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Old 09-02-2010, 04:11 PM   #1
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Thicken meat sauce

I made a pot of meat sauce, cooked for 4 hours, but I forgot to add the tomato paste and it's not as thick as I would want it! Can I just put it all back in a pot and add the paste and cook for 1 hour or so? Would that change the acidity or taste of how it should be?
How to I correct my error?

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Old 09-02-2010, 04:22 PM   #2
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Tomato paste is not really a thickener in the quantity used in a meat sauce. If its taste is missing, then put it in and simmer for a short time.
To thicken, I'd use beurre manie and depending on the type of sauce, maybe demi glace.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:26 PM   #3
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You could even take out some of the meat sauce and give it a quick pulse in a blender, then add it back into the rest of the sauce. That'll help thicken it if you don't want to add butter to the mixture.
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Just add the paste and simmer uncovered until it's as thick as you want it.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:14 PM   #5
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Another good filler is a saute of mushrooms chopped added parsley and garli,onion for flavor just saute and add.
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Just add the paste and simmer uncovered until it's as thick as you want it.
best bet.
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To thicken, I'd use beurre manie and depending on the type of sauce, maybe demi glace.
That would add volume and not help thicken. Butter would give it a great mouth feel, and I wouldn't wanna waste a good demi like that. just my opinion.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:06 AM   #8
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I agree with MSC, use a beurre manie to thicken it.
I do use tomato paste to finish my bolognese sauce but that's a whole different sauce.

Beurre Manie is the way to go.
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