You can’t have the sauce without the meatballs!

John in the kitchen-a wonderful sight!

The Secret to Great Meatballs

1    lb. hamburger
½   lb. ground pork
½   Cup Italian breadcrumbs – add more as you mix to get the right texture
3    Cloves garlic, finely chopped
1    Egg
4    Tablespoons water
2    Tablespoons parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients well, adding breadcrumbs so the texture is not too ‘meaty’ – add more for a softer “ball”
Shape small/medium size meatballs & place on well oiled roasting pan.  This can get a little boring but don’t make the mistake my dear friend Tricia did by making them the size of softballs!
Bake in pre-heated 400 degree oven until browned & cooked thoroughly.  Check after about 5-8 minutes & turn to brown both sides.  Cut in ½ to check that middle is cooked.
Chop a few meatballs to add meat mixture to sauce, then add remaining meatballs to sauce (see the Secret Solera/Shelsey Spaghetti Sauce recipe)