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    Italian Meat Sauce for Pasta or Lasagna

    Italian Meat Sauce for Pasta or Lasagna. Photo by Vicki in CT

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    3 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    3 hrs

    Vicki in CT's Note:

    This is loosely based on Lydia Bastianich's recipe and is spectacular. This is an authentic "gravy" for pasta. Rich and robust. We add hot pepper flakes to taste.

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    1. 1
      Cook sausage until browned. Drain well and set aside.
    2. 2
      Using the same pan heat olive oil. Cook onion and garlic until softened. Add marrow bones. Cook 5-10 minutes turning often.
    3. 3
      Add wine and stir well scraping bottom of pan. Cook until mostly evaporated.
    4. 4
      Add remaining ingredients with cooked sausage. Cook for several hours uncovered adding water if needed. It should be a deep brick color. Discard bones.
    5. 5
      Serve with favorite pasta.
    6. 6
      Note: You should use quality Italian sausage from your local butcher for optimal flavor.

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    • on May 13, 2009


      I am Italian and this is about as authentic as it gets!! I do cut up fresh mushrooms, celery and green pepper and saute it all with the onions and garlic. Fabulous!! Extra garlic always works too! I add a little parmesan (dry) to the sauce. YUM!!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Meat Sauce for Pasta or Lasagna

    Serving Size: 1 (370 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 354.8
    Calories from Fat 220
    Total Fat 24.5 g
    Saturated Fat 7.3 g
    Cholesterol 38.8 mg
    Sodium 903.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    Sugars 7.9 g
    Protein 15.6 g

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    beef bones with marrow

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