2 Tbs. olive oil
In a 6 quart pot over medium flame, heat the olive oil. Add the onion, garlic and herbs. Saute' over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes until onion is translucent but not brown. Add the salt and pepper and all of the tomato product. Simmer for 15 minutes then add the meatballs. Simmer 1 ½-2 hours. If using without the meatballs simmer 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove herb stems and serve.
1 LB. ground beef chuck
Combine all of the meat in a large bowl. Soak the bread and milk together in a separate bowl. When the milk is absorbed, add the bread mixture to the meat. Add the remaining ingredients except the olive oil. Mix well.
There is nothing like homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs! These are two delicious recipes that go together. I have tried them and they are far superior to anything you order in any restaurant. A big thanks to Renee for sharing her own family recipes with all of us.