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Italian Gravy

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 8 hrs 30 mins
  • Serves 12
  • Medium

Ingredients

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You will love this Italian gravy if you are a gravy lover like me. Italian gravy is a red gravy full of Mediterranean flavors.  This delicious gravy goes great on meats as well as vegetables and will fill your home with a wonderful aroma. Red pepper and carrots give it a spicy and slightly sweet taste to drive even your children wild. Put it in your new Vaya Tyffyn lunch box for a exotic lunch that will make your friends jealous.

Health Benefits 

Olive oil has been shown to reduce blood pressure and bad cholesterol. It has even been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and even some cancers.  The allicin content of garlic has many potent medicinal properties, including improving heart health. Garlic consumption has been proven to fight the common cold and other acute illness. Garlic has also been found to have a significant ability to reduce blood pressure and the risks of stroke. 

Nutrition

Amt. Per Serving
Calories 231.5
Calories from Fat 167
Total Fat 18.6 g
Saturated Fat 2.6 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 22.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 14.4 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 8.4 g
Protein 2.8 g

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How to Make Italian Gravy

  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over low heat.
  2. Sauté the garlic, red pepper flakes, and herbs for 2 minutes until the herbs are fragrant and the garlic turns golden.
  3. Raise the heat to medium.
  4. Add the onion and carrot.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes until they breakdown and turn soft.
  6. Deglaze with red wine and reduce to evaporate the alcohol.
  7. Hand crush the canned tomatoes and add them to the pot, along with its liquid contents.
  8. Add a pinch of sugar to cut down on the acidity from the tomatoes; season with salt and pepper.
  9. Let simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. 

Trivia

Originally, gravy referred to the fat that dripped from roasting meat.

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