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Gluten Free Italian Red Gravy

This gluten free Italian "red gravy" is simmered with lots of fried meat.
Course Side
Cuisine Italian-American
Keyword gluten free, homemade spaghetti sauce from scratch, Italian tomato sauce recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 12
Calories 63kcal


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 carrots finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 28-ounce cans gluten free tomato puree
  • 1 6- ounce gluten free tomato paste
  • red wine
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • oregano to taste
  • parmigiana cheese to taste optional
  • gluten free meatballs fried
  • pork chops browned
  • Italian Sweet sausage browned


  • In a large dutch oven pot, heat the oil over a medium flame. Add the onions and garlic, celery and carrots (optional) and sauté until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes.
  • Turn flame down to a simmer and slowly add the tomato puree, tomato paste, bay leaf, salt and oregano to taste.
  • Then add a splash of red wine. Add the meats.
  • Stir now and then and simmer covered over low heat until the sauce thickens, about 3 hours.


  • Calorie count does not include meat that you may add.
  • For the juiciest chops, the most important tip that I can give you is to brine the chops. Just soak the meat in salt water for an hour. This traps the moisture in the meat. Rinse the salt water off and pat dry when finished brining. You’ll be left with tenderized, juicy chops. Then you can brown the chops and add them to your simmering sauce.
  • For your meatballs, here is my gluten free meatballs recipe or grain free low carb meatballs here. Add them to your simmering sauce.
  • Not all sausages are gluten free so be sure to check the ingredients. Brown your Italian Sweet sausage before adding them to the sauce. 


Calories: 63kcal