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Red Gravy and Meatballs-Pics

I made Vita Greco's Red Gravy with meatballs over the weekend. Pics aren't pretty, but here they are for those who like pics. It's a good recipe. I made more meatballs than called for because there's a lot of sauce in this one. I put more ground meat than called for. Used a lot of pork necks, but no lamb shank. Makes more than it says in the recipe. Here's a link to the recipe.

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There's a similar recipe in the latest issue of Cuisine at Home. It calls for spareribs rather than pork necks. I've used those as well.

Meatball mixture.
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Meatballs
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Meatballs in the pot browning.
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The sauce.
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The browned meats. This isn't pretty, but it smelled good and tasted better.
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Sauce with meat added and having simmered 3 hours plus.
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Ready for consumption with broiled Italian bread brushed with olive oil and fresh garlic.
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Ole Geauxt
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re: Red Gravy and Meatballs-Pics
i wish i could find my kodak to take a picture of something..

looks good..


Gris Gris
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We all know you can post pics, Ole Man, because you've done it. I don't know if anyone really wants to see anymore of them, though.

Oh, and thanks for the compliment. It took me forever to do that because someone kept interrupting me.


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Gris, that looks fantastic! I could easily eat a plate or two of that.


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glassman
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Gris Gris


Looks great Gris. Some of the gravy should be tossed with the pasta before topping with more of the gravy/meatball mixture. I'm going to try this once Lent is over.


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Some of the gravy should be tossed with the pasta before topping with more of the gravy/meatball mixture.


It was, Glass, along with some of the pasta water in the sauce. Water must be added while cooking, so I used some pasta water the last time I added some.

Thanks, Cajun.


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don't know if anyone really wants to see anymore of them
uh oh,,, did i get too deep in the george dickel bottle and post noods, again?


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I sure hope not.


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glassman
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Pasta looks plain and just topped. I even have my reading glasses on...


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I just had the urge to drop a deuce just by the picture


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Gris Gris
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Pasta looks plain and just topped. I even have my reading glasses on...


I didn't drench it in sauce when I tossed it. Just enough to keep it from sticking together. Worked out perfectly.


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Boondock544
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Looks dam good


Rohan2Reed
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well that just looks delightful


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plawmac
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Gris - are you from N.O.? Red Gravy is sorta of yat thing, not that there's anything wrong with that (especially since I'm a yat from the lower 9).


Gris Gris
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Gris - are you from N.O.?


I'm not, but I did live there for a while. Also have some friends whose parents made it on Sundays growing up. I still can't make it just like theirs and I mourn for that exact flavor.


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Looks good, GG. Put some anchovies in the sauce.


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Paige
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IWEI

But what on earth is red gravy? Looks like spaghetti sauce


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plawmac
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My grandmother (native new Orleanian) used to make red gravy every Sunday. All I could suggest to your recipe is a little sugar and some anchovy paste.
This post was edited on 2/25 at 6:57 pm


Ole Geauxt
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that looks like our meat sauce over meatballs over pasta... we don't call it gravy, though.. what's the difference?

btw, I'm from the U. P.


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sloopy
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Looks great, I will be trying this soon.


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