Special Italian Sunday Sauce Recipe

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Special Italian Sunday Sauce Recipe

The one and only recipe for authentic Italian Sunday Sauce that you will ever require!


  • 1 pound Sweet Italian Sausage (there are about 4 sausage links per pound)


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground veal
  • 6 handfuls italian seasoned bread crumbs (2 handfuls for each pound of meat)
  • 3 handfuls grated parmesan cheese (1 handful per each pound of meat)
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 eggshells of water (just do it lol).
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley


  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 small can Tomato Paste
  • 2 cans of water (use tomato paste can). Or alternatively 1 1/2 cups
  • 2-28 ounce can Crushed Tomatoes (I like San Marzano tomatoes)
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 carrot, grated (for sweetness instead of using sugar)
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

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Sausage Preparation:

  • Preheat the broiler to high.
  • Broil the sausage, turning once, for approximately 15 minutes on a broiler pan.
  • The sauce will complete the cooking process.

To Prepare Meatballs:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Celsius.
  • All meatball ingredients should be combined in a large bowl.
  • Mix ingredients on the lowest setting until just combined.
  • Meatballs that are overly combined will be tough.
  • While I employ my Kitchen Aid mixer, an alternative method involving a large bowl and a mixer, or even my hands, is acceptable in your absence.
  • Spray a baking sheet with
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil in a light coating.
  • About an inch apart, shape the meat mixture into meatballs and arrange them on a baking sheet.
  • 20 minutes, or until lightly browned, in the oven.
  • For the purpose of maintaining their structure, they should be lightly browned rather than fully cooked.
  • They will be cooked through in the sauce.

Make The Sauce:

  • In a large pot, warm the olive oil to make the sauce.
  • Cook the onions with a pinch of salt until they are tender.
  • Cook the garlic for an additional minute.
  • Incorporate the tomato paste, pepper, water, and salt. To combine, stir.
  • Reduce heat to its lowest setting, bring to a boil, then partially cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring intermittently.
  • Raise the temperature to medium-high. Incorporate the grated carrot, wine, and crushed tomatoes, and season with additional pepper and salt.
  • Bring to a gentle boil before reducing the heat to low.
  • Simmer while partially covered for one hour.
  • While the sauce remains partially covered, cook the meatballs and sausage for an additional 90 minutes, stirring intermittently to prevent the sauce from sticking to the bottom.

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