Hearty Italian Meat Sauce (Sunday Gravy)

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Hearty Italian Meat Sauce (Sunday Gravy)

Why This Recipe Works

For an Italian meat sauce recipe that didn’t require a long list of ingredients and many hours to prepare, we limited ourselves to pork sausage and baby back ribs, and replaced time-consuming braciole with standout meatballs. By combining o...

Why This Recipe Works

For an Italian meat sauce recipe that didn’t require a long list of ingredients and many hours to prepare, we limited ourselves to pork sausage and baby back ribs, and replaced time-consuming braciole with standout meatballs. By combining our sauce components and then cooking them in the oven rather than on top of the stove (which requires constant monitoring), we could leave our hearty Italian meat sauce recipe unattended for most of the cooking time.

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Saucy Italian FavoritesSeason 10, Ep. 1007

We prepare two beloved Italian dishes—a streamlined meat sauce that tastes like it’s been simmering all day, and an authentic Sicilian pesto—using tips from Italian cooking expert Lidia Bastianich.