This 45-minute main dish ticks all the boxes that comfort is food known for, including perfectly seasoned ground meat in a hearty beef broth and red wine gravy.
– olive oil – vidalia onions – carrots – garlic – lean ground beef
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. When the oil shimmers, add onion and carrot.
Cook together for about 8 minutes until they have softened and browned slightly. Add chopped garlic and cook for one minute more. Remove the veg to a bowl and set aside.
Reduce to medium heat and add the beef, breaking it up as it cooks with a wooden spoon.
Add Worcestershire and tomato paste (or mushroom ketchup) and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, slowly incorporating bits of beef into the paste mixture.