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My father's recipe for tomato sauce that the entire extended family loved.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
4 hrs 42 mins
total:
5 hrs 2 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, parsley, basil, and garlic; cook and stir until onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Add pork and beef neck bones; cook and stir until browned, 7 to 10 minutes.

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  • Stir crushed tomatoes slowly into the onion mixture; mix in salt, oregano, and bay leaves. Cook, covered, until flavors combine, about 2 1/2 hours. Stir in tomato paste; simmer uncovered until sauce thickens, about 2 hours.

Cook's Notes:

For a thicker sauce, substitute 1 can crushed tomatoes and 1 large can of tomato puree for the 2 cans crushed tomatoes.

If doubling recipe, don't double bay leaves, just use 3.

If sauce is too thick, add water. If tomatoes are sour or acidic, add more basil and a couple of large pinches of baking soda toward the end of cooking.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 7.9g; carbohydrates 21.4g; fat 15.5g; cholesterol 16.7mg; sodium 1965.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2021
This is just like my grandma from Sicily Sunday “gravy” Read More