Helene's StoryI grew up in an italian influenced household, my mother's parents were immigrants that settled in NYC. If you've ever had NY style pasta and gravy, or if you've ever heard of it and wanted to try it, this is as authentic as it gets. I would love some feedback! Let me know what you think. Do you like it? Is it what you thought it would be? Is it what you remember too? Thanks!!
olive oil, extra virgin
cloves garlic, chopped
ground beef, pork and veal
12 oz can tomato paste
chopped fresh basil, or 1 tsp dried
fist full of dried italian parsley
water or white wine
28 oz cans crushed tomatoes
28 oz cans diced tomatoes
1in hot pan with 2 tablespoons olive oil sautee onions and garlic until clear. Add Meat and brown.
2drain off excess fat, but not all of it, its flavor!
3add paste, seasoning, spices, bay leaves and pepper and stir until color of paste slightly oranges.
4add water or wine to deglaze pan, bring to boil then add crushed and diced tomatoes. lower to simer and cover, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes. Serve over pasta, yum.