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This recipe was given to me by a friends mom years ago. It makes a big pot of sauce that feeds many. Its best made the day before and then reheated. We also add Italian sausage to the sauce. This is the best sauce I have tasted.
"Tasty sauce even without fennel and anisette. Also added some italian sausage. A little zip from the cayenne pepper, a little sweet from the sugar. Very nice recipe."- marciedoyle
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Saute' onions & garlic in oil until brown (about 15 to 30 min) stiring often to avoid burning. Put aside 1 Tbls of mixture from the pot for making meatballs. Add 1 lb ground beef in with the onions mixture cutting the meat into small pieces. Stir & mix well on a medium flame. Let saute'.
Add salt & pepper and mix well. Add paste, mix thoroughly, let simmer a few minutes until mixture begins to boil. Add sauce, fill 3 empty cans with water and add to mixture. Add puree, stir and simmer a few minutes longer. Add cayenne pepper, Italian seasoning, fennel seed, anisette, & oregano. Mix well. Add sugar (or substitute) and mix well. Simmer for 2 hours. Continue stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Use a spoon to skim the oil that rises to the surface.
Meatballs: Use the rest of the meat. Add egg and onion mixture which was put aside. Add bread crumbs (for low-carb subsitute ground pork rines), 1 tsp salt, 3 Tbls sauce from pot, cup water. Mix well and make into golf ball size meatballs. Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Add to sauce and continue to simmer for 1 more hour
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pamela1217 8 months agoVery good seasoning in sauce. I made some changes to the meatballs.
Fairieluv04 11 month agoAbsolutely delicious! I separated it into 3 rds and froze the other two for another time. We did eat all the meatballs, though.
gwen58 11 month ago
marciedoyle 1 year agoTasty sauce even without fennel and anisette. Also added some italian sausage. A little zip from the cayenne pepper, a little sweet from the sugar. Very nice recipe.
XserGods 2 years agoLool 3/23 teaspoon !!! not 3/22 !
jwranch 4 years ago[I made edits to this recipe.]
dblecho 7 years ago[I posted this recipe.]