Grandma's spaghetti gravy

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
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
1 teaspoon Sugar
¼ cup Parmesan cheese; freshly grated
\N \N Meatballs
1 pounds Ground beef
1 large Clov garlic; minced
2 larges Eggs
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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