Rustic Slow-Simmered Tomato Sauce with Meat

From Tomato Sauces for Pasta

Rustic Slow-Simmered Tomato Sauce with Meat

Why This Recipe Works

For a rich meat sauce using today’s lean pork, we relied on a fattier cut like country-style pork ribs, which turned meltingly tender when cooked and gave the tomato sauce a truly meaty flavor. Beef short ribs were also good, but since they...

Why This Recipe Works

For a rich meat sauce using today’s lean pork, we relied on a fattier cut like country-style pork ribs, which turned meltingly tender when cooked and gave the tomato sauce a truly meaty flavor. Beef short ribs were also good, but since they tend to be thicker than pork ribs, we cooked them a little longer when preparing our traditional Italian meat sauce recipe.

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Tomato Sauces for PastaSeason 1, Ep. 101

Learn how to make a flavorful tomato sauce any time of the year. We explain why the best meatless sauces are also the fastest—and better than anything that comes out of a jar.