Italian Gravy

Italian Gravy

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"This recipe is a homemade spaghetti meat sauce that has been passed down to 4 generations of Sicilians. The recipe has been altered by each person to fit personal preference and taste. Fresh tomatoes can be put in the place of the puree but not recommended, due to the high acidity of the fresh tomatoes."

Ingredients

5 h 45 m servings 411 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 411 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 22.1 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 32.3 g
  • 65%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 794 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Saute onions and garlic until lightly browned. Place pork shoulder in pot, and pour in 1/2 cup white wine and 3 cups water. In a small bowl, combine oregano, parsley, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Sprinkle 1/4 of spice mixture over pork. Cover, and cook for 30 minutes turning occasionally. Add water periodically if needed.
  2. Pour in tomato puree. Fill cans with water, and pour in (about 6 cups). Stir in remaining spice mixture and the sugar. When liquid starts to bubble, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 4 to 5 hours. Stir occasionally, and adjust seasonings to taste.

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I used ground pork and also added mushrooms..very delicious will definately make again

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While this recipe is an interesting twist on traditional spaghetti, it leaves something to be desired. I followed the recipe exactly (except for using a sugar substitute), but there just wasn't ...

I used ground pork and also added mushrooms..very delicious will definately make again

Truely italian. Similar to my 85 yr old grandfathers.I prefer a dark red wine, and I well-browned the meat prior to simmering. A delicious recipe.

This had a nice flavor to it, a nice change from my regular sauce. Will be making this again! Thanks.

I used 1 lb hot and 1 lb sweet sausage instead of the pork. The hot sausage gave this sauce the extra kick it was missing. My friends always ask me to make it for Soprano's Sunday.

Wonderful! I opted to cut the pork in 1 inch cubes, which lessened the cooking time to about 2 hours. The pork is so tender.... melts in your mouth. At first I thought the amount of dried herbs ...

This recipe is great as written. I always have to make some adjustments because of preference. I browned 1 lb of hot italian sausage and added to the pork shoulder and some diced up pancetta. ...

This was a delicious recipe. Only changes I made was to first brown the roast on all sides and set aside. Then I sauteed the onions and garlic. Also I used about 1 cup of red wine instead of the...

While this recipe is an interesting twist on traditional spaghetti, it leaves something to be desired. I followed the recipe exactly (except for using a sugar substitute), but there just wasn't ...

This was a good base recipe. I used ground pork instead of the shoulder. I brown the ground pork first before adding to the ingredients. I also added to the sauce some meatballs, hot italian s...