Old Fashioned Sicilian Succo

Old Fashioned Sicilian Succo

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About this recipe: My Nana used to cook this for me when I was young and as we waited for the sauce to finish, she'd tell me great stories about her life in Sicily! This recipe is the best sauce I've ever had- I really think it can bring the family together. Just prepare it and you'll see that when dinner time comes everyone's mouths will be watering because of the great smell, and there will be enough for everyone, I promise! Good for vegetarians too-just substitute 1kg of chopped zucchini for the meatballs.


Serves: 20 

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 (900g) cans tomato sauce
  • 4 (180g) cans tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian basil
  • 1kg minced beef
  • 450g minced pork
  • 1 cup (100g) dry bread crumbs
  • 1 cup (80g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:4hr  ›  Ready in:4hr20min 

  1. In a large pot mix together garlic, tomato sauce, tomato paste, parsley and basil. Bring sauce to a boil and then turn down the heat and simmer.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the minced beef, minced pork, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder and parsley. Shape into balls the size of a child's fist. In a skillet, fry meatballs in hot olive oil until brown. Add to sauce mixture. Simmer over low heat for four hours.

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I remember my Itallian mother back in the 1950s when she was preparing this delicious pasta sauce...nothing compare to it! Wonderful! - 02 Aug 2015

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