It may be Wegmans Wednesday, but the recipe this week is for Sunday Sauce! Chef Nick Punch from Wegmans shares the recipe.
1/4 cup Wegmans Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 pkg (about 1 1/2 lbs) Wegmans Boneless Country Ribs
1 pkg (about 1 1/4 lbs) Italian Classics Hot Italian Pork Sausage
Salt and pepper to taste
2 pkgs (7 oz each) Food You Feel Good About Chopped Onions
20 cloves Food You Feel Good About Cleaned & Cut Peeled Garlic, minced
2 cans (6 oz each) Wegmans Tomato Paste
4 cups water
6 cans (28 oz each) Italian Classics Coarse Ground Tomatoes
4 Tbsp dried basil leaves
14 Homemade Meatballs (see related recipe)
Braising pan, 16 qt stockpot
Heat oil in large braising pan on MED-HIGH until oil faintly smokes. Season ribs and sausage with salt and pepper. Add ribs and sausage to pan; cook, turning to brown all sides, about 2-5 min. Transfer meats to stockpot; set aside.
Reduce heat to LOW. Add onions and garlic to pan; cook, stirring, 10 min, until soft but not browned. Raise heat to MED. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring, 3-4 min, until paste begins to brown. Add water; bring to a simmer, stirring to loosen browned bits on bottom of pan.
Transfer liquid mixture to stockpot. Add canned tomatoes and basil; stir to combine. Bring to simmer. Reduce heat to LOW. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 5 hours. Add cooked meatballs; cook, stirring occasionally, 1 hour.
Carefully transfer meats to clean serving platter; carve into manageable pieces. Transfer sauce to serving bowl.
You can rinse cans of tomato and tomato paste with water and add that liquid to your sauce. To save time, try substituting Wegmans Ready To Cook Meatballs for homemade. This recipe can also be done in a crock pot.
This recipe is featured in the latest issue of “Menu” Magazine which is available now. If you don’t have time to make this recipe, Pasta with Sunday Sauce is available in Wegmans $6 prepared foods section and Sunday Sauce is available in bags in various sizes with all of the ingredients included.
Wegmans is holding an open house for part time hires from 10AM-3PM on Saturday, September 30th at the DeWitt location and Taft Road in Liverpool.