Italian Sunday Gravy

Recipe by Richard-NYC
READY IN: 3hrs 45mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Heat oil in very large Dutch oven.
  • Add garlic and onions and saute until soft.
  • Add tomato paste and stir to combine.
  • Add crushed tomatoes and spices.
  • Stir bring to boil, lower heat to low--cover and simmer.
  • Meanwhile combine all meatball ingredients (except for flour and oil).
  • Form into balls about 2-1/2 inches in diameter.
  • Dredge meatballs in flour.
  • Fry meatballs in oil in skillet a few at a time until browned on all sides (not necessary to cook through they will cook in the sauce) Add fried meatballs from skillet directly to simmering sauce.
  • Stir and bring sauce back to a simmer.
  • Cover.
  • Place sausage in pot and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil and boil about 5 minutes to remove some of the fat.
  • Brown boiled sausage in skillet.
  • Place browned sausage in simmering sauce.
  • Bring sauce back to simmer---cover and continue simmering for 2 hours over low heat---stir occassioanlly.
  • Remove meatballs and sausage from pot and place on serving dish.
  • Toss sauce with cooked pasta--You will have enough sauce to coat two pounds of cooked pasta.
  • This freezes very well!