I love making my own pasta sauce, and, If I do say so myself, I’m pretty good at it.
But the sauce I made this week was a whole new level of deliciousness. I added into my traditional recipe pork I bought from the Valley and basil I grew in my container garden.
I got the pork at the Wednesday market in the Sears Mall parking lot. It’s also sold at the same place on Saturdays. One thing that makes the pork so amazing/tender/flavorful/delicious (I’ll stop in just a second) succulent/unforgettable, is the way they’re treated and feed. They’re allowed to roam free and their diet is primarily barley soaked in whey. You can tell the difference from what we usually buy in the store. It’s also a bit pricier than we’re used to, but buy it anyway.
What you’ll need:
- ground sausage
- a whole onion
- one large can of crushed tomatoes
- two small cans of diced tomatoes
- 3 garlic cloves
- pepper, salt, red pepper flakes
How to make it:
- Brown the sausage. Once it’s cooked transfer the meat to a plate lined with paper towels to soak up a bit of the grease.
- In the same pan brown the onions and garlic until translucent.
- Add the meat back into the pan.
- Add the canned tomatoes and bring to a boil.
- After it reaches a boil turn the heat down and let it simmer adding in a desired amount of salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
Serve over pasta with some grated parmesan cheese.