Sunday Gravy. Virginia Willis Skillet-Baked Eggs in Tomato Gravy with Spinach. Sunday gravy is a quintessential Italian-American staple. Although it's called a "gravy," it's not like your traditional Thanksgiving brown gravy.
It is a very humble dish and is usually my Sunday dinner. It is the Sunday dinner of many Italian-Americans. Sunday Gravy is a traditional Italian-American recipe that combines a hearty tomato sauce with several types of meat. You can cook Sunday Gravy using 31 ingredients and 18 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of Sunday Gravy
- Prepare of Meatballs.
- Prepare 1 lb of ground beef.
- Prepare 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs.
- You need 1/2 cup of milk.
- It’s 1 of egg.
- You need 1 tsp of salt.
- It’s 1 tsp of black pepper.
- You need 1 Tbsp of italian seasoning.
- It’s 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper.
- It’s 1 of Tbps parsley, chopped.
- You need of Meat.
- It’s 2 lbs of short ribs.
- You need 2 lbs of pork ribs, split.
- You need 1 lb of sweet Italian sausage.
- Prepare of Sauce.
- You need 3 Tbsp of olive oil.
- You need 2 of onions, diced.
- You need 1 tsp of crushed red pepper.
- It’s 1 head of garlic, minced.
- Prepare 2 Tbsp of oregano.
- You need 1 tsp of rosemary.
- It’s 1 Tbsp of thyme.
- Prepare 1 tsp of funnel, crushed.
- You need 1 tsp of black pepper.
- Prepare 4 Tbsp of tomato paste.
- It’s 1 cup of dry red wine.
- You need 2 Tbsp of balsamic vinegar.
- Prepare 1 Tbsp of fish sauce.
- Prepare 2 (28 oz) of cans whole tomatoes.
- You need 1 of Bou beef bouillon cube.
- It’s 1/4 of parsley, chopped.
Various cuts of beef or pork, as well as delicate meatballs, are cooked in the sauce until tender and served along with pasta that's been tossed in the flavorful sauce. To make the sauce, heat the oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Pat the pork dry and put the pieces in the pot. To make the sauce, heat the oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat.
Sunday Gravy step by step
- Combine the milk and breadcrumbs in a medium bowl. When they've absorbed all the liquid, stir in the egg, followed by the Italian seasoning, parsley, salt, black and red pepper. Stir and then crumble in the ground beef. Mix until well distributed and form into meat balls..
- Heat the olive oil in a large dutch oven (at least 6 qts) over medium heat. Brown the meat balls, being careful turning them not to crush them.
- Remove the meatballs and set aside. It's ok if they're not done..
- Salt the short ribs and brown in the dutch oven..
- Remove the short ribs to a separate large bowl..
- Salt and brown the pork ribs in the Dutch oven and then add them to the short ribs bowl..
- Brown the sausages in the fat and then add them to the bowl with the ribs..
- Pour the fat out into a glass bowl and then add 2 Tbsp back to the dutch oven. Lower the heat to medium low and add the onions and red pepper and cook until soft..
- Add the garlic, herbs, fennel, black pepper and saute 2 min..
- Add the tomato paste and saute until incorporated..
- Add the wine, balsamic, beef bouillon, and fish sauce and bring to a simmer..
- Puree one of the cans of tomatoes. Using a stick blender is easy, but a regular blender is fine..
- Hand crush the other can of tomatoes in a bowl..
- Add both tomatoes to the pot and bring to a simmer. Salt to taste..
- Add the ribs and sausages to the sauce and reduce the heat to the lowest possible. Cover and simmer ~5 hours..
- After 5 hours, remove the sausages and pork ribs and add to the reserved meatballs. Remove the bones from the short ribs and continue cooking covered ~2 hours until the short ribs fall apart and the oil that has separated on top has re emulsified into the sauce..
- Add the meatballs, ribs, sausages back to the sauce and bring to a simmer to finish cooking the meatballs..
- Serve the gravy with high quality noodles, a scoop of ricotta, shaved parmesan, and garnish with chopped parsley..
Pat the pork dry and put the pieces in the pot. Sunday gravy, also known as Sunday sauce, evokes memories of weekend family gatherings in which mom or grandma presided over the constantly stirred pot of sauce and meat, and various relatives were tasked with procuring the essential provisions—the cannoli and sesame bread from the bakery or the wine from the cellar. Sunday Gravy brings locally made fresh pasta dishes to the amazing city of Inglewood. Sunday sauce is definitely the main event, but it shouldn't be so bossy that it overshadows the supporting players. Choose one to three great ingredients to enhance your sauce and let them shine.