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Lazy Sunday Sauce with Sausage & Meatballs Recipe

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This recipe for Lazy Sunday Sauce with Sausage & Meatballs, by , is from The Regan Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Peg Regan
Added: Saturday, April 16, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion (sweet yellow or white), diced
3 Tsp olive oil
3 Tsp dried basil
3 Tsp dried oregano
1 large or 2 small bay leaf
1-2 tsp salt to taste
1 tsp hot pepper flakes (or more to taste)
4 cans crushed plum tomatoes in puree
1 small can tomato paste
1 ˝ lbs hot Italian sausage (or sweet if desired)
Italian meatball recipe

Directions:
Directions:
Using a large Dutch oven style pot (6-8 qt size) with a lid – heat olive oil at medium heat. Add onions and garlic, sweat until onions are translucent (about 3-5 min). Add all spices (ingredients 4-8) to onion/garlic mixture and sauté until aroma of spices is evident. Add tomatoes and paste, stir mixture, cover and bring to a consistent simmer. In a separate pan, precook sausage by adding sausage (still in casing) to a large sauté pan or microwave dish. Pierce sausages with fork to allow for fat drainage. Add water to pan and cover, cook on medium to high heat for 5-10 min, turning once. Uncover and simmer until water has evaporated. Sausage should be partially cooked and firm enough to cut into smaller pieces. Add precooked sausage (cut into 2”-3” pieces) to simmering sauce; stir, cover, and continue to simmer. Prepare meatballs (see recipe below) and drop into sauce directly into simmering bubbles. Gently stir sauce mixture careful not to break meatballs. Be sure all meatballs are covered with sauce, turn heat to low/simmer and cook for 4 hours stirring and tasting regularly. Caution against burning sauce using your stove instructions for simmer levels.

Serve with pasta of choice and freshly grated parmesan cheese, along with crusty Italian or French bread.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 min, prep; 4 hr cooking time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Peg's Signature Sauce - Enjoy!

 

 

 

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