Burt Young as "Bed Bug Eddie"
In The POPE of GREENWICH VILLAGE
with Mickey Rourke as "Charlie"
Learn How to make "Bed Bug Eddie's" SUNDAY SAUCE Italian Gravy
alla POPE of GREENWICH VILLAGEBURT YOUNG'S SUNDAY SAUCE GRAVY RECIPE : INGREDIENTS : 1 pound Pork Neck, removed from bone and cut into 1" chunks Italian Sweet Sausages 12 Pork Spare Ribs 1/4 cup Italian Olive Oil 1 pinch Pepperoncino (Red Pepper Flakes) 1 medium Onion, peeled and dice fine 1 pound Pork Neck, removed from bone and cut into 1" chunks Italian Sweet Sausages 12 Pork Spare Ribs 6 Chicken Thighs 2 - 28 ounce can of San Marzano Whole Tomatoes (drained in strainer, reserving liquid. 2 - 28 ounce cans of Italian Tomato Passata half can of Tomato Paste 16 fresh Basil leaves, washed and torn into pieces with your fingers (don't use a knife) 2 Bay Leaves Place the olive oil in a large pot and turn heat on to medium. Add the pork ribs and half the pork neck and cook until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Remove and set aside. Brown remaining pork neck and the Chicken Thighs. When finished browning set aside with the ribs. Add the Sausage and brown over low medium heat until slightly browned (about 8 minutes). Remove sausages from pot, and let rest with the ribs. Add the chopped onion to the pot and cook on low heat for 4 minutes. Add 4 cloves of chopped garlic and let cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to let the garlic burn. Chop the whole San Marzano tomatoes and add to pot with onions. Cook on high heat for 3 minutes. Add the Tomato Passata and cook on high heat for 4 minutes. Add the reserved juices from the San Marzano Tomatoes, the basil and Bay Leaves to the pot. Add 1 teaspoon each of Salt & Black Pepper and 1 cup of water and stir. Add all the browned meats and cook on low heat for 90 minutes as you stir this with a wooden spoon ever now and then to keep the sauce from sticking or burning. After all the meats are in th pot with the browned meats, begin to make your meatballs. For MEATBALLS : Mix the following ingredients in a large glass bowl. Form into 2" round Meatballs and fry until lightly browned in vegetable oil. 2 pound fresh Ground Beef, 1/4 cup bread crumbs and 1/4 cup Milk 1/4 cup fresh Italian Parsley, washed, dried and chopped 1/4 teaspoon each of Salt & Black Pepper .. 2 cloves Garlic, minced fine 2 large Eggs, cracked and beaten with a fork After the sauce (Gravy) has been simmering for 90 minutes, add the brown Meatballs to the pot with the fresh Basil Leaves, and let simmer on low hear for 35 minutes. Turn heat off and let the Sauce sit for 15 minutes. To serve your Sunday Sauce, cook some short maccheroni according to directions on package. Burt likes to use Rigatoni. Once the maccerhoni (pasta) is cooked, drain the pasta, reserving a little of the pasta water. Add the Riagatoni (pasta) back to the pot it cooked in. Add some of the Tomato Sauce to the pasta and mix. Add a little sprinkle of Olive Oil and a little bit of the reserved pasta water. Place some of the sauce Maccheroni on each persons plate, add a little more tomato sauce over the pasta, and place 1 or 2 Meatballs, one Pork Rib, and 1 Sausage on each persons plate. Serve , and place some grayed Parmigiano Cheese in the middle of the table Enjoy!
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The POPE of GREENWICH VILLAGE
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ERIC ROBERTS & BURT YOUNG
As BED BUG EDDIE
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