1/4 Red Onion
1 Fennel Stalk
2 Celery Stalks
2 Cloves Garlic
3 Pounds Organic 85% lean Ground Beef
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
3/4 Cup Red Wine or good quality Balsamic Vinegar
2 cans Fire Roasted, Diced Tomatoes (365 Whole Foods Brand)
Fresh Rosemary and Oregano
Salt & Pepper to taste
Pre heat oven to 350°
Finely dice all of the vegetables and set aside in a bowl.
Heat a heavy, large sauce pan on the stove top and add the Ground Beef.
Cook the Beef until just cooked through.
Strain the meat from the pan with a slotted spoon, pour out the remaining fat and juices into a small bowl.
Add the 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil to the same pan add the diced vegetables and sauté them until translucent stirring well.
Pour the Red Wine or Balsamic Vinegar into the pan, scraping the bottom of the pan to release the caramelized vegetables.
Puree the Tomatoes and add them to the pan.
Season with a few sprigs of fresh Rosemary and Oregano, salt & pepper.
Let simmer for 5 minutes then transfer to a 350° oven for 1 hour stirring occasionally.
Terrific served over Spaghetti or just with a Baguette and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.