Sunday, July 27, 2014

Marcella Hazan's Amazing Tomato Sauce Recipe

Our garden has been on fire this summer!
All of the tomato plants we planted, especially the Mortgage Lifter
beauties have produced more tomatoes than we can possibly eat!
I've waited all summer to make my own tomato sauce...
And, today... My day to make sauce arrived!
But for my tomatoes, not just any sauce recipe would do... Oh, no!
The only sauce recipe worthy of my beautiful tomatoes
is none other than the incomparable, Marcella Hazan's!
Just like these organically, home-grown tomatoes,
Marcella's recipe is pure, simple and incredibly delicious!
After a minute in boiling water I let
the tomatoes cool, then peeled them...
Cut them up into chunks...
Then placed those chunks into my Dutch
oven, along with butter and one large onion...
A little salt finished it off to simmer, uncovered for 45 minutes...
While I prepared my homemade meatballs!
I use a mixture of veal and pork (one pound) mixed with one egg,
one half cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, three cloves of garlic,
chopped, a tablespoon of parsley, also from my garden and breadcrumbs!
Mix it all together with a little bit of water and salt and pepper until
consistency is moist but still holds shape when formed into balls...
Fry in a bit of olive oil until all sides are golden brown...
While Marcella's sauce bubbles away, filling the entire
house with the smell of velvety, buttered tomatoes!
As meatballs finish, move them to a plate to drain...
But be warned! These babies often have a tendency
to disappear before my pasta is finished cooking!
Therefore... To keep them safe, I always move mine into the sauce!
If you haven't already tried Marcella's famous sauce recipe...
You're missing out!
So whether you have a garden full of vine-ripened tomatoes like
we do, or you use canned... Treat yourself to this sauce soon!
And, don't forget the meatballs!


  1. Another wonderful dinner, lovingly prepared by Janet!! xx

  2. I must have that sauce recipe, Janet! I usually make Bobby Flay's marinara, but this looks so rich and decadent! We are huge meatball fans, as well. Thanks for the inspiration for tonight's supper!

  3. Janet, your tomatoes are GORGEOUS! WOW! Mine are coming along but they aren't near as big! Love that Mortgage Lifter! Thanks for sharing that mouth watering recipe from Marcella Hazan! Gonna try that one as soon as I have enough tomatoes!
    Just made a batch of P Allen Smith's Carrot Ginger Soup for a friend who had surgery......She loved it! Thanks again for the gift of the book!
    Keep on Cook'in and sharing!

  4. I am SO envious of your gorgeous tomatoes! I bet they make a spectacular sauce.And I love meatballs, too, so your dinner looks absolutely divine! xo


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