Rating: 4.68 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Hearty sauce with sausage, pork and meatballs. It takes a while, but it's well worth it.

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prep:
45 mins
cook:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In large pot heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over low heat. Add chopped onion and two-thirds of sliced garlic. Saute 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water and tomato paste. Simmer.

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  • Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Saute remaining garlic 1 to 2 minutes. Add sausage and brown, about three minutes on each side. After browning, cover and reduce heat. Cook for 10 minutes, remove from heat, and cut sausages into halves. Add to tomato mixture.

  • Cook pork over medium heat in sausage skillet until brown. Add to tomato mixture. Add 3 tablespoons parsley, Romano, oregano, salt and pepper to tomato sauce. Continue to simmer over low heat.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. In large bowl combine ground sirloin, bread crumbs, garlic powder, remaining parsley, parmesan and eggs. Form 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Cook until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Add meatballs to sauce. Continue to cook sauce for 5 hours. Serve over fusilli or ravioli.

Nutrition Facts

661 calories; protein 41.9g; carbohydrates 46.4g; fat 35.5g; cholesterol 133.7mg; sodium 2541.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2005
Yummy!! My boyfriend and I made this together, drank wine, put on music and we're new to cooking but OH MY GOD YUM I come from a big Italian family where everyone has their own way of making sauce.This will now be mine 2 thumbs up or more...this sauce was awesome I wish I could post a picture of him sneaking in the kitchen every five minutes to taste it again Perfecto! Read More
(29)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2005
Yummy!! My boyfriend and I made this together, drank wine, put on music and we're new to cooking but OH MY GOD YUM I come from a big Italian family where everyone has their own way of making sauce.This will now be mine 2 thumbs up or more...this sauce was awesome I wish I could post a picture of him sneaking in the kitchen every five minutes to taste it again Perfecto! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2006
This is one of the best meat sauces I have ever tasted. This sauce has a wonderful flavor and none of the bitterness that is so common in many sauces. I served this to my family tonight and they loved it.... I highly recommend this recipe! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2008
This recipe was a hit! (with me and the people who ate it) I halved everything and added just a tad bit more oregano parsley and romano cheese. It was my first time ever making any kind of sauce and it was fun and worked well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2010
It's surprising that this recipe hasn't gotten more action here. I see that about a thousand people have saved it but there are only 8 reviews. This is really an excellent recipe. If you disagree it means you haven't yet made it or you accidentally blended in paint thinner. I like to replace most of the meats with turkey versions which i've convinced myself is completely healthy. It's still some of the best pasta sauce i've ever had. Be careful with the servings listed. I found that the "12" it lists would have to be pretty generous portions. In any case if you're looking for a meaty red sauce there is none better than this one. Make it once as is and then experiment - you're certain to fall upon something that your family or friends or random people you drag in off the street will walk away from the table with a smile - most likely discovering that they ate WAY more than they had planned. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2008
Wow this was so good. Lots of flavour and meat. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2009
GREAT!!! Recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2009
If I had five thumbs that's what I would give. Changed nothing and it came out great. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2009
wow!!! this sauce it the best!! didnt change a thing and it was 4 pumps to the good! freeze the leftovers it is alot thanks Justin Simmons Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2010
Fantastic recipe turned out great. I did make some minor adjustments. I did the sausage and pork but went with ground beef instead of meatballs for convenience sake. I only had 2 cans of diced tomatoes so I went with 2 cans of each of the diced and tomato sauce and just four cans of tomato paste. With roughly 1.5 hours remaining I added a big can of tomato puree to make up for the missing cans. I stayed with the recipe on spices except I added a tablespoon of sugar and a 3 tablespoons of garlic/onion spice mix. I also added pepperoni 2 green peppers and mushrooms (and extra minced garlic) none of which were called for in the recipe. Other minor changes: I chopped the onion in to bigger slices instead of small. I used shredded parmesan as a substitute for romano which I did not have on hand. All in all the changes worked out well. I thought it tasted great and my girlfriend loved it. Read More
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