Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Serves: 6 - 8
2 tbsp Deep South spices
500g beef mince
2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
1 stick of celery (finely chopped)
1 small onion (finely chopped)
400g chopped tomatoes
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp Curious Farmer Smoked Tomato Ketchup (or regular ketchup)
Heat a splash of oil in a large, heavy based saucepan over a medium heat. Gently cook the onions and celery for 8-10 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, followed by the Deep South spices and cook for a further 30 seconds.
Increase the heat and add the mince, cooking quickly until browned, breaking down any chunks of meat with a wooden spoon.
Stir in the chopped tomatoes, tomato ketchup, apple cider vinegar, 100ml of water and season to taste. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve on toasted brioche bun topped with sliced gherkins and fried onions.