Conti Family Meat Sauce

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READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by ThatSouthernBelle

From the back of the book: "Last Bite - A novel of Culinary Romance" By Nancy Verde Barr, Julia Childs' executive chef. ***Add Conti Family Braciolini - it is optional.*** ***Meatballs: Conti Family Meatballs (Sicilian Twist).***

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Rinse the pork and beef, pat dry and cut into pieces roughly 4 inches square.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep, heavy pot and cook the onion until translucent.
  3. Push the onion aside, and working with a few pieces at a time, brown the meat on all sides.
  4. Push the tomatoes through a strainer to remove the seeds and pour the into the pot with all the meat.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  6. Boil briskly for 15 minutes, then reduce the heast so that the sauce simmers gently and partially over the pot.
  7. Cook, stirring occasionally for 2 1/2 hours.
  8. (If the sauce becomes too thick, add small amounts of hot water.).
  9. If using the Braciole, drop them into the pot after the sauce has cooked for 1 hour.
  10. Add the meatballs for the last 45 minutes of cooking.
  11. Remove the meats from the sauce.
  12. Serve the sauce over pasta and serve the meats separately.

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