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Many meat sauces, such as a traditional Italian Bolognese, require sweet ingredients like canned tomatoes, tomato paste and wine. While the flavors of these sauces are concentrated by reducing them over heat, sometimes the process makes the meat or sauce too sweet. The easiest way to alter the sweetness level of a meat dish is to add a bit of acid. Add this to my Recipe Box.
Taste the cooked meat to check the sweetness and overall flavor.
Drizzle a few teaspoons of apple cider vinegar or another acidic liquid over the meat or mix it into your meat sauce.
Taste the meat or sauce again to check the flavor.
Repeat until the sweetness level is to your liking.
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