Carol's Italian Gravy

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Pame Daily
from Middlebury, VT

I was fortune enough to get this recipe from a dear italian friend. She is an amazing cook! This is the most amazing sauce ever! You can use it in any italian recipe. It freezes very well too! Enjoy and thank you Carol S!

serves a huge family or can freeze!
prep time 20 Min
cook time 4 Hr


  •   1 lge can
    diced tomatoes or 28 oz.fresh romas
  •   1 lge can
    crushed tomatoes
  •   1 lge,can
    pureed tomatoes
  •   1 sml can
    tomato paste
  •   4-6
    beef short ribs, a must have!!!!
  •   several
    sweet italian sausage, optional
  •   1-2 lge
  •   3-4 lge
    garlic cloves,crushed or minced
  •   2 Tbsp
  •   1 cup
    burgundy wine or any red wine you have on hand
  •   1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  •   2-3 tsp
    evoo or more up to 2 tbsp works well.
  •   to taste
    salt,black pepper,basil (fresh if possible!),oregano
  •   1-2 lge
    bay leaves

How To Make

  • 1
    you'll need a huge stewing pot! pot,med heat,add EVOO,lightly brown your ribs on both sides,scraping up pieces to prevent burning. Remove from pot. To pot add your onions,garlic & saute til onions are opague,not brown. Do not burn garlic,or it will be bitter. add all the tomatoes,& rest of ingredients. Add your meat to the pot. Turn heat back to simmer after a full boil. Simmer for 4 hrs. covered. Check frequently to make sure it doesn't burn. This will be a thick sauce Or gravy as the Italians call it! Serve with your favorite pasta. May add ground beef or meatballs. Garlic bread and toss salad. May use in any italian dishes. Enjoy!

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