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Sicilian Sauce

  1. My father brought us up on somewhat the same sauce except he used: 2 small cans of tomato sauce, 4 small cans of tomato paste and 4 paste cans water per can of paste, and you just skim the foam for a while in the beginning....I like to add a ton of basil because I like it sweeter and we both simmer it on low for 5 to 7 hours. We both now add about a tablespoon of sugar after 3 hours and 1/4 to 1/3 cup wine (any but I like burgundy).
  2. When they couldn't afford meat, they would simmer quartered cabbage (core holding it together) for a couple hours in the sauce which really mellowed it out and sometimes put hard-cooked eggs and canned peas in it. We also boil browned meatballs or sausage in it the last 2 hours which makes them really tender. They also slightly brown a chuck roast and slide that in it for the last 3 hours and then cut up a bit and serve it instead of meatballs which is REALLY AWSOME!

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