Italian Spaghetti Sauce With Meatballs, Sausage and Stew Beef

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READY IN: 3hrs 5mins
Recipe by wirkwoman1

My mother-in-law has a life-long friend named Rosie, a dear Italian woman, who shared with us her family recipe for a hearty spaghetti sauce. I usually omit the ribs, as I'm not that much of a carnivore! Oftentimes I just make the meatballs with the sauce. No need to fry or bake the meatballs, add just add carefully to the hot sauce, then simmer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour oil into skillet. Cook stew beef, sausages and ribs until brown.
  2. Add onion and continue to cook until the onions turn golden brown.
  3. Remove all meats except for the beef and put them in a dish and cover to keep warm. Add beef, onions, tomato paste, water, and spices, to a heavy bottomed dutch oven, mixing well.
  4. Cover and cook 1½ hours. Return meats to pan and cook an additional ¾ hours.
  5. Add warm water to the dry bread. Squeeze out 2 handfuls and put into large bowl.
  6. Add hamburg, eggs, Romano cheese, garlic salt and pepper.
  7. Mix all of the Meatball's ingredients together. Shape into meatballs and add to sauce 25 minutes before the sauce is done. Watch carefully for burning.

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