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To set the record straight....Gravy..aka Spaghetti Sauce

Anonymous
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You cannot make gravy, or "spaghetti sauce" in 20 minutes. That is just pureed tomatoes.

Gravy needs to cool ALL DAY. All day. Like...start the gravy as soon as you wake up, and it cooks down all day until dinner is done.

This is gravy & meatballs. Mmm. now I'm hungry.


Ignore my moms old stove/cookware.



MMMM ready to fo into the gravy...and that's another thing..you can't just fry the meatballs and then pour gravy on top of them. You need to let them cook in the gravy for a little while too.


imitation italians...shaking my damn head. 

sheesh people. 

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:14 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:15 PM

right?! my grandmother would be ashamed!!

iwilliams76
by Irene on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Looks good!

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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gravy = sauce made from meat juices and thickner

spaghetti sauce = sauce made for pasta using a tomato base.

gravy =/= spaghetti sauce.

mich.el.le
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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That isn't gravy. Gravy is roux or cornstarch with either a meat or mushroom flavor broth. Dumb italians.

lucky2Beeme
by Ruby Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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Fry meatballs in oil? GROSS.    All the Italians I know brown them in the oven or in a fry pan then add to the gravy to finish cooking.

MichLW69
by PackersXLV4 on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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If you're cooking it all day, the meatballs need to cook IN the sauce.
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CrazyLife1996
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:17 PM
The slower cooking the better.
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RaynesMommy07
by Ruby Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:17 PM
It's an all day event. Although I don't like meatballs. :/
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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I've been Italian my whole life and have never heard marinara be called gravy.

KGreen75
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:17 PM

I don't fry my meat balls, I just put them straight in the sauce and let them simmer with the sauce until they're done.

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