Aurelio's sauce has been a family secret since Joe Aurelio opened his first restaurant in Homewood, Illinois, in 1959. Some people call the sauce sweet, but I would describe it as mild and tomatoey. There is some controversy over whether the sauce actually contains beer or not. This is the recipe we have found to be closest to the original. If you don't wish to use beer, a little malt extract will add the same flavor.
Thanks to HandsomeG and Gaga at pizzamaking.com for some clues that led me to create this recipe.
From Dom DeLuise. This can be actually be served without pasta. Some recommended pastas are ziti, rigatoni, ravioli, and angel hair.
Use hot or sweet sausages, or a combination, your choice.
Add a couple more mushrooms if you like them.
From Dom DeLuise. This is good on salads or as a marinade. For a creamy dressing, add 2 tablespoons of sour cream. You can use 1/4 teaspoon dried basil instead of the fresh. This is a very tart dressing, so feel free to adjust the proportions of oil and vinegar.
This is my favorite cucumber salad. It's really refreshing served with a spicy entree. I do cut back to about 1/2 cup sugar and like to use black sesame seeds to give it another dash of color. From the RSVP section of Bon Appetit magazine.
This is a nice salsa that is especially good with any seafood. It goes particularly well with fresh Hawaiian ahi. I usually use a jalapeno pepper instead of the habanero to cool it down a notch. From Bon Appetit.