Family Sicilian Sauce and Meatballs

Family Sicilian Sauce and Meatballs

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"My Mother's family originally came from Sicily and every family member makes his or her own version - this version came most recently via Brooklyn. Use your favorite meat and Italian red wine for this sauce and serve with your favorite pasta. This also is a great pizza sauce if you leave out about half of the meat. If there are any leftovers, they freeze very well. MANGIA!"

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 639 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 31.9 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.5g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 29.1 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 841 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. To make the meatballs, combine chopped meat, eggs, bread, Romano cheese, parsley and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Form golf ball-sized meatballs; place into freezer to firm up.
  2. To make sauce, heat olive oil in a large pot on medium heat. Saute onion, garlic and fry links of sausage.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, brown beef chunks and pork neck bones; reserve.
  4. When onions and garlic are done, turn heat down to low. Add tomato paste; stir and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the browned beef and pork, crushed tomatoes, wine, bay leaves, cinnamon, parsley, basil and salt and pepper to taste; stir.
  5. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown meatballs; reserve.
  6. Simmer sauce over low heat for 3 to 4 hours, add meatballs and simmer for 1 hour. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Cover pasta with sauce and meatballs, serve.

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  • Remove neck bones before serving.
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I have always considered myself an excellent saucemaker. However, I made this sauce for my Sicilian husband and he absolutely loved it! I used a little more red wine than called for to get a l...

This was amazing - the whole family felt like we were eating at a fine Italian restaurant. This recipe is not difficult and is SURE to impress others. My kids keep telling me how great it was....

If you are looking for a great tasting hearty meat sauce, then you have definitely found it. This sauce is easy to make and full of flavor...don't leave out the pork neck bones. Excellent! Mr G...