I had a better respect for this sauce when I made it homemade with my modifications. Enjoy it!
Cook the ground sirloin in a separate pan until brown. Let cool then remove fat by pressing into strainer, set aside.
Preheat oven to 375(F) degrees.
Heat the oil in a large ovenproof sauté pan with cover on medium heat. Add the onions and garlic (garlic can go in 1st for a couple minutes) and cook for about five minutes until translucent. Add the red pepper flakes and dried oregano and cook for three minutes more. Add the vodka and cook until mixture is reduced by half.
Remove from heat, crush the tomatoes into the pan with your hands (or use fresh canned). Add two teaspoons salt, a pinch of black pepper and the meat. Stir well, place cover on the ovenproof pan and place it in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours.
Remove pan from oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes. Place small amounts of sauce in the blender and puree until smooth. Do not add too much hot/warm sauce to blender or you will be sorry, fill it to half. Return all of the blended sauce to the pan on medium to low heat.
Stir in fresh oregano, heavy cream, parmesan cheese and add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer until sauce is to your liking, I simmer for 1-2 hours.
Prepare the pasta and add sauce on top, serve with fresh bread.
Take your time and enjoy the experience. You will get better at it the second time you make it.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (220g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 251 (41%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 27.9g||37 %|
|Saturated Fat 11.7g||59 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 11g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.8g|
|Cholesterol 139.7mg||43 %|
|Sodium 142.9mg||5 %|
|Potassium 406.8mg||11 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 44.4g||13 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.8g||3 %|
|Sugars, other 43.6g|
|Protein 24g||34 %|
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Calories per serving: 612
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