Homemade Italian Tomato Sauce with Meatballs12:24 PM
This recipe is one of my favorite staples. Ever. As far as my family and I are concerned, Sunday Sauce is the perfect comfort food.
Between my husband and I we have a lot of different backgrounds in our heritage, but Italian isn't one of them. I DID, however, make a point of spending a ton of time with a 1st and 2nd generation Italian-American family during my highschool and college years. And, during this time, I learned how to make The Sunday Sauce. I felt incredibly honored and could barely believe I was being taught step by step at their kitchen table, as Grandma and Mom were fighting over whether oregano belongs in the recipe (this fight was a weekly occurence, by the way).
So, for years I made this sauce exactly the way they taught me. Step by step. Then, a few years ago when my corn intolerance was at it's worst, I become sensitive to the heavy use of pork (corn fed) in the recipe. I was SO SAD! So, I decided to make "Robyn Sunday Sauce", with all the flavor and none of the unpleasant side effects. LOL!
Also, if you ever want to start up a conversation with your butcher and have them REALLY appreciate you as a customer, start adding things like beef marrow and soup bones to your regular rotation. They're super-cheap, make soup/stew/ and sauce taste amazing, and are really good for you minerally speaking.
Sauce takes about 5 hours to cook if done right, so you'll want to start around 11am if you want to be sure of an amazing dinner at around 4:30 or 5pm (I have little kids, remember?).