1/2 cup red wine
1 can (14.5 ounces) Italian pear tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
6 hamburger or other rolls, toasted
6 slices provolone cheese
HEAT the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion; season with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften. Stir in the garlic; cook, 1 minute.
ADD the ground beef, stirring it into the onions and breaking it up; cook until browned. Stir in the wine, tomatoes and paste, oregano, red pepper flakes and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Taste for seasonings.
SERVE on rolls, topped with a slice of provolone and a generous helping of giardiniera.
Nutrition information: Per serving: 514 calories, 20 grams fat, 9 grams saturated fat, 116 milligrams cholesterol, 61 grams carbohydrates, 19 grams protein, 689 milligrams sodium, 2 grams fiber.