Italian Sunday Gravy #SundaySupper

Italian Sunday Gravy #SundaySupper

By a show of hands, who is in love with their slow cooker? Do you like to get everything going in the morning, set and forget it? Or let’s talk about an outdoor smoker. If I actually had an outdoor space I’d probably need a second fridge or freezer for everything I’d be smoking out there.

#SundaySupper is taking things low and slow this week and I’m thrilled to be hosting.  Whether you use a slow cooker, a smoker or just simmering away on your stove top for hours at a time – slow cooking is a fantastic method.  It lets you take an inexpensive cut of meat and make it meltingly tender or cook up large batches for future meals.

Ingredients

  • ½lb ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoon breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon parmigiana cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 4 links (about 1 pound) sweet and spicy Italian sausage, cut into thirds
  • ½lb boneless pork butt or shoulder
  • 1lb boneless short ribs
  • 2 28oz cans peeled whole tomatoes
  • 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 box rigatoni pasta
  • fresh ricotta, fresh basil and parmigiana cheese to serve on the side
Read the whole recipe on The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen