Sausage, Pork and Meatball Sauce

    5 hours 45 minutes

    It takes a bit of effort to make a real Italian meat sauce with sausage, pork and meatballs, but it's well worth it. Serve over pasta.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 6 cloves garlic, sliced
    • 1.25kg tomato pasta sauce
    • 1kg tinned diced tomatoes with juice
    • 6 cups (1 1/2 litres) water
    • 750g tomato paste
    • 1 kg Italian sausages
    • 1 kg beef mince
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
    • 1 cup grated Romano cheese
    • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 500g pork, cubed
    • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
    • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
    • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 2 eggs

    Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:5hours  ›  Ready in:5hours45min 

    1. In large pot heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over low heat. Add chopped onion and two-thirds of sliced garlic. Saute 5 minutes. Add tomato pasta sauce, diced tomatoes, water and tomato paste. Simmer.
    2. Meanwhile, in large frypan, heat remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Saute remaining garlic 1 to 2 minutes. Add sausages and brown, about three minutes on each side. After browning cover and reduce heat. Cook for 10 minutes, remove from heat and cut sausages into halves. Add to tomato mixture.
    3. Cook pork over medium heat in sausage frypan until brown. Add to tomato mixture. Add 3 tablespoons parsley, Romano, oregano, salt and pepper to tomato sauce. Continue to simmer over low heat.
    4. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Cover a baking tray with aluminium foil. In large bowl combine beef mince, bread crumbs, garlic powder, remaining parsley, parmesan and eggs. Form 3cm balls and place on baking tray. Cook until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Add meatballs to sauce. Continue to cook sauce for 5 hours.

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    Yummy!! My boyfriend and I made this together, drank wine, put on music and we're new to cooking but OH MY GOD YUM I come from a big Italian family where everyone has their own way of making sauce.This will now be mine 2 thumbs up or more...this sauce was awesome I wish I could post a picture of him sneaking in the kitchen every five minutes to taste it again Perfecto!  -  09 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is one of the best meat sauces I have ever tasted. This sauce has a wonderful flavor and none of the bitterness that is so common in many sauces. I served this to my family tonight and they loved it.... I highly recommend this recipe!  -  23 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe was a hit! (with me, and the people who ate it) I halved everything and added just a tad bit more oregano, parsley and romano cheese. It was my first time ever making any kind of sauce and it was fun and worked well.  -  06 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)