Aunt Dorcus P. got this recipe when she lived in Italy
In a large pan, heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil and brown 1 chopped onion, 3 cloves garlic and 2 sweet Italian sausages, in casings.
Cut cooked sausages into 2 inch pieces.
Add 1/2 lb mushrooms & saute also.
Add 1 qt. canned tomatoes with juice, 2 small cans tomato paste, 2 small cans tomato sauce, 2 cans of water from the empty paste cans (Total 2 cans water) and 2 bay leaves.
Let simmer while making meatballs.
In a separate frying pan add oil to half way. Medium heat. You can also place the formed meatballs on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes
In large mixing bowl add 1 egg, 2 lbs hamburger, 1 T each dry parsley, dry basil, dry oregano, and
1/4 C Parmesan cheese, 2 t salt, 1/2 t pepper, 3/4 c breadcrumbs, 1/2-3/4 c water.
Form into golf ball size brown on outsides remove with with slotted spoon & add to sauce to finish cooking.
Simmer 45 min. til all meats are cooked.
Serve over hot cooked pasta.
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