|1 lb||Pastene pasta of your choice|
|2 Tbsp||Pastene Extra Virgin Olive Oil|
|2 medium||carrots, peeled and diced|
|2 stalks||celery, chopped|
|2 Tbsp||Pastene Minced Garlic|
|2 Tbsp||Pastene Tomato Paste|
|2 lbs||ground lamb|
|1/2 cup||red wine|
|2 (28 ounce) cans||Pastene Kitchen Ready Tomatoes|
|2 tsp||freshly chopped thyme|
|2 tsp||freshly chopped rosemary|
|2 tsp||freshly chopped oregano|
|1/4 tsp||crushed red pepper flakes|
|1/2 cup||peas, optional|
|parsley for garnish|
|Salt, to taste|
|Freshly ground black pepper, to taste|
- In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion, carrots, and celery and cook until soft, 5 minutes.
- Add garlic and tomato paste and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more.
- Add lamb and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 6 minutes.
- Add red wine and cook until mostly reduced, 5 minutes more. Add tomatoes, then fill each can with ¼ cup water and swirl around to catch any extra juices and add to pot.
- Add fresh herbs, red pepper flakes, bay leaf, peas and season with salt and pepper.
- Bring to ingredients to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 1 hour. Remove bay leaf. Season with more salt and pepper to taste. Add parsley for garnish. Serve over desired pasta!