Think of this as a hearty meaty stove top baked ziti. Baked tie. Spicy red meat sauces with cheese will forever my heart. I specialize in these simple dishes. It’s all about the perfect seasoning and al dente pasta. That’s it. People will even forgive you if you burn the cheese a bit as long as the seasoning is on point and the pasta is perfectly cooked. It’s a one pot meal what more can you ask for? Well 2 if you count the pot to boil the pasta.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 small onion finely diced
- 2 green chilies
- 1 garlic clove finely minced
- 2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
- 1 lb bow tie pasta
Heat a large skillet with some vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
Crumble the beef into the skillet and cook until browned.
Stir in the onions, garlic, chilies, and red pepper flakes.
Reduce the heat to low and add the red wine, crushed tomatoes, brown sugar, and water. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper and stir in the ricotta cheese. Cook the sauce with the ricotta for an additional 5 minutes.
Stir in the bow tie pasta, parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese.
Cover and let it simmer until the cheese is completely melted.
Serve and enjoy.