This zesty red sauce is thick with diced red peppers. Its piquancy comes from crushed red-pepper flakes and dashes of hot sauce. Serve tossed with hearty fettuccine noodles and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

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  • Add bell peppers; cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Raise heat to medium high; add wine. Cook, scraping any browned bits from pan, until liquid evaporates.

  • Stir in crushed tomatoes with juice, stock, tomato sauce, the water, red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper, and hot-pepper sauce if using. Bring to a boil, and reduce to a gentle simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened, about 1 hour.

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