Get your nostalgia fix with this easy-to-follow Sunday Gravy recipe that has been in the family for years! Made from scratch, try it today and let your taste buds go wild!
Put your regular Sunday meal routine aside and make this classic Sunday Gravy recipe that has been passed down through generations. With its hearty and savory flavors, you won't be able to stop yourself from going in for seconds!
Gather the Ingredients.
Before you can begin making this Sunday Gravy dish, you'll need to ensure that you have all the necessary ingredients. This includes a pound of ground pork, a teaspoon of salt and pepper each, two tablespoons of olive oil, two large onions (diced), four cloves of garlic (minced), one cup white wine, two cans diced tomatoes, four ounces tomato paste, two teaspoons Italian seasoning and one bay leaf.
Prepare the Sauce Base.
Begin by heating a large pot or Dutch oven over a medium-high heat. Add the pork to the pan, season with the salt and pepper, and cook until the pork is browned. Remove from the heat and set aside. Add the oil, onions, and garlic to the pan and saute for about five minutes until softened. Pour in the white wine and let it simmer for two minutes. Next add in the tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, bay leaf, cooked pork and any remaining juices from the plate - simmer all ingredients together for 20 minutes before tasting for seasoning adjustments. Enjoy!
Add Meatballs, Sausage and Veggies.
Once the sauce is simmering, you can add any additional ingredients to enhance the flavor and texture. For a real Italian feast, why not add some homemade meatballs, Italian sausage, and vegetables like onions, peppers, zucchini or mushrooms for added flavor and nutrition. Cook together for an additional 20 minutes before serving with your favorite pasta or crusty bread. Enjoy!
Let it Simmer & Enjoy!
Here comes the fun part - it's time to let your sauce do the work. Let it simmer for at least 90 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally so that it doesn’t burn or stick to the bottom of the pan. After that, taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Serve with your favorite choice of pasta or crusty bread and sharing this delicious creation with friends and family - buon appetito!
Serve with a Side of Tangy Tomato Salad.
Create a delicious side dish to accompany your Sunday Gravy. Start off with a few tomatoes of your choice, preferably ones that aren't too ripe - you can use anything from cherry or grape tomatoes to heirloom and roma tomatoes. Slice them up, combining them in a bowl with some chopped red onion, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Give it all a good mix and let it sit for 15-20 minutes for the flavors to blend together - delicious!