my dish of sauce
May 31, 2020

Mom’s Sunday Sauce

By Ange's Table

Hello to you all.  Happy Sunday to you. 

I pray that you use today to do something for yourself.  Rest, relax, recharge.  Clear your mind.  Have the day that you need today.

Today is a good day for Sunday Sauce.  Growing up, my dad would be in the kitchen, frying meatballs.  Making a ginormous pot of tomato sauce with pork, and lamb and maybe some beef.   He would either have the 8 track player with Italian music on, or the soccer game on the Spanish channel, because there was no Italian channel.  I can still hear the announcer yelling “Gooooaaaalllllll!”

Those were the good old days.  Fresh fried meatballs for breakfast.  Oh daddy, how I miss you every day.

So fast forward 20 years, and I can no longer eat tomato. Damn you nightshade vegetables!!  So what is a girl to do?  I swear the Italian police were gonna come to my house and take away my Italian card.  Sad days.

So happy I came up with my Mom’s Sauce.

Now as I start my pot of tomato sauce for the boys, I start my Mom’s Sunday Sauce the same way.  One jar of passata for the boys, one jar or Mom’s Sauce for me.

starting sauce for both
Both pots get oil, onion and basil
starting mom sauce
Pour in jar of Mom's sauce
bring mom sauce to boil
Bring to a boil
pork in butternut sauce
Add in meats
simmering sauce all day
Simmer for hours
thick cooked down mom sauce
Look how thick and rich
add meatballs to mom sauce
Meatballs for me
regular sauce
Meatballs for the boys
both dishes of sauce
Sunday Sauce for everyone!

Mom’s Sunday Sauce

  • 2 cups Mom’s Sauce (1 pint sized jar)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp Seasoned Salt Mix
  • 1 tsp freeze dried basil, or bunch of fresh leaves
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Meat of choice:  pork chops, cubed beef, ribs 
  • Meatballs

Heat oil in large heavy bottom pot.  Add in onion and basil.  Cook until onion is soft.

Pour in sauce, and water.  Bring to a boil.

Add in meats of choice, hold meatballs for the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Reduce heat to low.

Simmer 3 hours, until your meats are fall off the bone and the sauce has thickened.

Add in the salt and garlic powder.  Taste, adjust seasonings to your preference.  Want more basil, add it now.  Like oregano in your sauce, add some in.

Add in meatballs 30 minutes before you are ready to eat.

Serve over your favorite pasta.


How do you like to eat your pasta?  Leave a comment below, or tag us on Instagram @Anges_Table and let us know.