Spaghetti Sauce is Simmering

This morning I knitted for a while but knew I had to get spaghetti sauce going.

The Meat

The Meat

Ideally I would have leftover already cooked steak and pork chops but I don’t so I started with raw meat. In addition to the steak and chops, there’s meatball fixings in the big bowl and Italian sausage in the smaller bowl.

Test Meat Patty

Test Meat Patty

Before browning all the meatballs, I make a little test patty to check the seasonings. These needed more garlic and a bit more salt.

Progress!

Progress!

The steak and chops were browned. The meatballs were browned. Onions, garlic, celery, sweet peppers and carrots were chopped.

Beginning of Sauce

Beginning of Sauce

The Italian sausage was browned, veggies added and sauteed.

Basil

Basil

In the summer when I have basil coming out my ears, I chop some, add a bit of garlic and olive oil and freeze it into cubes.

Sauce

Sauce

The tomatoes were added, along with 3 cubes of basil, oregano and wine. 

Meat Added

Meat Added

The chops and steak were added.

Left to Simmer

Left to Simmer

Noon! It can sit and simmer til about 4 p.m. Then I’ll take the steak and chops out and add the meatballs, which will simmer for about an hour in the sauce. Once the chops and steak cool, I’ll take the meat off the bone, cut it into thin strips and add it back to the sauce.

It won’t be ready til tomorrow but it will be delicious . . if you like red sauce. Here’s  where the “Good Wife” award should be won by me . . I do not like red sauce but Vince does . . so I slave over a hot stove fixing him his favorite meal.  ðŸ™‚

Comments

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    Pat says

    That looks so good and I bet the smell is wonderful. I would start something long cooking here but I worry about the storm causing us to lose power. Here in SC ,so far we just have rain, ice and very high wind.

  2. 3

    Rebecca in SoCal says

    I like red sauce on spaghetti, but not on pizza. That’s my biggest hesitation in using my new pizza stone!

    Actually, I suppose pizza started without tomato sauce. Maybe I should think of it as “flatbread.”