PETROTTA’S OLD WORLD ITALIAN FOOD!

 

 

SPAGHETTI SAUCE  

by Mom Petrotta

 

Ingredients:

** CONTADINA: Tomato paste in 12 oz. cans, use 4 cans.

** HUNTS : Tomato paste in 6 oz. cans, use 8 cans.

Use either Hunts or Contadina. Your choice, but do not mix brand names.

**  You may use either fresh or canned TOMATOES. Amount is 

     about 2 qt. Cans of Hunts canned tomatoes.

** WATER: 12 oz. of water to each 6 oz . of paste.

** 1/4 Tsp. Garlic salt.

** 1 Tsp. Sweet Basil.

** 1/4 Tsp. Oregano

** 1 Tbs. salt ( heaping )

** 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda ( to control acid in tomatoes)

** 1/4 Tsp. Black pepper.

** 1/4 of fresh green pepper.  (if in season)

** 1 Bay leaf (large leaf or use 2-3 small to medium leafs)

** MEAT: Can use any of the following :

                 Spare ribs, pork shoulder, pork roast, pork blades,  

                 boneless beef chuck or  rump.

                 Approximately 2 lb. Pork and 2 lb. Beef.

BROWN meat in a large sauce pot having a tight cover, with 1/4 cup of olive oil over medium heat. Occasionally move meat around.

 

Add 1/2 cup (1 medium size )  fresh chopped onion.

 

Put tomato and paste in large sauce pan and add other ingredients.

COOK 3 1/2 TO 4 HOURS.

If using ribs add them in the last hour of cooking.

 

USE SLOW HEAT. SLOW COOKING SO THAT MEAT AND SAUCE WILL NOT BURN.

STIR OFTEN.

 

Can use this sauce on any pasta or pizza.