Recipe courtesy of Chris Divito

Meatballs

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 4 hr
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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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

Mom's 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

  1. 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:

  1. 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.