Italian Sunday Gravy


6 garlic cloves, crushed
1 small onion, chopped
4 tbs olive oil
10 Italian sweet sausages
20 homemade meatballs (use our search engine for recipe)
6 pork spare ribs
1 Braciole (Use our search engine for recipe)
1 lb boneless pork tenderloin in 1 piece
4 (28oz) cans of crushed tomatoes (we like the Cento brand)
3 (28oz) cans of peeled plum tomatoes
1 (12oz) can of tomato paste
2 tbs sugar
1 cup dry red wine.
Small bunch of basil, coarsely chopped or torn into small pieces
2 tbs Italian parsley, chopped
1 tbs oregano
kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

This is a recipe that is much loved in Italian homes. It is a rich tomato sauce filled with succulent meats and seasonings.

  • In a large stock pot, gently fry the garlic and onion until soft.
  • Add the sausages and brown on all sides. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Brown the meat balls and set aside.
  • Brown the Braciole and set aside. Brown the ribs and pork tenderloin and set aside.
  • Pour off the fat from the pan and add the tomatoes, tomato puree and tomato paste.
  • Gently heat to boiling, stirring often, then reduce heat to medium.
  • Add the browned meats to the sauce along with the sugar, red wine, basil, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Stir gently and let simmer for 2 hours. Skim off as much fat as possible.
  • When serving place the meats on a platter and cut into portions.
  • Use the sauce over pasta to serve along with the meats.




30 min


2 hr


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