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nonna's sunday gravy

(1 rating)
Recipe by
ginny catanese
athol, MA

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

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8 or more
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For nonna's sunday gravy

  • 1 can
    imported italian tomatoes w basil
  • 1 can
    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

How To Make nonna's sunday gravy

  • 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.