Yield: Serves 6 — Prep Time: 20 mins — Cook Time: 2 1/2hrs
For The Sauce:
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
3 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Onion
2 or 3 Small Pieces of Meat (Pork, Beef, or Chicken)
Salt & Pepper
1/4 Cup Chopped Basil
1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
Dash of Red Pepper Flakes (Optional)
1 (6oz) Can Tomato Paste
Hot Mama’s Fiery Hot Sauce (XXX)
1 Large Can Pureed Tomatoes ( I use 1 (26oz) box Pomi Tomatoes)
About 2 1/2 Cups water
3 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Pound Of Spaghetti or Pasta of Choice
1 lb. Ground Beef
1/2 lb. Ground Pork or Veal
Salt & Pepper
2 Tablespoons Fresh Chopped Parsley
2 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Cup Soft Bread Crumbs (best made from soft bread)
1/2 Cup Milk
Brown the meat pieces in the oil until well colored, then add the garlic, onion, and saute until tender.
Add the paste, tomatoes, water and herbs, and Hot Mama’s Fiery Hot Sauce (xxx) and bring to a boil, then season with salt and pepper to your own personal taste.
Turn mixture down to a simmer.
For the meatballs, add the bread crumbs to the milk to moisten.
Mix all the meatball ingredients together with the bread crumb mixture. Shape into golf ball sized balls, and gently drop into the simmering sauce.
Do not stir for the first 15 minutes or so until the meatballs begin to firm up.
Continue to cook for 2 hours over very low heat, stirring occasionally, and adding extra water as needed if the sauce becomes too thick.
This sauce, with or without the meatballs can now be used over your pasta of choice.
Just before serving, stir the 3 tablespoons of grated cheese into the sauce.
Serve over pasta cooked al dente, and offer a little more parmesan cheese at the table.