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"Love this recipe and its a hit at home.
4 cups of cherry tomatoes is a lot of cherry tomatoes which can be expensive. When in season and locally available, I use them, but otherwise I just used canned diced tomatoes drained.
My meatballs are just a little bigger. Making them as described can be very tedious. BTW, this is a great generic me"
"I first found the recipe several years ago on a beef producers web site -- which called for beef sausage -- although I've always used spicy pork.
I have made this recipe many times to rave reviews, but with a few modifications.
I use EV olive oil instead of butter or margerine. (in pretty much every thing I cook)
"This recipe is great and easy. I've made a few changes over time. First, I brown the pancetta in the olive oil before adding the onions, celery and carrots. This brings out the full flavor of the pancetta and makes it crispy which makes a nice surprise in the mouth when eating the finished dish whether is lasagna or gnocci or pasta bolognese. ""