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Spicy Meat Sauce

Use to make Spicy Pork Meatball Sliders from The Meatball Shop.

  • Yield: Makes 8 cups
Spicy Meat Sauce

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, January 2011


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 pound ground pork shoulder
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans whole San Marzano tomatoes, chopped


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, pork, and pepper flakes; cook, stirring, until meat is cooked through and onions are soft and beginning to brown, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and add tomato paste and cook, stirring, 5 minutes more.

  2. Add canned tomatoes and bring to a boil; immediately reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 35 minutes.

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