Authentic Italian Gravy

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1 cup red wine, plus ¼ cup ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 4 beef short ribs 1 large onion, chopped 6 garlic cloves, minced Salt and black pepper to taste 2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes 1 (6 ounce) can tomato Paste 1 (28 ounce) can tomato Sauce 2 cups beef broth 1 tablespoons dried basil 1 tablespoons dried oregano ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley 1 pound Italian sausage, cooked and drained

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place 1 cup red wine, oil, beef short ribs, onion, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a roasting pan; stir to coat.

Roast for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and transfer the mixture to a 6-quart stockpot over medium-low heat. Stir in the remaining ¼ cup of red wine. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Add tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, beef broth, basil, oregano, and parsley; stir well. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce reduces, 4 to 6 hours.

Remove ribs from the sauce. Stir in cooked and drained sausage. Continue simmering for 1 hour.