Italian Tomato Sauce With Meatballs and Sausage

Recipe by DianeNJ
READY IN: 3hrs 40mins
SERVES: 12-16
YIELD: 3-4 quarts




  • Lightly coat bottom of a large 8 quart stock pot with Olive oil(roughly 3-4 Tbs.) Starting with a higher heat,heat oil and add onions. Stir to coat and cook 1-2 minutes. Add garlic and cook till all are soft not browning. Add two cans of crushed tomatoes. Lower heat just a bit to avoid splatting. With your hands crush the whole tomatoes into smaller pieces in a large bowl, leaving some larger pieces.(this adds the love) Add to pot. Stir and cook 1-2 minutes. Add 2 cans of tomato sauce. Use water to rinse out large cans and add the tomato paste to the water in the large can and stir to dissolve. Add to the pot and stir well. Add basil, oregano and sugar, salt and pepper. Bring back to a bubble and lower heat and simmer.
  • Bake 2-3 lbs. Sweet Italian Sausage in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Add to sauce.
  • Do not clean the pan.
  • Make My Italian Meatballs #105179 then add to pan from sausage to bake. Add to sauce and continue to simmer 1-2 hours.
  • Serve over your favorite pasta. Enjoy!