Pasta with Ground Beef Sauce

Creating a pasta sauce with meat is fairly simple. This recipe adds dry red wine for a bit more complexity. (Photo via Flickr/click for credit)

Looking for a straightforward recipe for a ground beef sauce to top spaghetti or linguine. This one adds a 1/2 cup of dry red wine for added complexity and flavor without any extra work.

Pasta with Ground Beef Sauce



  1. In a large saucepan, combine beef, onion, garlic and green pepper. On medium-high heat, cook and stir until meat is brown and vegetables are tender. Drain the grease.
  2. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste, then season with dried basil, dried oregano, salt and pepper. Add red wine and stir.
  3. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for an hour. Stir occasionally.
  4. Cook pasta of your choice (we prefer linguine or spaghetti) according to directions.
  5. Serve pasta topped with ground beef sauce and Parmesan cheese.

Note: Not eating meat? It’s easy to swap out the ground beef with flavored textured soy proteins, found in health food stores or the health food section of your favorite grocery.