Cindi's Red Sauce for Pasta

Cindi's Red Sauce For Pasta Recipe

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Cindi Hayward-Boger


I made this recipe for dinner one night and just kept adding what I thought might taste good together for a different sauce. It really kicks up the flavor of a jarred sauce. We loved it!! It turns out very thick. You can add your favorite cheeses to this recipe also. Enjoy!


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30 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


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  • 1/2 c
    yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley, chopped
  • 1 lb
    ground round, cooked and drained
  • 2 Tbsp
    celery leaves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    red wine
  • 14 oz can(s)
    diced tomatoes
  • 1 small
    can tomatoe paste
  • Large jar(s)
    your favorite pasta sauce

How to Make Cindi's Red Sauce for Pasta


  1. Brown beef in a deep pot, drain, return to pot.
  2. Add all the olive oil, veggies and seasonings, except wine. Simmor over medium heat until tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in wine and allow to reduce for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add 14 oz can of diced tomatoes, tomatoe paste,, stir in well. Then add your favorite jar of pasta sauce, stir together well.
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover and allow to simmer for about one hour.
  6. Remove lid and allow to simmer another30 minutes. Remove bay leaves before serving over your favorite cooked pasta.

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About Cindi's Red Sauce for Pasta

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Carb
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy

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