Old Fashioned Sicilian Succo


  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 (29 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 4 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    In a large pot mix together garlic, tomato sauce, tomato paste, parsley and basil.Bring sauce to a boil and then turn down the heat and simmer.


  • Step 2

    In a large bowl mix together the ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder and parsley. Shape into balls the size of a child’s fist.In a skillet, fry meatballs in hot olive oil until brown. Add to sauce mixture.Simmer over low heat for four hours.

  • Cook's Note:

    You can make the sauce with either a 2-pound beef shoulder, pork rump, or the meatball recipe included here. For a vegetarian version of the sauce, substitute 2 1/2 pounds of zucchini.

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