What a difference adding meat and red wine makes to everyday pasta sauce! Leftover roast beef and Holland House Red Cooking Wine work wonders to boost flavor. Add both to your favorite jarred pasta sauce or make our hearty pasta sauce -- a Bolognese-style ragu that is traditionally served with wide noodles.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Coarsely chop, or shred by hand, enough cooked roast beef to make 1-1/2 cups. If meat is cold, cut into chunks and warm slightly in microwave to make hand-shredding easier.

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  • Heat olive oil in a 4-quart pot and gently cook garlic, basil, oregano and rosemary about 3 minutes. Stir in the 1-1/2 cups beef and tomato paste. Add tomato sauce, red cooking wine, brown sugar and cinnamon or nutmeg, stirring until smooth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 30-40 minutes.

  • Remove from heat; stir in half & half. Serve over pasta, sprinkled with cheese if desired.

Tips

In need of a tasty roast beef recipe? Try our Burgundy Roast Beef with Savory Sauce. If you have leftover sauce from the Burgundy roast beef, stir it into this pasta sauce.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; protein 11.3g 23% DV; carbohydrates 38.6g 13% DV; fat 11.1g 17% DV; cholesterol 21mg 7% DV; sodium 1465mg 59% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2015
This recipe was very good. Tangy and flavourful. I omitted one can of the tomato paste and the half/half cream only because I did not have them and the recipe still tasted good. I also cooked it with abut 250g ground beef instead of left over meat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2015
This recipe was very good. Tangy and flavourful. I omitted one can of the tomato paste and the half/half cream only because I did not have them and the recipe still tasted good. I also cooked it with abut 250g ground beef instead of left over meat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2019
I was a little leery about a pasta sauce recipe that included cinnamon or nutmeg and cream but tried it anyway. I made a few adjustments but pretty much followed the recipe as written. I only used one can of tomato paste and used a large jar of my homemade tomato sauce. I also just used regular red wine and not cooking wine (not sure what the difference is). I used the nutmeg and added about 1/2 tsp of salt. It was a bit on the sweet side but very tasty - my husband quite liked it. I will use this again when I have leftover roast beef. Thanks. Read More