Recipe By SHELLIE1111
Published Apr 4th
Prep 45m Cook 5h Additional - Ready In 5h 45m
Servings 12 servings Calories 660.6

Hearty sauce with sausage, pork and meatballs. It takes a while, but it’s well worth it.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans seasoned tomato sauce
  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 6 cups water
  • 8 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 2 pounds sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 pounds ground sirloin
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 1 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound pork meat, cubed
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In large pot heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over low heat. Add chopped onion and two-thirds of sliced garlic. Saute 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water and tomato paste. Simmer.
  2. 2 Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Saute remaining garlic 1 to 2 minutes. Add sausage and brown, about three minutes on each side. After browning, cover and reduce heat. Cook for 10 minutes, remove from heat, and cut sausages into halves. Add to tomato mixture.
  3. 3 Cook pork over medium heat in sausage skillet until brown. Add to tomato mixture. Add 3 tablespoons parsley, Romano, oregano, salt and pepper to tomato sauce. Continue to simmer over low heat.
  4. 4 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. In large bowl combine ground sirloin, bread crumbs, garlic powder, remaining parsley, parmesan and eggs. Form 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Cook until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Add meatballs to sauce. Continue to cook sauce for 5 hours. Serve over fusilli or ravioli.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 660.6
  • Carbohydrate 46.4 g
  • Cholesterol 133.7 mg
  • Fat 35.5 g
  • Fiber 8.1 g
  • Protein 41.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 12.4 g
  • Sodium 2541.6 mg
  • Sugar 26.2 g


  1. Fantastic recipe turned out great. I did make some minor adjustments. I did the sausage and pork but went with ground beef instead of meatballs for convenience sake. I only had 2 cans of diced tomatoes so I went with 2 cans of each of the diced and tomato sauce and just four cans of - Read more ...
  2. It's surprising that this recipe hasn't gotten more action here. I see that about a thousand people have saved it but there are only 8 reviews. This is really an excellent recipe. If you disagree it means you haven't yet made it or you accidentally blended in paint thinner. I like to replace most of - Read more ...
  3. If I had five thumbs that's what I would give. Changed nothing and it came out great.
  4. GREAT!!! Recipe
  5. wow!!! this sauce it the best!! didnt change a thing and it was 4 pumps to the good! freeze the leftovers it is alot thanks Justin Simmons
  6. Wow this was so good. Lots of flavour and meat.
  7. This recipe was a hit! (with me and the people who ate it) I halved everything and added just a tad bit more oregano parsley and romano cheese. It was my first time ever making any kind of sauce and it was fun and worked well.
  8. This is one of the best meat sauces I have ever tasted. This sauce has a wonderful flavor and none of the bitterness that is so common in many sauces. I served this to my family tonight and they loved it.... I highly recommend this recipe!
  9. Yummy!! My boyfriend and I made this together, drank wine, put on music and we're new to cooking but OH MY GOD YUM I come from a big Italian family where everyone has their own way of making sauce.This will now be mine 2 thumbs up or more...this sauce was awesome I wish I could - Read more ...