Hearty Tomato Sauce

Hearty Tomato Sauce
Servings: 6 Prep 20 mins Cook 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground chuck
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 small sweet green peppers, cored, seeded and chopped (about 1-1/4 cups)
  • 3 garlic, chopped
  • 1 3/4 pounds plum tomatoes (about 8 medium-size), peeled, quartered and seeded
  • 2 8 ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound pasta, such as ziti

Make It

1. Heat large nonaluminum pot over medium-high heat. Add chuck, onion, green pepper and garlic; saute, breaking apart chuck with wooden spoon, 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and chuck is cooked.

2. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, red wine, pepper flakes, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, cook pasta following the package directions. Drain; transfer to a large serving bowl. Taste the sauce; adjust the seasonings if desired. Spoon the sauce over the pasta. Serve hot.