Zinfandel Wine Pairing Recipes

Browse our collection of recipes to pair with Zinfandel, a fruity and often jammy wine.

Staff Picks

Tandoori Chicken I

Rating: 3.5 stars
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This recipe was from my sister, Paula, who lived in northern England with her English husband. Indian food and 'takeaways' are very popular there. I serve this dish with rice and a spinach salad with tomato wedges, hard boiled eggs, cucumber slices, feta cheese and black olives. Doubling the marinade will provide plenty of sauce to go over the rice.

Pizza On The Grill II

Rating: 4.35 stars
85
This is pizza made on a gas grill. The results are great, and plenty of variations would work. The trick is to grill one side of the pizza dough first, then add the toppings.

Easy Fried Eggplant

Rating: 4.37 stars
314
An easy and quick way to prepare eggplant, and tasty too! I serve it with sliced fresh tomatoes, fresh green beans and bread and butter. An inexpensive meal from my childhood and still a favorite!

Awesome Roast Beef

Rating: 4.41 stars
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This rump roast in mushroom soup and beef broth is tender and very moist. It's made in the slow cooker, and is very easy to make. Raw vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes, may be added at the start of the cooking time, if desired. My whole family loves this recipe. The leftovers also make great roast beef sandwiches.

Chris' Bay Area Burger

Rating: 4.43 stars
905
These burgers are the hit of my town. All my friends come over every weekend just for these burgers. With a little bit of basil leaves, and some olive oil, you will drooling all over yourself while you eat these.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Rating: 4.44 stars
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A hearty, savory slow cooker stew with potatoes, carrots, celery, broth, herbs and spices. You won't be slow to say 'yum'!

Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Rating: 4.82 stars
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This is the chili recipe the gang eats at Purdue Boilermaker football games. I always prep and cook the chili the night before and then reheat the next day. This is a combination of many different tomato-based chili recipes. Good luck and enjoy.

Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.48 stars
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Authentic Cajun flavor! I grew up in Louisiana and love red beans and rice; these are just like I remember. Serve with Tabasco sauce for a little kick. My family loved to splash a little cider vinegar in each bowl.

Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Rating: 4.54 stars
3656
This is a recipe I got from my mother years ago -- it's great.

All American Roast Beef

Rating: 4.5 stars
511
This is your basic everyday eye round roast beef. Simply cooked to perfection. Serve it to family or company. The secret is in the time cooked. 20 minutes per pound at 375 degrees.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew IV

Rating: 4.57 stars
1407
Made this on a snowy winter day; it made the house smell good all day long and our tummies full at the end of the day! Best stew I have ever had.

Chicago-Style Hot Dog

Rating: 4.78 stars
288
The Chicago Dog is a Windy City classic, and a big favorite with sports fans! The frank must be all-beef, the bun must be poppyseed, the ingredients must be piled onto the bun in the order specified. And whatever you do, don't spoil the splendor with ketchup!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Easy Red Beans and Rice
Rating: Unrated
556
This is an easy and delicious take on a Louisiana classic that you can prepare and cook in 40 minutes! I use turkey kielbasa to cut down on the fat, but not the flavor. Season with hot pepper sauce if you like.
Peking Duck
Rating: Unrated
118
I have made this recipe and it is delicious. It can be served with plum sauce as well as a fruit sauce. This is actually a short-cut version but it is fantastic.

Roasted Duck

Rating: 4.61 stars
362

I made this last year out of the blue, and my whole family enjoyed it. We had never had duck before, and it was a nice exchange for the traditional turkey. We served it with all the usual side dishes.