Italian Gravy

Posted July 11th, 2012 by Julia
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Italian Gravy

I’ve been asked for my recipe for Italian Gravy ie. Spaghetti Sauce so many times I decided to go ahead and publish it. I got this recipe from my good friend Kerri a true Italian Momma.

Italian Gravy Recipe

5 sweet Italian Sausage links
5 hot Italian Sausage links
1 lb Beef Stew meat
1 chunk of Pancetta
1/2 cup olive oil
3 sliced cloves of garlic
1/2 chopped onion
1 can of tomato paste
2- 28 oz cans of tomato puree *
2- 28 oz cans of crushed tomatoes
28 oz of water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 large bunch of fresh chopped basil
1/4 cup fresh chopped oregano

In a large pot brown meats in olive oil until deep brown. Add garlic and onion cook until onion is softened. Stir in tomato paste and cook until paste darkens. Add canned tomato puree, crushed tomatoes and water scraping the bottom of the pot getting all the browned bits. Bring to a boil.  Add salt, red pepper flakes, fresh chopped basil & oregano. Simmer for 4 hours stirring occasionally.

*I only use store bought pureed and crushed tomatoes when I don’t have any left over from my canning. :(  I usually buy Organic Muir Glen brand but I also love the Cento brand.  Unfortunately I’ve never seen Cento have Organic.

Italian Gravy

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