My mother is 76 years old, and after much asking, she has written down the recipe with measurements. Over the years, as she developed a healthier diet, she replaced half the meat with turkey, but you can use whatever combination of ground meat you prefer.
2 pounds ground beef and turkey
2 eggs, beaten
½ – ¾ cup Italian style bread crumbs soaked in milk
1 T minced onion
1 ½ tsp garlic salt
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
Mix all ingredients until combined adding more milk if needed
Shape into balls
Fry in skillet turning until browned on all sides.
Makes 35 meatballs
2 onions, chopped
2 T minced garlic
1 –1 ½ or T Italian seasoning
2 T basil
½ tsp baking soda
3 tsp sugar
2 large cans (28oz) San Marzano whole tomatoes
1 – 18 oz can tomato paste
3 cups water
In a large pot cook onion and garlic in small amount of olive oil until translucent. Add tomatoes and remaining ingredients and the meatballs. Bring to a boil and simmer for 6 hours until thick.
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