About this recipe: Mamma Mía! Beef brisket and Pecorino cheese meatballs simmered in a rich sausage, brisket, red wine and tomato sauce with layers of flavour added by pork neck bones, spices and herbs. Make with robust red wine and serve over your favourite cooked pasta. Makes a wonderful pizza sauce, as well! A Sicilian family secret is out with this recipe - so manga (and sshhh)!
I have always considered myself an excellent saucemaker. However, I made this sauce for my Sicilian husband and he absolutely loved it! I used a little more red wine than called for to get a little different flavor. I also made it a meat sauce instead of making meatballs. I added ground beef AND ground pork to the recipe, instead of the brisket. Unbelievable! The flavor of the sauce really stuck to the pasta (I used rigatoni), and the aroma throughout the house was great. People could smell it from outside. Obviously, I can't say enough. One of the best I've ever had! - 14 Nov 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was amazing - the whole family felt like we were eating at a fine Italian restaurant. This recipe is not difficult and is SURE to impress others. My kids keep telling me how great it was. I don't understand how another reviewer had ingredients left over (?) she must have skipped a step because everything is used and the instructions are very descriptive. - 30 May 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
If you are looking for a great tasting hearty meat sauce, then you have definitely found it. This sauce is easy to make and full of flavor...don't leave out the pork neck bones. Excellent! Mr Gerry...thank you for sharing this one! - 03 Apr 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)