Clemenza's Tomato Sauce

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How to Make Clemenza's Tomato Sauce

— Ingredients —

meatballs
meatballs
(see below)
Italian sausages
3 Italian sausages
oil
3 tbsp oil
garlic cloves
4 garlic cloves
tomatoes
56 oz. tomatoes
(two 28 oz. cans)
tomato paste
12 oz. tomato paste
(two 6 oz. cans)
red wine
red wine
(to taste)
sugar
sugar
(to taste)

— Instructions —

  1. Place the sausages in a skillet over medium heat, and brown on all sides. Set aside on a small plate, and slice.
  2. Mince garlic, and fry in oil over medium heat until light brown.
  3. Mix in tomatoes and paste, making sure it doesn't stick.
  4. Once boiling, stir in sausages and meatballs.
  5. Add a splash of wine and sugar, to taste.

How to Make Homemade Meatballs

— Ingredients —

bread crumbs
1/3 cup bread crumbs
milk
1/2 cup milk
oil
2 tbsp oil
onion
1/2 cup onion
(chopped)
ground beef
1 lb. ground beef
ground pork
1 lb. ground pork
eggs
2 eggs
parsley
4 sprigs parsley
thyme
4 sprigs thyme
oregano
15 leaves oregano
salt
2 tsp salt
pepper
1 tsp pepper
Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese

— Instructions —

  1. Soak bread crumbs in milk (at least five minutes).
  2. Meanwhile, chop parsley, thyme, and oregano. Fry onions in oil over medium heat until translucent.
  3. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients, including bread crumb mixture and onions.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until malleable (about 45 minutes).
  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  6. Cover a baking sheet with foil, and lightly coat with cooking spray.
  7. Wet your hands and form 1.5-inch diameter balls and place on prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake until cooked through (about 15 minutes).

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