Monday, January 20, 2014

The "gravy" again

Red sauce with meat
(Italian gravy)

·       2 32 oz cans of crushed tomatoes
·       1 32 oz can of tomato sauce or puree
·       5 cloves garlic. minced
·       meatballs from below recipe
·       1 lb country style pork ribs
·       2 tablespoons raw sugar
·       1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
·       1 teaspoon salt
·       2 tablespoons dry oregano
·       1 tablespoon died basil
·       2 cups red wine (burgundy is best)

Ingredients for meatballs:
·       1/2 onion, diced fine
·       1 clove garlic, diced fine
·       1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
·       1 lb 3 meat meatloaf ground meat (pork, veal and beef)
·       1 tablespoon dry parsley
·       1 tablespoon dry oregano
·       2 eggs, beaten

For meatballs:
mix all together well and form into 2 inch balls
brown in the pot you will use for your sauce and remove into a baking pan
finish in a 350 F oven (about 30 minutes)

For the sauce:
Brown the country ribs in the same pot as the meatballs
When browned on all sides stir in all the ingredients.
rinse out the tomato cans with about a cup of water.
cover and bring to a simmer, stirring regularly.
Add meatballs after 1 hour and continue simmering for 2 hours.
Serve with your favorite pasta.