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Homemade Sauce

Summary

Friends, I think I whipped up something that’s truly delicious: a homemade tomato sauce that’s just so good. I started off with the browning of country style ribs, and then of course the optional dance of meatballs until just perfect, creates this delicious compilation of food. The garlic and red pepper is just to die for. As the sauce simmers each ingredient from the deglazed tomato base to the hand crushed tomatoes and just a little bit of basil and oregano. pairs together so perfectly you’ll go crazy. But the real secret friends, A hunk of Pecorino Romano cheese that perfectly melts slowly into the sauce, and as always you know I love my Pecorino Romano… This isn’t just a tomato sauce, It’s the perfect meal for you and your family whenever you want something delicious and fulfilling on any day of the week.

❤️ Why You’ll Love My Homemade Sauce

When were talking about homemade meals, the first thing that comes to mind is you sitting at the dinner table with your family, Enjoying your parents delicious cooking. My friends here it is, That feeling when you’d have your parents homemade sauce dipping the bread into it and just feasting on that spectacular blend of spices is here. This dish is truly one of my favorites and my kids LOVE it. The flavors and different blend of ingredients make this dish something that I want to pass down for as long as I live. I used to make this every Sunday for my family and they would love it. I promise you, this dish will make you come back for more the next week. So don’t forget to save this dish for later when you’re craving it again.


🗒 Best served with

  • Garlic Bread
  • Pecorino Romano

👝 How to Store Leftovers

Cool completely, then store in airtight containers. Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

🤔 Common Questions

Can I substitute the country-style ribs with another type of meat in the tomato sauce recipe?

Yes, you can substitute country-style ribs with another type of meat, such as beef chuck or Italian sausage,

How can I adjust the recipe if I prefer a vegetarian version of the homemade tomato sauce?

For a vegetarian version, omit the meat and add a variety of vegetables like diced bell peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini. Sauté them after the garlic step to incorporate their flavors into the sauce.


Homemade Sauce

When were talking about homemade meals, the first thing that comes to mind is you sitting at the dinner table with your family, Enjoying your parents delicious cooking. My friends here it is, That feeling when you'd have your parents homemade sauce dipping the bread into it and just feasting on that spectacular blend of spices is here. This dish is truly one of my favorites and my kids LOVE it. The flavors and different blend of ingredients make this dish something that I want to pass down for as long as I live. I used to make this every Sunday for my family and they would love it. I promise you, this dish will make you come back for more the next week. So don't forget to save this dish for later when you're craving it again.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 8 people
Calories 65 kcal

Equipment

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Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lbs of country style pork ribs bone in or no bones; both work
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 10-12 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 2 28oz cans of San Marzano whole peeled tomatoes hand crushed
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 cup of cabernet or red wine
  • 1 cup + 12 oz water
  • 24 oz jar of Passata
  • pork rib seasoning: about 1 tsp of each: salt cracked black pepper, and garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt & cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of sugar
  • Meatballs if you are making them with the sauce.

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot brown seasoned country style ribs in olive oil until browned on all sides at medium heat. No need to cook all the way; they will finish cooking in the sauce. Remove from pot.
  • If you are making meatballs, brown them in the same pot. Remove once they develop color.
  • In the same pot, add the chopped garlic, crushed red pepper, salt, and cracked black pepper. Sauté until fragrant at medium heat. Then, add the tomato paste and saute with the garlic and stir constantly for 3-5 minutes.
  • Deglaze the pot with 1 cup of red wine. Cook & allow the alcohol to burn out for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add both cans of tomatoes that you crush by hand to the pot. Fill the bowl you crushed the tomatoes in with 1/2 cup of water, swish around, add to pot. Fill one of the tomato cans with 1/2 cup of water, swish around, add to the pot. Bring to a boil; cover with lid halfway and simmer 30 minutes.
  • After the sauce has simmered 30 minutes, add a jar of Passata to the pot. Fill the jar halfway with water. Shake vigorously and add to the pot. Season with dried basil, oregano, garlic powder, bay leaves, salt, and cracked black pepper.
  • Add the pork and meatballs back to the pot. Add a pinch of sugar. Add a hunk of Pecorino Romano Cheese. Bring the contents of the pot to a boil. Once boiling, lower to a simmer, cover the pot halfway with the lid. Simmer at least 1.5 hours on medium- low or low up to 3 hours. After 1 hour of simmering taste for seasoning and adjust as needed. Add more water if needed. Continue simmering.
  • Last 5 minutes of cook time add fresh basil. Stir and simmer. Serve over any pasta and serve the meat on the side. Enjoy! Cheers!

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Nutrition

Calories: 65kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 168mgPotassium: 222mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 328IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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