Hearty Pasta Sauce--Ragu Style

Hearty Pasta Sauce--Ragu Style


"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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45 m servings 306 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 306 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.6g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 11.3 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 1465 mg
  • 59%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in half & half. Serve over pasta, sprinkled with cheese if desired.


  • 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.



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...