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Uncle Charlie's 3-Way Pasta Sauce Recipe

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This recipe for Uncle Charlie's 3-Way Pasta Sauce, by , is from Winter Family Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Scott Welch
Added: Thursday, January 26, 2006


Required ingredients:
•Two Mason jars of Sandy’s tomato puree
•One small can of tomato paste
•One pound of sweet Italian sausage
•One pound of boneless pork ribs, cubed into bite-size chunks
•One pound of Sandy’s meatballs, prepared
•One small jar of roasted red peppers, in olive oil
•One small jar of sun-dried tomatoes, in olive oil
•Six cloves of fresh garlic, minced or finely sliced
•One large sweet onion, coarsely chopped
•One pound of fresh mushrooms, washed and sliced
•Three tablespoons of fresh Basil, finely chopped or crushed
•Three tablespoons of fresh Oregano, finely chopped or crushed
•Olive oil
•Tabasco sauce
•Six ounces of Parmesan or similar hard cheese, grated or ground

Optional ingredients:
•Crushed red peppers
•Diced green peppers
•Tomato pesto
•Green pesto
•Red wine

1.Prepare the ingredients.
2.Grill or pan fry the sausage until well cooked. Drain. When cool, slice into bite-sized chunks and set aside.
3.Melt a little butter in a large skillet over low heat. Add a little olive oil.
4.Saute the onion, garlic, mushrooms, and herbs until the onions are soft. Remove the mixture from the skillet and set aside.
5.Add a little olive oil to the skillet. Increase heat to medium. Fry the pork until brown, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Add the sauté, roasted peppers, and sun dried tomatoes. Reduce heat to low and mix well until heated through.
6.Add the tomato paste and a tablespoon or two of pesto, if desired. Stir the mixture over low heat until the meat is thoroughly coated.
7.Add the tomato puree, a dash of Tabasco, and a little salt and pepper. Simmer the mixture for three hours, stirring occasionally.
8.Remove the meat to a serving dish and set aside.
9.Prepare your favorite pasta as normal. Drain and rinse in cold water. Stir through a little olive oil. Gently stir the pasta through the remaining sauce over low heat. Add the cheese and mix well until heated through.
10.Remove the mixture to a serving dish. Place the meat mixture on the side. Serve immediately with fresh bread and butter, and a garden salad.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The inspiration for this sauce comes from family lore discovered by Mom during her genealogy research, According to family lore, our relatives on my father’s side, who operated a full-service filling station and garage in Elmira, Illinois, had the opportunity to serve some Chicago-based beverage distribution entrepreneurs while these fellows were attending to their business activities downstate.




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