Sunday Sauce

Try our homemade Sunday Sauce recipe and transform imported San Marzano tomatoes, pork ribs, vegetables and spices into a mouth-watering tomato sauce—just like grandma used to make.

Italian Sunday Sauce on pasta and sausage
  • Prep Time


  • Cook Time

    8hrs 10min

  • Total Time

    8hrs 30min

  • Serving Size


  • Category Title Sauce

  • Cuisine Type Italian

  • Level Simple

Recipe By: Delallo



  • Dry the ribs with a paper towel and coat both sides with salt and pepper. Cut ribs into sections to fit into a heavy-bottom pot.
  • Heat the heavy bottom pot over medium-high heat. Brown ribs on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove and set aside.
  • Add garlic, onion, celery and carrots to the pan. Lightly sauté the vegetables to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, puree the tomatoes in a blender or food processor to thin out the sauce. Add pureed tomatoes and water to the pan and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Add the meat to the sauce. Cover and simmer for 8 hours, or until the meat pulls from the bone.
  • Remove the meat and set aside. Remove the cooked vegetables and discard. Taste the sauce and add salt, pepper and crushed red pepper to taste.
  • Serve this sauce family-style with your favorite pasta. We recommend using Bucatini and garnishing the dish with celery leaves and parsley.

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