I volunteer at James River Cellars in Glen Allen, VA. Our event coordinator, Alison, experiments with recipes using our wines and blogs about them at From the Bottom of a Wine Bottle. Inspired by her, I decided to try a few recipes myself. This is my first, using Real Santa Red, a Cab Franc infused with cinnamon.
- 1 sweet red pepper, chopped
- 1 c. Real Santa Red (or any red wine)
- 1 jar tomato basil pasta sauce
- 1 pkg. (12 oz.) pre-cooked meatballs (turkey or beef)
In a medium saucepan coated with cooking spray over medium heat, cook chopped pepper 5 min. or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add red wine. Cook 1 more minute. Stir in pasta sauce. Add meatballs. Cover; let simmer 10 min or until meatballs are heated through.