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what a meal! this was fabulous, especially the next day when all the flavors blended. i used veal chops, country style boneless spare ribs, both hot and sweet sausages. i added extra basil, oregano, parsley, and had to switch pots, my 8 quart was overflowing. i tansfered this to a 12 q pot, added the meatballs, and it simmered just fine. this is a keeper!

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chia August 01, 2003

Excellent! Meat was delicious but I would liked to have added at least 4 cans of tomatoes so as to have more sauce but my pot was not large enough. Thanks for posting!

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Vino p.o. prn February 02, 2008

This is VERY close to the gravy my mother has always made, people always ask for my mother's recipe but there is none, she learned from watching her mother and I learned from watching her. NOW I have this recipe to pass onto people. Made this for dinner tonight and no one realized it wasn't my usual gravy.

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*axxo* November 09, 2003

This is the only way we make meatballs, even if we don't have the time to make the gravy ourselves. My hubby brought the Soprano's Cookbook with him when we married five years ago, and it's been a go-to guide for us on many occasions. Some grocery stores around here sell a "meatball mix" so if we don't feel like getting all the different meats together and do a speedier version, that's what we use. Always wonderful!

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goddessindoorway July 26, 2010

This is without a doubt the BEST recipe for gravy ever! It tastes exactly like my Dad's. Unfortunately my Dad took his recipe to the grave and up until now no one has been able to duplicate the flavors. I am making it today for Sunday dinner. The grand kids have already eaten a half a loaf of bread "just tasting it Nana"..which is the sign of a terrific sauce! And the wonderful aromas filling the house are bringing back fond memories! Multo Beine!

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Conio's Nana June 13, 2009

This is a very good recipe - really flavorful. I used beef chuck roast, cut up, and turkey italian sausage - 1 1/2 lbs of each. I don't think it needed more than 1 c. water. I also added 2 small chopped, sauteed onions. Meatball recipe is delicious. I think this is such a good recipe that you could just about use any meat combination and come up with a winner. Thanks for sharing.

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Pesto lover May 16, 2009

I used some lean pork chops and Italian sausage in mine, about 1 1/2 lbs. of each. The flavors from the meat in with the sauce and spices etc. was an excellent result! This is an authentic Italian recipe, much like I had as a child at my friends Italian grandmother's house!

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Maine E Ack! April 13, 2009

Well worth the effort for the smile on dh's face! I used country style pork ribs, sweet italian turkey sausage, beef stew meat w/everything else as written. It was flavorful & unique when compared to my usual method of making sauce. I dumped the pork ribs in the crock pot w/BBQ sauce the next day for shredded BBQ pork & used the stew meat in a goulash the day after. Nice bonus to have two nights of meat pre-cooked! Thanks for sharing!

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CharTrev March 28, 2009

This was great. I am not Italian but have many Italian friends and have been trying to find a good gravy recipe. This is it. Changed it up a little. Didn't toss out the garlic and added onions. Deglazed with a little wine. Blended it all with the stick blender.

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sean.stanton January 20, 2008

Made this years ago when it first came out. It is still the best i've found. Well worth the cost, time and effort. Share it with friends. If you really want to set it off, make your own pasta/noodles fresh. One of the three best things in life ... at the table. i don't know what can replace fresh pesto and pasta ... so this recipe is right up there. john

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John Toadya October 09, 2007
Soprano's Sunday Gravy (Spaghetti Sauce)