Traditional Italian Sunday Sauce Recipe

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mom always had a pot of Sunday Sauce cooking on the stove. Along with fried meatballs in our Italian family!

A tradition in our house was pasta every Sunday That's where Sunday Sauce came from. Here is our version handed down from generation to generation. Any pasta will be enhanced by the fresh herbs and spices along with fresh whole plum tomatoes. Simply the best smell cooking in your kitchen in the world on Sunday enjoy.



this is a homemade thick tomato Italian sauce with sausage and meatballs with pork spare ribs





Tomato Sauce and Meatballs



Everyone's sauce comes out to taste different, no two are alike and always unique.


It has always amazed me that the recipe I make, my son makes and friends all taste just a little different but fantastic!


This is our family Italian style sauce.


Hope you all enjoy Mom's and Grandma's sauce.


You can adapt anyway you like to your personal additions, this is basic tomato meat sauce.



Spaghetti and Meatballs Marinara



this is a homemade thick tomato Italian sauce over spaghetti,  with sausage and meatballs with pork spare ribs


Meats to use



Boneless spare ribs make the richest sauce to me.


I love meatballs, sausage and braciole they are all part of an Italian sauce that makes the sauce flavorful.


You can make sauce without meat, that is referred to as marinara sauce.




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this is a homemade cavatelli pasta with thick tomato Italian sauce with sausage and meatballs with pork spare ribs



Braciole




this is a homemade thick tomato Italian sauce with sausage and meatballs with pork spare ribs




Braciole



This is an Italian stuffed meat roll.


The braciole is stuffed with boiled eggs and herbs, then sauteed and added to the sauce.


We usually make braciole on special occasions.



this is a homemade thick tomato Italian sauce with sausage and meatballs with pork spare ribs



Homemade Sauce is the best!




My dad would never allow canned or bottled sauce in our home.


We were brought up on all homemade pasta and sauce, no boxed ingredients ever.


Sunday was the day we had pasta every week and Thursday was leftover pasta day in our family.


Homemade macaroni and homemade tomato sauce was a must in our Italian house hold every week.




this is a homemade thick tomato Italian sauce with sausage and meatballs with pork spare ribs



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this is a homemade thick tomato Italian sauce with sausage and meatballs with pork spare ribs





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this is a homemade thick tomato Italian sauce with sausage and meatballs with pork spare ribs

Traditional Sunday Sauce

prep time: 25 mins
cook time: 3 hour
total time: 3 hours and 25 mins
This is our family recipe for Traditional Sunday Italian Sauce

ingredients:

2- 28 oz cans of whole tomato's put in food processor and pulse till pureed add 2 cans water
or use 4 lbs of fresh plum tomatoes for the whole sauce, put through food processor no water.

2 -28 oz cans of crushed tomato's

Olive Oil for frying

1 small can of tomato paste

2 cloves fresh chopped garlic

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 fresh basil leaves

2 teaspoons fresh parsley

1/2 teaspoons each dry oregano, dry parsley, sugar, salt, pepper

1/2 cup red wine


Add to the pot your favorite meats:

2 pounds of Italian sausage links cut up and fried and set aside and/or

2 pounds of hamburger (meatball recipe) fried and set aside and/or

2 pounds of boneless spare ribs country style fried and set aside

instructions:

In a large saucepan, saute fresh garlic in 3 tablespoon olive oil don not brown. Remove from the pot. Add the paste and stir.

Add the cooked meat balls, sausage, or pork if using. Browned on both sides. all cooked separate. You can fry or bake.

Add all the tomatoes and spices,  simmer for 3 hours on low heat.
calories
225
fat (grams)
11
sat. fat (grams)
4
carbs (grams)
3
net carbs
4
sugar (grams)
6
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this is a homemade thick tomato Italian sauce with sausage and meatballs with pork spare ribs

11 comments

  1. Ok DUKE now share BUSHES Baked brans reciepe. I liked people coming by to eat what they couldn't get at home now they don't have to. Good job

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  2. This comment is from John the older brother....It's too bad you can't include the aroma of the meatballs and sauce as they cook!!!
    I might add that when the sauce is cooking at low heat, my JOB that was assigned to me by MOM, because I had to do my 'bit' to be able to have a couple meatballs BEROFRE they went into the sauce, ...I had to spoon out off the top of the sauce the orange puddles that was considered the acid of the tomato...it made for a much better tasted sauce and easier on the tummy. um um good!

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  3. My mothers gravy has meat in it..no meatballs. I make mine with meat too. The meatballs are served Polpetti..in a bowl as an entree..not with pasta.And that's how we do it in Lucca..anyway..have you tried San Marzano tomatoes imported from Italy. OMG!! I read an article on them in Saveur about 10 years ago and that's all I buy now, when I can find them.

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  4. Have y ou tried San Marzano tomatoes imported from Italy? OMG! I read an article about them in Saveur about 10 years ago and now that's all I use, when I can get them. I have to drive to Napa for them.

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  5. no have never had the pleasure of trying those tomatoes, grow our own here most of the time or get Scafalini order from New Jersey from the factory.

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  6. I like the add of the red wine, it must bring so much flavour to the sauce, great idea!

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  7. I too like the wine! Excellent touch!

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  8. I don't know if that should be changed at all. I tsounds pretty good the way it is!

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  9. Thanks for sharing this. I used to work with a lot of New York Italians who would talk bout grandma's Sunday sauce, but would never tell me what is in it. I am not sure if they didn't know or just wouldn't share.

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  10. I am so glad that I found your blog and all these amazing recipes! I love Italian food and enjoy making traditional Italian foods. I think that it is important to have the right ingredients if you want to make an authentic meal. Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try this sauce!

    Amber | http://italissima.com

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