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

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  • Calories:
  • 661 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 35.5 g
  • 55%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.4g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 41.9 g
  • 84%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 138 mg
  • 46%
  • Sodium:
  • 2541 mg
  • 102%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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CARRIANNE1
27
7/9/2005

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!

Ricole1961
18
3/23/2006

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!

lauracooksforfun
16
7/6/2008

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.