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Old 08-21-2011, 11:29 AM   #1
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I accidentaly discovered something wonderful!

I am making a spaghetti bake for this evenings dinner with Dreamfields pasta and Hunts no sugar added sauce. I looked around the internet to make the sauce heartier and ran across a Rachael Ray recipes called "Gravy" or something. I loosely followed it and not only got a great sauce but I got an added bonus of an amazing soup! I wish I had a pic to post (it is the most beautiful golden color with flecks of red and green in it) but for some reason my cell phone, computer and photobucket are just not synching up. Here is what I did....

2 lbs spicy Italian sausage links, cut on the bias, brown sausage in a pan with a tiny bit of oil until golden but not all the way cooked. Remove the sausage and in the hot pan but don't get rid of the oil and toss in a small amount of chopped onions. Let them start to cook and add on top, salt, pepper, dried oregano (lots of oregano) and garlic powder. Mix and let this cook a few minutes more and it turns almost into a roux. Add a can of beef broth one small can of mushrooms with the juice and 1/4 cup burgandy and put the sausages back in and cook on high while mixture reduces. When it has thickened up to what you like, remove the sausages, let the "gravy" cook a little more. It will be slightly less thick than a can of cooked condensed soup. The sausages are now cooked and even more spiced and ready to go into my canned spaghetti sauce for dinner. The "gravy" or soup as I call it was so incredible I couldn't bring myself to add it to the spaghetti sauce. The spice from the copious amounts of oregano and the red pepper from the sausage give your tongue a little jolt but not extreme. I couldn't keep my hands off of it and have already eaten a bowl for lunch!!

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Old 08-21-2011, 05:18 PM   #2
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Oooo, that sounds so good, and you cook the same way I do!

Some of this and some of that usually make a very delicious dish but it can never be exactly duplicated again. But that's OK - sometimes it comes out even BETTER the next time!
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:00 PM   #3
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I RAN to the computer to get the recipe down because I do so much throwing stuff together and seeing how it turns out, I almost never actually have the recipe. I couldn't believe how good the soup was. It really outshined the pasta bake by yard!
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:04 PM   #4
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It sure sounds good!
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:10 PM   #5
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It sounds really good. I'll be over for left overs if there are any. I had steak and sausage stuffed zucchini for dinner . Yum.
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:37 PM   #6
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Sounds good. "Gravy" is what we Italians call spaghetti sauce.

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Old 08-22-2011, 08:34 PM   #7
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ahhhhh gravy. When I lived in chicago it was gravy and meatballs. Now I have a craving!!! Looks like I'll be making meatballs soon! Maybe an oopsie meatball sandwich?
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:32 AM   #8
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Miss Rae---what is that a pic of in your avi???? Looks good.
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