Yield: 6 servings
|1 pounds||Italian sausage; cut up *|
|1 pounds||Short ribs; cut up|
|2 tablespoons||Olive oil; optional|
|1 pounds||Italian meatballs|
|6 \N||Cloves garlic; crushed|
|½ cup||Tomato paste; homemade, if poss.|
|6 pounds||Fresh tomatoes; peeled/seeded/diced|
|1 small||Maui onion; chopped fine|
|1 small||Green pepper; chopped fine|
|1 bunch||Italian parsley; fresh, chopped|
|1 bunch||Sweet basil; freshly chopped|
|2 tablespoons||Fresh oregano|
|\N \N||Salt and pepper; to taste|
|1 teaspoon||Red pepper flakes; crushed|
|½ pounds||Fresh mushrooms; sliced, optional|
|¼ cup||Parmesan cheese; freshly grated|
|1 pounds||Ground beef|
|1 large||Clov garlic; minced|
|1 cup||Italian bread crumbs|
|1 tablespoon||Parmesan cheese; freshly grated|
|\N \N||Italian parsley; fresh, chopped|
* See recipe for Grandma's Italian Sausage In a large heavy pot brown the sausage over a medium heat. Remove and add the short ribs. Brown the ribs.
Remove. If necessary, add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and brown the meatballs OR you can brown them in the oven together with the sausage and ribs. Remove the meatballs and add the garlic and tomato paste to the pan drippings. Cook until the drippings are absorbed. Adjust the tomato paste and drippings until they are well combined. (Add extra tomato paste or remove some of the drippings.) Add the fresh tomatoes, onions, green pepper, parsley, sweet basil, oregano, red pepper and salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Bring to a boil. Add the sausage, ribs and meatballs. Reduce heat and simmer over a VERY LOW heat for two or three hours. Adjust seasonings. About ½ hour before cooking is finished add sliced mushrooms, sugar and Parmesan cheese. This is a very rich spaghetti sauce and sooo delicious, you may never want to at any other spaghetti sauce again. If you're lucky enough to have a little sauce left over, it's great for pizza.
MEATBALLS Combine the ground beef, garlic, eggs, Italian bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and Italian parsley. Form into meat balls. Fry them in the drippings from the sausage and ribs, or if there aren't enough drippings, add a little olive oil, browning on all sides.
Per serving: 1075 Calories (kcal); 81g Total Fat; (66% calories from fat); 46g Protein; 44g Carbohydrate; 245mg Cholesterol; 1485mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 5½ Lean Meat; 5 ½ Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 12 ½ Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates
Recipe by: Grandma DeMaio
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