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    Jersey Sunday Dinner Gravy

    Jersey Sunday Dinner Gravy. Photo by Lavender Lynn

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    Total Time:

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    2 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    2 hrs

    Irish Rose's Note:

    We lived in New Jersey for 37 years and I have the pleasure of having several Jersey Italian friends that are all exceptional cooks. This is my favorite sauce recipe. My Jersey Italian friends refer to spaghetti sauce cooked with meat as gravy.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large, heavy pot, heat olive oil and add pork bones and beef. Brown all over about 10-20 minutes. Remove meat with slotted spoon. This is not a sauce/gravy for the crock pot since it would add too much water and the sauce would not stick to the pasta.
    2. 2
      Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic to hot oil and cook 10 minutes, until tender and stirring often. I put the above veggies in the food processor to get them very fine, almost grated, as you want this to be a smooth sauce. Add meats, both cans of tomatoes, wine, bouillon cube, spices and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, partially cover and simmer 2 hours or until meat is very tender and gravy has thickened.
    3. 3
      To serve, toss some of the gravy with cooked pasta of your choice and place rest of gravy in bowl on table. Place cooked meat in another bowl. Accompany with hard rolls, pecorino romano cheese, salad and a glass of red wine. Enjoy!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 04, 2009

      55

      The store did not have necks so I used pork ribs. I grated the carrot, onion and celery so I did not have to put them into a blender. Wish I had an immersion blender. It is simmering now and smells wonderful. I'm finishing my review from May 17, 09... I can still remember this recipe because it was really outstanding! The gravy is so thick and had so much flavor. I had never had this type of sauce on pasta before. I think I'll make this for the weekend again. Love your recipe, thank you so much for sharing this gem. Made for *Zaar Cookbooks Tag 2009* game

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    • on July 18, 2005

      55

      I have tried a Sunday gravy only once before, but this was much better. The sauce was very flavorful and not too thick. Thank you Irish Rose and your Jersey friends!

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    • on March 13, 2008

      55

      This is very good and flavorful. I followed ingredients as per recipe. I cooked this in my crockpot while I was away all day. It was a little watery so I let it thicken before serving it. I served the gravy over penne pasta. Made for USA Tag.

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    Nutritional Facts for Jersey Sunday Dinner Gravy

    Serving Size: 1 (386 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 352.2
     
    Calories from Fat 137
    39%
    Total Fat 15.2 g
    23%
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    25%
    Cholesterol 39.2 mg
    13%
    Sodium 1350.9 mg
    56%
    Total Carbohydrate 32.0 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 6.6 g
    26%
    Sugars 17.2 g
    69%
    Protein 14.3 g
    28%

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    pork neck bones

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