mina's gravy

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Sunny, ID

This recipe has no measurements, so it is unique to each person who makes it, and virtually impossible to mess up.

★★★★★ 1
serves Few or Many
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 4 Hr

Ingredients For mina's gravy

  • tomatoes, crushed (canned)
  • onions, garlic, red bell peppers, mushrooms
  • tomato paste, italian (canned)
  • basil, oregano, parsley
  • parmesan cheese
  • olive oil, extra virgin, worstershire sauce
  • wine
  • sugar
  • pork ribs
  • italian sweet or hot sausage
  • beef or veal

How To Make mina's gravy

  • 1
    Pour tomatoes in a pot. Add paste (one can paste per one can of crushed tomatoes). Add a pour of olive oil, short pour of worstershire sauce. Bring to a boil, but watch it so it doesn't stick. Then turn down to simmer.
  • 2
    Briefly saute' onions, garlic, red bell peppers and mushrooms in olive oil just to get the flavors going. Add to pot.
  • 3
    Put all the meat in a large pan and stick under the broiler till browned on all sides (you could add meatballs in here too if they are made small enough). You could also add a little garlic powder over the meat and toss to coat.
  • 4
    While the meat is under the broiler, add palms of basil, oregano, parsley and parm cheese to the pot. Stir well. Stir in a pour of wine and sprinkle the sugar over the top of the gravy and stir in. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 5
    Once browned, add meat to pot. Stir and simmer for about 3-4 hours. If it gets too thick, add a little water. Make sure you stir frequently so the gravy doesn't stick to the pot.
  • 6
    Serve with Rigatoni, or by itself with bread and salad. Enjoy. Refrigerate any leftovers.

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