Pam's Red Sauce with Meatballs and Sausage

Pam's Red Sauce with Meatballs and Sausage

"Mama Mia! This favorite Italian red sauce with meatballs and sausage dish is so easy and wonderful."
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1 h 20 m servings 542 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 542 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 36.8 g
  • 57%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.7g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 31.2 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 2213 mg
  • 89%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat oil in a large soup kettle over medium-high heat; add onions to the pan and cook until translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper, sugar, bay leaves and basil and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered, until sauce is thick, about 45 minutes.
  2. As sauce simmers do the following: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausages to the pan; fry turning as needed, until well-browned, 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile, mix ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder and egg; form into 12 balls. Remove sausage from pan to simmering sauce and add meatballs to skillet. Fry meatballs, turning as needed, until brown on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove meatballs from skillet and add to simmering sauce.
  3. Simmer meatballs, Italian sausage and sauce for an additional 15 minutes, to meld flavors. Serve over pasta.


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I was in a hurry when making this recipe and did read the full directions. Instead of browning the sausage and adding it to the sauce seperately I added it to the meatball mixture. And actuall...

I was in the kitchen for a couple of hours making this recipe, and it was not worth the time at all. The sauce did not taste very good in the end - my husband didn't like it at all.

use 2 cans of crushed tomatoes instead of whole .

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