Cabernet Mushroom Meat Sauce (Edit recipe)

It’s so easy to turn an inexpensive jar of marinara sauce into a delicious, restaurant-worthy meat sauce with only a few simple ingredients. US Wellness Meats 85% Lean Ground Beef adds amazing flavor to this versatile meat sauce which can be served over pasta, over rice, as a meat-lovers pizza sauce, or to make sloppy joes.
10 minutes to 15 minutes
20 minutes to 25 minutes
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This is our estimate based on online research.
Fat:18 g
Carbohydrates:11 g
Protein:21 g
Cholesterol:67 g
Sodium:501 mg
Fiber:2 g
Sugars:0 g
Calculated for total recipe.

Serves: 6-8

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Heat olive oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onions, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Stir in salt.
  2. Meanwhile, slice 3 mushrooms and leave the rest whole. Add whole mushrooms and garlic cloves to food processor until finely-chopped.
  3. Add chopped mushroom-garlic mixture and sliced mushrooms to skillet with onions; stir to combine.
  4. Add 1/4 cup red wine to skillet; stirring occasionally as mushrooms cook and wine reduces down, about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add ground beef; breaking up with spatula into small crumbles until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Add jar of marinara sauce; stir to combine with beef mixture, reducing heat to low, if needed.
  7. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup red wine. Allow sauce to simmer 5-10 minutes; stirring occasionally. Serve over pasta, or as desired.


If serving over pasta, use 1 pound of your favorite pasta (or gluten-free pasta); cooked according to package instructions for al dente. If using sauce to make pizza, spread a layer of sauce over prepared crusts or fresh, homemade pizza dough, top with shredded mozzarella, then bake in oven according to prepackaged crust instructions or using your favorite homemade pizza recipe. To make sloppy joes, spoon sauce over burger buns then close with top bun (add shredded or sliced cheese, if desired, before adding top buns). Store sauce in fridge for up to 3 days. Dairy-free. Egg-free. Nut-free.

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