"Mama's Italian Gravy & Meatballs"


Bill Wentz Recipe

By Bill Wentz bwentz


Rating:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
4 Hr
Comments:

Nothing better than the aroma rolling through your house on a lazy Sunday afternoon from a big pot of "Red Gravy" and hand rolled meatballs....Mmmmmmmm Goodness!!!!!! Feels like I am back in Mama's Kitchen.

Ingredients

1 can(s)
28.5oz crushed tomatoes
1 can(s)
28.5oz tomato puree
1 can(s)
28.5oz tomato sauce
1 small
can tomato paste
1 c
chopped onion
4 sprig(s)
fresh basil chopped fine
3 clove
chopped garlic
2 Tbsp
fresh parsley chopped fine
1 tsp
italian seasoning
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
pepper
1 tsp
red pepper flakes
1 c
red wine
MAMA'S HAND ROLLED MEATBALLS
1 lb
sweet italian ground sausage
1 lb
ground pork
3/4 lb
ground chuck
1/4 c
diced onion
1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese
1/2 c
bread rumbs (dry)
2 large
eggs
1 tsp
chopped garlic
1 pinch
salt
1 pinch
pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
first of all lets roll up some meatballs: In a large bowl whisk two eggs lightly, add in salt, pepper, diced onion, grated parmesan, bread crumbs, chopped garlic combine well, add your ground pork, ground sausage & ground chuck...then just get in there with your hands and mix those ingredients very well. Then by eye just start pinchin' rollin' and placing on a bake sheet. Place in a pre-heated 325* oven for 30 minutes.
2
While the meatballs are cooking start the "Gravy": In a large stock pot add 2tbs of olive oil and heat over med-high heat, add chopped onion and cook 5 minutes stirring often, add chopped garlic cook 2 minutes, add in you tomato paste and mix well, then add tomato puree & crushed tomatoes stir well, add your fresh basil and parsley, italian seasoning, crushed red pepper, red wine and your tomato sauce. stir well and reduce heat to low. When meatballs are ready remove from oven place on paper towel to absorb a little of the fat, then add to your gravy pot, stir well, hit with salt & pepper, replace lid and simmer 4 hours.
3
4 hours later the perfect plate of pasta. Spaghetti noodles cooked per box instructions, Mama's homemade Gravy and Meatballs topped with fresh grated parmesan and a slice of toasted garlic bread with olive oil....Mmmmmmmm Goodness!!!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Main Dishes
Regional Style: Italian
Collection: Mom Made It Best
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #spaghetti


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22 Comments

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May 7, 2015 - Holly Price shared this recipe with discussion group: CountryLady Cooks.
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Linda Morris mamaox
Jun 4, 2013
Because there are only two of us, I made a half recipe. I didn't have any wine, so instead added a beef bouillon cube and 1/2 cup water. This was even better the next day.
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JBanana S. JBanana
May 5, 2013
Alright, HOLD.THE.PHONE. Gary! This stuff is the stuff of heaven, love songs and baby tears! So dang easy - I took a nice nap while it was simmering - and it is soooo good. I think I'll be making this once a month and freezing it. Nary a jar of sauce in this house! Thank you
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JBanana S. JBanana
May 4, 2013
Just made the meatballs tonight and will make the gravy tomorrow. These meatballs are sooooo good! Not your typical "tastes like meatloaf" meatball. FYI I used my medium cookie scoop and got aproximately 48 meatballs.
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Bill Wentz bwentz
Mar 1, 2012
Rhonda, THANK YOU !!!! I am soooo glad you enjoyed.