Monday, December 6, 2010

Yia Yia's Sunday Sauce


There's nothing better than a simmering pot of tomato sauce on the stove all Sunday long. It seemed like my mom always had a pot of marinara on the stove every weekend, especially when she had fresh tomatoes from the garden. 
This week, Kim chose Chef Symon's Italian Braised Beef with Root Vegetables in Yia Yia's Sunday Sauce. I couldn't think of a vegetarian substitute for braised beef, so I just made Yia Yia's sauce. Chef Symon places beef bones in his to give off more flavor, but I decided to use some balsamic vinegar and vegetable stock. This sauce was delicious, very simple and perfect over a steaming bowl of pasta.
All of the Symon Sundays ladies made beef, so please check out their blogs and thanks to Kim for a great choice! 

10 comments:

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Lovely. What a great idea to use balsamic in place of the bones!

Live to Cook at Home said...

Here's a link to the sauce when I made it: http://www.livetocookathome.com/2010/02/yia-yias-sunday-sauce-p-229.html

It is SOOOO good!

Roxan said...

There is nothing that compares to a pot of home cooked tomato sauce. I love the addition of balsamic vinegar, I've never heard of that before but it sounds ingenious!

Dawn said...

I was just looking at a creamy sauce recipe I want to make. This looks delish!

Kelly said...

I've never heard of the term sunday sauce, but this sounds fantastic. I bet you could also try some parm rinds the next time to boost up the flavor in place of the bones. I love using them in soups and stocks, especially when I have them hanging around anyway so they are essentially free to me.

Joanne said...

The addition of balsamic sounds perfect in this! I subbed in mushrooms for the beef bones, which were also delicious. But I bet a touch of balsamic would have really hit the spot.

Katy (The Singing Runner) said...

I stumbled upon your blog and see that you are from Jacksonville like me! I can't wait to read more! :)

Abi said...

sometimes you just can't beat a great tomato sauce - one that has been cooking all day long and the flavours have really developed.

Sean Grey Hanson said...

I'm gonna try this sauce out! It'd be great to try a new sauce for our usual pasta.

Kim said...

Ashlee- I love your use of balsamic in the sunday sauce. Great thinking!! Your sauce looks very pretty packed up in those jars.