Carrie's Italian Gravy

Carrie's Italian Gravy Recipe

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Carrie Knudsen


This is my own Italian "gravy" that I love to make and serve with meatballs as well. Again, I don't use excact measurements so I am trying my best to get it all right for you! Enjoy!


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25 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


  • 2
    large cans hunts crushed tomatoes
  • 4
    mild italian sausage links
  • 1
    beef soup bone or neck bone
  • 4 clove
    garlic crushed
  • 1
    small onion chopped fine
  • 1/2 c
    red wine
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh basil chopped
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar (you cn leave out if you dont want a sweet sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 2 c
    pasta of your choice
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil

How to Make Carrie's Italian Gravy


  1. In a large stock pot, add olive oil, and brown the Italian sauge and beef bone. Remove the meats and set aside. add chopped onion and garlic to the pot and cook until soft, being careful not to burn the garlic.
  2. Add the red wine to the pot when onions and garlic are soft and deglaze the pot getting up all the beef and sausage bits. Add the crushed tomatoes and stir.
  3. Add the basil, brown sugar,salt and pepper and italian seasoning. Place the beef bone all of the sausage links into the pot. Cover and bring to a simmer. After one hour add the garlic and onion powder. Continue to simmer for another hour to an hour and half.
  4. When the gravy is finishing up cook your pasta. When gravy is done, remove the beef bone and sauages. You can discard beef bone, and serve the sauages with your pasta!

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About Carrie's Italian Gravy

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian

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