My new do in blue-it matches my eyes.
In a food chopper or processor chop:
1-2 carrots(you want to end up with about 1/2 cup)
1-2 stalks of celery(same end as the carrot)
1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
(I also put in roasted red peppers if I have them)
In a large skillet heat some olive oil and saute the veggies starting with the carrots and ending with the peppers, and continue for 5 minutes or so, til soft and then remove from pan to a bowl.
In the same skillet over medium high heat brown:
1 1/2lbs ground meat of your choice.
Venison, if you can get it, is especially good. Make friends with a hunter if you aren't one yourself! I imagine for you vegans out there that crumbled extra firm tofu would work quite well also.
*when browning ground meat remember DON'T KEEP STIRRING IT AROUND! Just crumble it evenly in the pan, salt it and watch it. When it is caramelized(not burnt) on the bottom, flip it and repeat the process minus the salt.*
Drain the excess fat if there is any and add the vegetables back in.
1/2 cup ketchup
1 14-15 oz can tomatoes crushed or 2 cups plain tomato sauce(it's a texture thing so use what you like)
1tbsp Worcestershire sauce(soy sauce would be an acceptable substitute here)
1tbsp red wine vinegar
1-2 tbsp brown sugar
pinch of ground cloves(try it!)
1/2 tsp dried thyme
fresh black pepper to taste
pinch of cayenne(can be omitted)
Simmer for 10 minutes or so and serve on a good roll.