Valerie's Sunday Gravy (meat Sauce)

READY IN: 3hrs
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • TO MAKE THE MEATBALLS:
  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Form into meatballs.
  • Heat Canola oil in fry pan at medium.
  • Fry meatballs on all sides. Do not overcook as you will continue to cook meatballs in sauce.
  • Remove and set aside on some paper towels to absorb some of the fat.
  • TO MAKE THE SAUCE:
  • Heat 2-Tbsp oil in large heavy pot over medium heat. Brown pork chops on both sides. This should take about 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from pan.
  • Add sausages, brown on all sides and remove from pan.
  • Drain most of fat from pot.
  • Add garlic and cook for about 2-minutes. Do not burn !
  • 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).
  • Add water, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add pork, sausages and basil and bring sauce to a simmer.
  • Partially cover the pot and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 2-hours.
  • After 2 hours, add the meatballs and cook for 30 minutes or so.
  • Serve with pasta of choice.