For Janet, I used mince (not sure what sort - possibly pork & veal).
For me, I used grated tofu - so it did resemble mince!
For both sauces, I cooked an onion and then added the "mince" Once the meaty mince was browned, I added grated carrot & zucchini to both saucepans along with some bottled tomato pasta sauce, and let it all simmer away. Very easy and very delicious!!