4 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 Karge onion
2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil, divided
5 Garlic cloves, crushed
1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano
3 (28- oz) cans plum tomatoes
3 (28-oz)cans crushed tomatoes
31/2 cups water
6 Tsp sugar
1 Tsp salt
1 lb sweet Italian sausage links
1 lb uncooked meatballs
- Heat oil in a large stockpot for 30 seconds. Add onion and saute for 3 minutes. Add 1 Tbsp basil, garlic, and oregano. Saute for 1 minute.
- Add tomatoes, water, sugar, and salt. Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and add sausage and meatballs.
- Simmer for 3 to 4 hours, stirring occasionally to make sure nothing sticks to the pot. Remove meats to a platter. Stir in remaining basil. Taste and add salt, if needed.
- Serve over pasta, adding meats and topping with Parmesan, if desired.