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Very very dull but about to waste a ton of mince- my spaghetti sauce tastes like vinegar...HELP!!

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MovingOutOfBlighty Fri 14-Aug-09 15:55:40

Think I used a cheap Tesco own tomato puree.

Don't want to add sugar as may become sweet and vinegary, so feeling stuck.

Problem is, I did a big batch for the freezer so any advice on neutralising the vinegary taste?
Ta!

trellism Fri 14-Aug-09 15:57:26

Try simmering it for a good while to reduce, with the lid off.

My mum used to use Bisto, if you're after a shortcut, but that's not exactly authentic.

TrinityRhinoIsInDetention Fri 14-Aug-09 15:58:33

bisto granules?

marmite?

soy sauce?

nomorecake Fri 14-Aug-09 15:58:48

dunno, but try posting in food/recipes/chat. you may get a quicker response.

i'm sure someone will come along to help save it. don't bin it yet!

MovingOutOfBlighty Fri 14-Aug-09 15:59:47

2 votes for Bisto. Will go with that! Ta chaps!

stealthsquiggle Fri 14-Aug-09 16:01:32

Add sugar to counter vinagar-iness, followed by beef stock (or bovril, or worcester sauce) to counter sweetness.

And buy Sainsbury's basic in future - much better than Tesco Value IME.

MovingOutOfBlighty Fri 14-Aug-09 16:03:01

Thank you stealth &co - that sounds like a plan.

Poor mince - I normally only use Waitrose puree blush at my poshness!

HeadFairy Fri 14-Aug-09 16:04:22

Can you dilute it with a tin of better quality tomato puree? Then try a teeny bit of sugar, keep tweaking, try the bisto, then a splash of wine if you've got it around.. then perhaps some herbs (dried will do, I usually use Oregano) keep tweaking until it's right. You might end up with more than you started with but if you're freezing that's alright isn't it?

MovingOutOfBlighty Fri 14-Aug-09 16:04:33

Excessively dull update but Bisto and sugar has worked! Thank you ladies!

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