The Best Sunday Gravy Recipe
Rich and delicious Sunday Gravy has
always been a traditional favorite in my family and many Italian
families for generations. The benefits of cooking the gravy for
hours and braising a variety of cuts of meat in tomato sauce creates
a flavor that surpasses any type of tomato based sauce you can
prepare. This is the type of gravy that adheres to your ribs and
satisfies your taste buds.
There is nothing I would rather cook
than Sunday gravy. The aroma puts a smile on every ones face. It
brings families and friends together in celebration and creates
wonderful memories. Any occasion or holiday would not be the same if
this red gravy didn't exist.
So I hope you enjoy my traditional
Sunday Gravy recipe. Use it to create your own memories that your
family will remember for the rest of there lives.
- 3 Tbs of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbs of butter
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 stalk of celery, chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 pound ground beef or pork
- 2 6oz cans of tomato paste
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1tspof fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tsp of dried oregano
- 1 tsp of dried thyme
- 1 tsp of dried marjoram
- ¼ cup of sugar
- 1 cup of red wine
- 5 15oz cans of tomato sauce
- 2 15 oz cans of diced tomatoes
- 1 cup of water
- 15 fresh basil leaves
- 1/4 cup of fresh flat leaf parsley,
- 2 pounds of hot or mild Italian
- 3 pounds of neck bones or pork
- Meatballs, fried
- Braciola, fried
- In a large heavy bottomed pot,
saute the onions, carrots, celery and garlic in the olive oil and
butter until slightly tender.
- Add the ground meat and cook until
- Stir in the tomato paste, 1/2 tsp
of oregano, 1/2 tsp of thyme, 1/2 tsp of marjoram and the sugar.
- Cook for 2 minutes.
- Deglaze the pot with the wine and
cook until the wine is slightly reduced.
- Add the tomato sauce, diced
tomatoes and water.
- Stir in the remaining seasoning,
basil and parsley.
- Bring the gravy to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to a simmer.
- Add all your meat at the beginning
except the meatballs.
- Place the meatballs in the pot
around an hour before serving.
- Cook the gravy for 8 to 10 hours.
stirring on occasion throughout the cooking process.
Serve with your favorite pasta, crusty
Italian bread and plenty of grated Parmesan-Reggiano cheese.
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