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Lifting a meatball out of meatball sauce recipe over spaghetti in a white bowl

Amazingly Easy Sunday Gravy

The flavor of this sauce for meatballs will blow you away! This is the best meatball sauce recipe ever, and so easy to make, too.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American/Italian
Keyword How to make meatball sauce, meatball sauce recipe, Sunday Gravy, Sunday Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 396kcal


  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1 pound pork loin cubed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 28 oz. tomato sauce cans
  • 1 small onion or half 1 large onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • meatballs


  • Place a large deep pan or Dutch Oven over high heat and add ¼ cup olive oil. Add 1 small chopped onion and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in 1 tablespoon minced garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until the onions are golden.
  • Add 1 pound sausage and 1 pound cubed pork loin to the pan. Cook until meat is golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  • Gradually pour in 4 28 ounce cans of tomato sauce. Then, add ½ teaspoon sugar and 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning.
  • Stir, then add in your cooked meatballs. Cover and simmer for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve over pasta of choice, and enjoy!



  • Cook meatballs completely before making sauce for meatballs. I like to make mine in the air fryer, but oven meatballs are a great choice, too. You can even use frozen oven-baked meatballs! Just cook them first.


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 2171mg | Potassium: 1499mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1525IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 5mg