sauce occasionally and stir. Add a little water if looking too dry.