Our good friend, the late Tony Russell from Talk With Tony on WNBF, was an avid cook and was one of the contributors to the 1987 "Bill Parker's WNBF Radio 1290" cookbook.  Here's his classic Italian red sauce recipe. We miss you, Round Mound of Sound!

TONY RUSSELL Photo: WNBF Radio)

Sauce ALa Moundy (prep. time about 3 hours. Makes 8-10 servings)

5 Tb. olive oil

3 cloves garlic, crushed

3 bay leaves

1 Tb. oregano

1 Tb. basil

1/2 tsp. ground red pepper

1/4 C. fresh parsley

1 large green pepper, rough cut

1 large onion, rough cut

6-8 links Italian sausage

2 (6-oz.) cans tomato puree

2 (16-oz.) cans tomato sauce

salt to taste

Put olive oil in large saucepan. Crush garlic and brown in oil on medium heat. Add half of bay leaves, oregano, basil, red pepper, parsley. Add all of green pepper and onion.  Cook on medium 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly.  Lower heat and add sausage.  Cook 10 to 12 minutes or until brown.  Add puree and stir. Add tomato sauce and stir. Add one or two cups of water and stir. Add remainder of spices (Float on top. Do not stir.)  Simmer 2 to 3 hours., stirring every half hour.  Add salt to taste during last 1/2 hour of cooking. Serve over your favorite pasta.

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