My Mom’s Red Sauce

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Enjoy this homemade spaghetti sauce that you can freeze afterwards in quart sizes and always have that homemade flavor every time you cook a box of pasta


6 Italian sausage links (cut into 2-3 pieces)
3 bay leaves
2 large onions chopped
3/4 red wine of choice (including sherry or Marsala)
1 can  (28 ounce) tomato puree
2 cans (28 ounces) tomatoes crushed
1 can (16 ounce) tomato paste
2 1/4 cans (28 ounce) water
5 tablespoons basil crushed
3 tablespoons oregano crushed
2 tablespoons parsley crushed
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2-3 good dashes cinnamon
2-3 dashes nutmeg
cayenne if desired

2 pounds Ground Beef (90% lean)
2 eggs
1 cup Pecorino/Romano grated cheese
1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons onion powder
3 tablespoons parsley crushed
4 tablespoons basil crushed
2 tablespoons oregano crushed


1.  In large saucepan, add 4 tablespoons olive oil and heat on medium-high and add the cut
sausage links and bay leaves and brown until golden, about 5 minutes
2.  Add chopped onion and wine and cover simmering 45-60 minutes until onions are melted
3.  Add the basil, parsley, and oregano and simmer the last 5 minutes
4.  Add all the cans of tomatoes, puree and paste and water
5.  Add salt and pepper and cinnamon and bring to a boil and then add the meatballs, one at
a time.
6.  Simmer pot with lid partially off for about 2 hours

1.  Combine all ingredients except meat and mix altogether
2.  Add the meat and mix well with hands
3.  Form into about 25 balls

* My mom never used oregano and maybe not the quantity of herbs that I use and we never use sugar


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