Meatballs

Total Time:
4 hr 25 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
4 hr

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ, optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground round beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • Spaghetti Sauce, recipe follows
  • Mom's Spaghetti Sauce:
  • 1 pound ground round beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 5 large cans tomato paste
  • 10 tomato paste cans water
  • 4 tablespoons Parmesan
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 6 leaves fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Directions

Mix bread crumbs, egg, water and wheat germ into a medium mixing bowl. Then, add salt, pepper, ground beef, pork, and sausage and mix. Shape into small balls. Place meatballs in spaghetti sauce and allow to cook for 2 to 3 hours.

Mom's Spaghetti Sauce:

In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute the ground beef, pork and sausage until it is brown. Drain off excess fat. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until smooth. Cook for 3 to 4 hours on medium heat, stirring often to prevent scorching.


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