recipes

Grandma Scarito's Meatballs

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lbs pork loin
  • 2 lbs beef sirloin
  • 1/2 lb veal or pork belly
  • 1 minced onion
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1.5 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 3 tbsp basil
  • 5 oz Italian bread, cubed
  • 1.5 cups milk

Instructions
 

  • Start by sweating down onions and garlic with a little bit of salt, pepper and olive oil, then cool down a bit,
  • Dice up the bread and soak in the milk.
  • Grind up the meat mixture add salt, pepper, cheese, eggs, basil, parsley, cooled onions and garlic.
  • Add the bread but make sure to squeeze out the milk from the bread before adding.
  • Mix everything together gently do not over mix keep it light and fluffy.
  • Grab about 1 oz and flatten it and sear it in a pan on each side so you can taste and check for seasonings.
  • Once happy with the seasonings ball up in your preferred size and sear all the way around in a pan with a touch of oil.
  • Add to the pot of sauce to finish cooking and flavor the sauce. At least 25 to 30 minutes.

Italian Sausage

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1.5 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1.5 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp Hot Hungarian Paprika
  • 1.5 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1.5 tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 4 lbs pork shoulder

Instructions
 

  • Toast fennel, crushed red pepper and coriander seeds, once cooled chop with your knife or use spice grinder,
  • Cut all meat in strips to fit your grinder then add all ingredients and mix well with your hands.
  • Let it sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour to marinate, or over night for better flavor.
  • Grind with medium course grinder attachment,
  • Form a small patty the size of a 50 cent piece.
  • Sear in a pan, check for seasoning.

Grandma Scarito's Red Sauce

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans 14oz Cento - San Marzano Tomato
  • 2 cans 14oz Cento - Crushed Tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 medium sized onion, minced
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp parsley, minced
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 tbsp salt
  • 3 tbsp pepper

Instructions
 

  • Start with sweating onions and garlic in the oil till soft.
  • Add tomato paste, salt, and pepper. Cook for another few minutes then add all cans of tomatoes squeeze/crush the whole peeled then continue to cook on med low for 45 min to an hour.
  • Check for seasoning then add basil and parsley for the last 10 min of cook time.
  • Optional: If San Marzano tomatoes are unavailable, add a touch of sugar.
Dog Treats

Dog Treats

Servings 125 treats

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups sweet potato
  • 8 strips bacon (keep the bacon fat!)
  • 4 cups oat flour (bread or wheat flour works too)
  • 1/2 cup Quaker instant oats
  • 1 egg

Instructions
 

  • Peel, then puree sweet potato
  • Cook 8 or 9 strips of bacon, rendered down, mince and let cool.
  • Add bacon (w/ bacon fat), flour, oats and egg.
  • Knead, roll out, use your preferred cookie cutter to cut out all the shapes. Dough should be about 1/4" thick.
  • Spread out on sheet tray. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes, then flip and bake for 15 more minutes.

Sunday Gravy

Grandma Scarito's sunday sauce w/ roasted pork neckbones, sausage,and beef.
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 20

Equipment

  • 1 sauce pot

Ingredients
  

  • 4 lbs pork neckbones
  • 4 lbs italian sausage
  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 12 lbs whole peeled tomato can
  • 48 oz tomato paste
  • 2 whole white onion minced
  • 4 whole carrots minced
  • 4 tbls garlic minced
  • cups red wine
  • 2 tbls oregano
  • 4 whole bay leaves
  • 5 tbls salt season to taste
  • tbls pepper
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • ½ cup fresh basil

Instructions
 

  • Start by roasting neckbones in the oven at 400° 30 to 45 min
  • sweat down carrots, onions, and garlic w/ evoo
  • then add ground italian sausage and brown
  • then add ground beef and brown
  • add the roasted neckbones and scrape all the bits from the tray into the sauce as well
  • de-glaze with red wine
  • add whole peeled tomatoes and squeeze with your hand to break them up a bit
  • add tomato paste
  • add oregano, salt, pepper and bay leaves
  • make sure all neckbones are covered if you have to add a bit of water add as needed to cover, then let the sauce simmer for about 5 hours or until the bones seperate from the meat. Discard all bones then add fresh herbs right at the end.

BBQ Sauce

chef steve's classic sweet and tangy style sauce that can be adapted to any style you can create.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 2.5 cups ketchup
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • .5 cups dark molasses
  • .25 cups pinapple juice
  • .25 cups apple cider
  • 2 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 tsp ground mustard
  • 5 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • .5 tsp cayenne
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp pepper

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to small pot and bring to a bubble, then let cool
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