Kato's Garage Style Tomato Sauce & Meatball Dinner Recipe

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Kato's Garage Style Tomato Sauce & Meatball Dinner

Baby Kato

By
@BabyKato

This is our favorite spagetti dinner...we make it extra special by adding everything but the kitchen sink into it.

Yes, there are a lot of ingredients, and yes it takes awhile, so please don't be put off, it is well worth the effort.

It has layers of flavor that taste even better the next day after chilling in the fridge. I hope that you enjoy this recipe.


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Rating:

Serves:

12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

4 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

SPICY TOMATO AND VEGETABLE SAUCE

1
cup sweet onion, chopped
4
garlic cloves, minced
1/2
cup green pepper, sweet, chopped
1/2
cup red pepper, sweet, chopped
1/2
cup celery, diced
1/2
cup carrot, diced
1/2
cup mushroom, diced
1/2
cup zucchini, diced
1/4
cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4
teaspoon lemon salt
1
teaspoon oregano
11/2
teaspoons parsley
1
teaspoon basil
6
cloves, whole
1/2
teaspoon caraway seed, whole
1
1 large bay leaf
1
teaspoon chili pepper flakes
1/2
teaspoon coarse sea salt
2
tablespoons white sugar
2
(56 ounce) cans tomatoes (diced or stewed)
1
(28 ounce) can tomato sauce (hunts thick and spicy)
3
ounces tomato paste
1/2
cup chicken stock
1/2
cup v 8 vegetable juice, original
1
cup dry red wine
1/4
cup grated romano cheese
1/4
cup grated asiago cheese

MEATBALLS

1/2
lb ground veal
1/2
lb ground beef
1/2
lb ground pork
1
large shallot, chopped
2
garlic cloves, minced
1
large egg, slightly beaten
2
slices rustic bread
1/2
cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon black pepper, fresh ground
1
teaspoon oregano
11/2
teaspoons parsley

MEATS

2
italian sausages, extra hot, cut 1 inch chunks
2
talian sausages, sweet fennel cut 1 inch chunks
1
large, pepperoni, cut 1 inch chunks (do not omit)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
SPICY TOMATO & VEGETABLE SAUCE - In a large pot, cook the onion and garlic for a few minutes, in olive oil, over medium heat, then add the red and green peppers, then add the celery, and carrots.
2
Next add the lemon salt, celery salt, oregano, parsley, basil, cloves, caraway seeds, bay leaf, chili pepper flakes and coarse sea salt. (Cook 5 minutes, until it starts to caramelize), then add the mushrooms and zucchini.
3
Now add the white sugar, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, chicken stock, V8 juice, red wine and cheeses and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
4
MEATBALLS - Combine the beef, pork, veal, shallot, garlic, egg, prepared bread, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, oregano and parsley in large bowl and gently mix by hand.
5
Roll into balls,(your favorite size) and drop raw into the simmering sauce.
6
To the sauce add the raw sausages and pepperoni and cook gently on low for 3 hours.
7
Serve over hot buttered noodles with a nice Italian bread and a simple green salad.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy