Wine Bitten

Try this with a fruit forward red wine like Malbec or Zinfandel; or a drier Cabernet or Meritage.   

Vary the seasoning by adding a thai pepper and/or sprinkling with fresh cilantro.

Pork Ragout

Ingredients for 4:

1 lb thin sliced pork loin chops:  cut into  bite sized cubes

 4 oz hot turkey Italian sausage

1 sprig chopped fresh rosemary

1 cup chopped onion

1/2 can chicken broth

1 cup red wine (whatever you are serving, or a Malbec)

28 ounce can chopped tomatoes

Grated Pecorino to taste

Egg Noodles or other pasta for 4 


  1. Over medium high heat, saute sausage till it crumbles and browns.  
  2. Remove sausage, reduce heat to low, add onion and some salt, saute slowly till caramelized. 
  3. Add pork and increase heat to medium high to  saute quickly (about 4 minutes), stirring.
  4. Add broth and wine, stirring.  Reduce to about 1/2 of the liquid.
  5. Add tomatoes, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes until sauce is thickened.  
  6. Serve over pasta with cheese sprinkled to taste.