"My wife, Lisa, and I have the whole family over on Sundays. At the table are my sisters, nieces, nephews, and our four kids. We have Sunday gravy—tomato sauce for pasta—and we pass around platters of sausages and meatballs. We take a lot of pride in our dinners. Nothing brings families together like food." Click here to read the rest of Buddy's Sunday Dinner story
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4 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil, divided
5 garlic cloves, crushed
1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano
3 (28-oz) cans plum tomatoes
3 (28-oz) cans crushed tomatoes
3½ cups water
6 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 lb sweet Italian sausage links
1 lb uncooked meatballs
At a glance:
3 hr 20 min
1. Heat oil in a large stockpot for 30 seconds. Add onion and sauté for 3 minutes. Add 1 Tbsp basil, garlic, and oregano. Sauté for 1 minute.
2. Add tomatoes, water, sugar, and salt. Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and add sausage and meatballs.
3. Simmer for 3 to 4 hours, stirring occasionally to make sure nothing sticks to the pot. Remove meats to a platter. Stir in remaining basil. Taste and add salt, if needed.
4. Serve over pasta, adding meats and topping with Parmesan, if desired.
Serves: 8. Per Serving: 450 calories, 44g carbs, 27g protein, 19g fat, 65mg cholesterol, 1,550mg sodium, 11g fiber