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    September 5, 2018 | Leslie Hallman

    Cabernet Sauvignon + Simple Spaghetti Bolognese

    Take time this fall to share a meal and bottle of wine with family and friends. This spaghetti bolognese paired with a glass of our Cabernet is simple to prepare and packed with flavor. Cheers to time well spent with the ones you love most! 

    1 pound lean ground beef
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    4 garlic cloves, minced
    1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
    ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    1¼ cups red wine
    1 (28-ounce) can San Marzano tomatoes, crushed
    2 tablespoons tomato paste
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1 pound pasta
    ¼ cup basil leaves, coarsely chopped
    ¼  cup heavy cream
    ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Heat 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until the meat has started to brown. Stir in the garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes and cook for another minute. Pour 1 cup of the wine into the skillet and stir well. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1½ teaspoons pepper, stirring until combined. Bring to a boil before simmering for 10 - 15 minutes. Prepare pasta according to directions. Finish the sauce by adding the basil, cream, and the remaining ¼ cup wine to the sauce and simmer for an additional 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened. Add the sauce to drained and rinsed pasta and ½ cup Parmesan and toss well. Garnish with basil and serve immediately with additional grated Parmesan. 


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