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Grandmas Posidentos Sauce with Meatballs

Published: September 29, 2022
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Cookbook 2.0


  1. Brown the sausage in the sauce pot and set aside.
  2. Coat the sauce pot with olive oil and add the onion and red pepper flakes.
  3. When the onion is soft (not caramelized) add garlic and sauté until fragrant (about a minute).
  4. Add the wine and boil off the alcohol (takes a minute or two).
  5. Add tomatoes, basil, oregano, sugar, salt and stir together. Bring the sauce to a simmer for about half an hour.
  6. In an immersion blender, purée the sauce, add the sausages back into the pot and cook for no less than 5 hours, stirring every 30 minutes or so.
  7. Taste it, adjust it, make it your own!
  8. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  9. In a large bowl, combine water, bread crumbs and eggs; stir to blend; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the meat and the remaining ingredients.
  10. Shape the meat into balls, place them on a lightly oiled pan and cook them for 5 minutes per side.
  11. Try to time this so that the meatballs get dropped in when you have 2 1/2 hours of sauce cooking time left.
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