Sunday, September 11, 2011

What's Cooking? - Mary's Sinful Meat Spaghetti Sauce

My Aunt Mary was not the greatest cook in the world, but there were a few things that she really rocked. Her spaghetti sauce was one of them. For some reason, my ex husband made it one time under my direction, and from then on he thought t was his recipe. He went through the rest of his life referring to it as HIS special spaghetti. But it was my Aunt Mary's

It takes a long time and uses a LOT of ingredients, but is well worth it, and Oh, it is NOT for the health conscious.


Chicken equivalent to one whole, cut up (one whole, 6 breasts, 3 legs, or 6 thighs) skin on
2 lbs Italian sausage (hot or mild, or one of each) cut in 4 pieces in casing
8 Western Style Pork ribs (About 6 inch long meaty ribs)
2 large onions diced
one whole garlic head dice or crush cloves
2 - 28 oz cans whole tomato, crushed in hands, juice included
2 - 28 cans tomato puree
2 - 28 cans tomato sauce
one 6 oz can tomato paste
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup dried oregano
Olive oil to saute

In a large roasting pan, saute the onions and garlic in oil until tender. Add all the meats uncooked and the remainder of the ingredients in the pot. Simmer on low covered for 4 - 5 hours, stirring occasionally.

After 4 hours the meat pieces should be very tender. Pull them all out (a few at a time is easiest) Rib meat should fall off the bone. Throw out rib bones and cut or break into bite sized pieces. Take out the cooked sausage and cut into bite sized pieces. Take out the chicken, remove skin and bones and cut or break chicken into bite sized pieces. Return all meat to the pot and simmer for another 30 minutes uncovered, or however long it takes to make a nice thick sauce.

Your sauce is finished and can be served over any pasta. It will be dark, and on sitting will have some oils from the meat on top. If you want to be healthy you can remove the oils (not that what's leftover is healthy), but if you want full flavor, stir well to integrate the oils before serving.

Very large family serving or one or two extra meals when frozen.

Remember, if it's healthy, it's not sinful.


Pili said...

Wow, that really is the kinda sauce for pasta my carnivore boyfriend would love!

vintage eye said...

Mamma Mia...this sounds fantastic!

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