PETROTTAS OLD WORLD ITALIAN FOOD!

PASTA SAUCE

Tomato paste in 12 oz. cans, use 4 cans.

Tomato paste in 6 oz. cans, use 8 cans.

CONTADINA brand paste

(Use either Hunts or Contadina.

Your choice, but do not mix brand names.)

 

You may use either fresh or canned TOMATOES.

Amount is about two (2) quart cans of Hunts canned tomatoes.

WATER: two cans of water to one can of paste.

** 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic salt.

** 1 Teaspoon Sweet Basil.

** 1/4 Teaspoon Oregano

** 1 Tablespoon salt ( heaping )

** 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda ( to control acid in tomatoes)

** 1/4 Teaspoon Black pepper.

** 1/4 of fresh green pepper.  (if in season)

** 1 Bay leaf (large leaf or use 2-3 small to medium leafs)

** MEAT: Can use any of the following:

                 Spare ribs, pork shoulder, pork roast, pork blades,  

                 boneless beef chuck or  rump.

                 Approximately 2 pounds Pork and 2 pounds Beef.

BROWN meat in a large sauce pot having a tight cover, with 1/4 cup of olive oil over medium heat. Occasionally move meat around.

  Add 1/2 cup (1 medium size )  fresh chopped onion.

Put tomato and paste in the large sauce pan and add other ingredients.

COOK 3 1/2 TO 4 HOURS.

If using ribs add them in the last hour of cooking.

 

USE SLOW HEAT.

SLOW COOKING SO THAT MEAT AND SAUCE WILL NOT BURN.

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