This is the best, my wife and I put this together one morning and let it cook all day long. WOW the best I have tasted in a long time!
This is a true Sunday gravy.......transported me right back to New York in the '50's! I have made it as posted and is has been loved by all who have tasted it. Thank you for posting this great keeper of a recipe, Elissa.
absolutely astounding recipe - I am old school from New York and this,,, this,,,,, this is the GENUINE ARTICLE ... If you arelucky enough to have ound this recipe and dont use it... ya oughtta have your frikkin head examined... it is the best of the best
I've been making this gravy for a few years now. I use a combination of sweet and hot Italian sausage. I also use 50/50 proportions of pork and beef for the meat balls; I feel like the flavor of the meatballs is better with both Parmesan and Romano cheeses. I can't get veal for a good price (try $30 a pound), so I use cross-cut beef ribs and don't miss it one bit...I will never make another "sauce" after this. Awesome...and so worth the time and effort. This freezes beautifully.
It came out great! My budget did not allow for all the meats. I chose boneless spare ribs and made tiny meatballs out of ground beef rather than large ones because I only had one pound. Luckily, I had the expensive parm-reggiano chunk of cheese for the meatballs and that made them fabulous! I also had 2 italian sausage in the freezer.. but no veal. I, of course, added Italian sofrito to the sauce, tons of oregano (my fave Italian seasoning), red wine, sugar, red pepper flakes, salt, etc, etc... to taste, but the base recipe is awesome. Tons to freeze! Clean as you go guys! This is a messy prep recipe!
This is amazing! I didn't have veal so I subbed in some beef stew meat. I also used "hot" Italian links. So good. And the next day was even better. Great gravy recipe. Thank you for this keeper.
This makes the whole house smell edible. And as another reviewer said, the amazingly tender meat leftovers are really a nice bonus. Usually I get enough out of it I can freeze a batch of the sauce.
I just made the meatballs and put them in my own sauce. SO YUMMY
I made this last night for the return of the Sopranos on tv. I thought it would be fun to try a different recipe as I just use my own. This recipe is slightly different but we enjoyed it a lot. My fiance especially loved it. I had plenty of sauce so I also made eggplant parmesan and froze the left overs for another time. Thanks for posting!