ginny catanese Recipe

Nonna's Sunday gravy

By ginny catanese empressgigi


Rating:
Serves:
6-8 or more
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Method:
Stove Top
Comments:

This "gravy" has never failed! It's especially loved by onion haters as it contains NONE! You will see 2-3 different ingredients.

Ingredients

1 can(s)
imported italian tomatoes w basil
1 can(s)
crushed tomatoes
3 clove
garlic - just hit with a knife, don't mince
olive oil
1 tsp
dried basil
1 tsp
dried oregano
1
pork neck bone
1/4 c
grated romano cheese
1/4 c
dry red wine - chianti, nero d'avola optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Crush the whole tomatoes by hand in a large bowl.
2
Heat enough olive oil in the bottom of a heavy dutch oven to lightly coat the bottom. Once the oil is hot add garlic and fry for about 45 seconds - not until brown. .
3
Add pre-crushed tomatoes and then the hand-crushed tomatoes, let them "fry" for 2-3 minutes.
4
Add pork bone, and all spices; stir well and add the cheese and wine. Bring all ingredients to a strong simmer, cover and cook on VERY LOW heat for 4-5 hours. Stir occasionally
5
If adding meatballs, sausage, bracioli, let gravy cook at least 2 hours before adding.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom

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8 Comments

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ginny catanese empressgigi
Sep 17, 2013
If you want to use fresh herbs in this sauce, feel free - I use 2-4 sprigs of fresh oregano and about 5 fresh basil leaves!!!
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R S BirdieGal
Aug 6, 2013
Gotcha! Thanks again.
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ginny catanese empressgigi
Aug 6, 2013
Make sure you don't get smoked pork bones!!!! If your mkt doesn't carry neck bones, any kind of pork bones are fine, even chops or ribs with most of the meat off! Enjoy, or as we say in Italian Mangia bene!
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R S BirdieGal
Aug 5, 2013
Oh thank you!
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ginny catanese empressgigi
Aug 5, 2013
I use 35 oz whole tomatoes or 28 oz crushed.