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    Valerie's Sunday Gravy (meat Sauce)

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    3 hrs

    1 hrs

    2 hrs

    Valerie in Florida's Note:

    A very traditional, Italian meat sauce that I have adapted from several different recipes to create my own delicious gravy.

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    For the Sauce

    For the Meatballs


    1. 1
    2. 2
      Mix all ingredients together.
    3. 3
      Form into meatballs.
    4. 4
      Heat Canola oil in fry pan at medium.
    5. 5
      Fry meatballs on all sides. Do not overcook as you will continue to cook meatballs in sauce.
    6. 6
      Remove and set aside on some paper towels to absorb some of the fat.
    7. 7
    8. 8
      Heat 2-Tbsp oil in large heavy pot over medium heat. Brown pork chops on both sides. This should take about 10-15 minutes.
    9. 9
      Remove from pan.
    10. 10
      Add sausages, brown on all sides and remove from pan.
    11. 11
      Drain most of fat from pot.
    12. 12
      Add garlic and cook for about 2-minutes. Do not burn !
    13. 13
      Add tomatoes with their juices to the pot (I put the tomatoes first in a blender and pulse about three times to break up the tomatoes).
    14. 14
      Add water, salt and pepper to taste.
    15. 15
      Add pork, sausages and basil and bring sauce to a simmer.
    16. 16
      Partially cover the pot and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 2-hours.
    17. 17
      After 2 hours, add the meatballs and cook for 30 minutes or so.
    18. 18
      Serve with pasta of choice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 07, 2008


      Now this is excellent sauce! I loved the addition of the pork chops and the other meat blend. This is a really authentic Italian sauce. I did add 1 c. Merlot with 1 c. water in place of the 2 c. water. The wine boosted the flavor even more once I added it, and let it simmer for awhile for the flavors to blend. We loved it! The meatballs were very good, and I know one thing for sure, this sauce will be made often!

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    Nutritional Facts for Valerie's Sunday Gravy (meat Sauce)

    Serving Size: 1 (680 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 856.0
    Calories from Fat 475
    Total Fat 52.8 g
    Saturated Fat 16.8 g
    Cholesterol 217.9 mg
    Sodium 1794.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 41.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.8 g
    Sugars 17.2 g
    Protein 55.4 g

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    extra lean beef

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