Mom's Irish-American Spaghetti Sauce With Sausage and Meatballs

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READY IN: 1hr 40mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Brown all but 3 of the sausages in olive oil in a big pot on the stove.
  • Turn down heat and add onion and garlic. Saute till just translucent.
  • Add tomato puree, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato paste and sugar. Season with oregano, basil, parsley, and salt and pepper. Let simmer.
  • Meanwhile, into a large bowl, squeeze the remaining 3 sausages out of their casings.
  • Add mince, breadcrumbs, herbs and salt and pepper. Mix well with your hands (rubber gloves work great!). Use the palms of your hands to firmly form golf ball-sized meatballs (I got 12 out of this mixture).
  • When the sauce is piping hot, and the sausages are cooked through (about 40 minutes), throw meatballs into the sauce and let cook for another 30-40 minutes.
  • If you want to let the sauce and sausages simmer longer, feel free. But don't throw in the meatballs till 40 minutes before the end.
  • Serve over spaghetti or use to make lasagna.
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