Rosie's Meat Sauce, Part 1: The Meat
Rosie's Meat Sauce, Part 1: The Meat
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 1 hr 10 min
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  • Summary

    This is part one of the only Meat Sauce recipe you’ll ever need. It’s an extremely detailed (but still simple and easy) recipe for my Grandma’s homemade, Italian meat sauce and this seriously is the very best Sunday sauce you’ll ever taste. This first part is all about making authentic meatballs and fall-apart-tender pork for your sauce as well as the secret ingredient that makes this sauce so delicious!

    Ingredients

    • 1/2-1 cup of olive oil (note from Jessy- back in the day, Rosie used to use gem oil when money was tight)
    • 4-5 cloves or you can you us much as you want. It depends on the size of the cloves. If they're large or small- use more or less. (note from Jessy- Rosie always told me to poke a few holes into the the garlic with the tip of my knife to let the juices out- my mom simply cuts them in half)
    • 1-2 packages of pork- if you're making more sauce, use more pork (we use country-style pork ribs but you can also use pork blades or pork steaks- whether or not they are bone-in depends on what looks good that day)
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Garlic Powder
    • 3 1/2 lbs. of ground beef- you want 80/20 hambruger which means 20% of it is fat. Don't buy the 90% or above or it will be too dry- plus, fat adds flavor (note from Jessy- sometimes I'll add a little ground pork into the mix)
    • 7 large eggs
    • Seasoned Bread Crumbs
    • Romano Cheese
    • 1 small onion
    • Water

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 42
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 214 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 19 g 28.63%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 27.08%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 43 mg 14.27%
    • Sodium: 187 mg 7.79%
    • Calcium: 49 mg 4.89%
    • Potassium: 102 mg 2.91%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 5.07%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 3 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 1%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 8 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 0.38%
    • Vitamin C 0.18%
    • Vitamin D 0.49%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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