Sugo Di Carne

A Slow Cooker Meat Sauce That Is Perfect With Any Pasta!
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 8-9 hours

1/2 rack pork ribs, cut individually
4 beef short ribs, bone in
1 beef bone with marrow
12 meatballs (recipe below)
2 jars Passata (tomato sauce)
4 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tbsp oregano, minced
1 cup Chianti red wine
3 bay leaves
1 tbsp olive oil
Favorite pasta, cooked
Parmesan cheese, grated
minced parsley fro garnish

Cooking Tools
Slow cooker
Sheet pan
Medium mixing bowl 

Preheat oven to broil.  Place pork ribs, beef ribs and bone with marrow on a sheet pan, salt and pepper.  Place under the broiler to roast until browned, about 10-15 minutes.
Prep and fry meatballs (recipe below) set aside. Remove roasted meat from the oven and place in the slow cooker. Pour in passata, Chianti, garlic, olive oil, oregano and bay leaves, mix well. Place fried meatballs on top of sauce and place lid on slow cooker and cook on high for 8-9 hours.  Remove meat from the slow cooker to a serving platter and pour some sauce on top with Parmesan cheese and minced parsley.  Save the rest of the sauce for your favorite pasta!
Serves 6



1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb sweet Italian sausage, bulk
1 slice of Italian bread
1/4 cup milk
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1 egg


In a mixing bowl, add; milk and the slice of bread.  Let the milk soak into the bread.  Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well by hand.  Make golf size meatballs and pan fry in 2 tbsp of olive oil on medium heat.  Pan sear on all size and cook only half way done.  Add fried meatballs into the slow cooker.

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