Soprano's Sunday Gravy (Spaghetti Sauce) Recipe

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Soprano's Sunday Gravy (Spaghetti Sauce)
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  1. To make the sauce, heat the oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat.
  2. Pat the pork dry and put the pieces in the pot.
  3. Cook turning occasionally, for about 15 minutes or until nicely browned on all sides.
  4. Transfer pork to a plate.
  5. Brown the veal in the same way and add it to the plate.
  6. Place the sausages in the pot and brown on all sides.
  7. Set the sausages aside with the pork.
  8. Drain off most of the fat from the pot.
  9. Add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes or until golden.
  10. Remove and discard the garlic.
  11. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute.
  12. With a food mill (I use a Braun hand blender) puree the tomatoes, with their juice into the pot.
  13. Or for a chunkier sauce, just chop up the tomatoes and add them.
  14. Add the water; and salt and pepper to taste.
  15. Add the pork, veal, sausages, and basil and bring the sauce to a simmer.
  16. Partially cover the pot and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 2 hours.
  17. If the sauce becomes too thick, add a little more water.
  18. Meanwhile, make the meatballs: Combine all the ingredients except the oil in a large bowl.
  19. Mix together thoroughly.
  20. Rinse your hands with cool water and lightly shape the mixture into 2 inch balls.
  21. Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet.
  22. Add the meatballs and brown them well on all sides.
  23. They will finish cooking in the sauce.
  24. Transfer the meatballs to a plate.
  25. After the sauce has cooked for its two hours, add the meatballs and cook for 30 minutes or until the sauce is thick and the meats are very tender.
  26. To serve, remove the meats from the sauce and set aside.
  27. Toss the cooked pasta with the sauce.
  28. Sprinkle with cheese.
  29. Serve the meats as a second course, or reserve them for another day.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 603.11 Kcal (2525 kJ)
Calories from fat 355.05 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39.45g 61%
Cholesterol 206.9mg 69%
Sodium 1025.81mg 43%
Potassium 472.88mg 10%
Total Carbs 20.78g 7%
Sugars 1.77g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.65g 3%
Protein 40.42g 81%
Vitamin C 6.3mg 11%
Iron 3.7mg 20%
Calcium 215.3mg 22%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 168.55 Kcal (706 kJ)
Calories from fat 99.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.03g 61%
Cholesterol 57.82mg 69%
Sodium 286.68mg 43%
Potassium 132.16mg 10%
Total Carbs 5.81g 7%
Sugars 0.5g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.18g 3%
Protein 11.3g 81%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 11%
Iron 1mg 20%
Calcium 60.2mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.2
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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