My Grammy made the best meatballs ever. She was not Italian, but she had just the knack of combining seasonings and spices to make the essential meatball. I like to pair this meatball with Whole Food's whole wheat penne and Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce. So tasty!
1 lb lean ground beef (I used bison from the farmer's market last night, and it tasted awesome)
1/2 lb spicy Italian sausage (Whole Foods Extra Spicy Italian is the best I've found)
1 handful of Italian bread crumbs
6 shakes of Parmesan cheese
1/2 ts Spike (this is a brand of seasoning -- it can be found at most grocery stores. I noticed it in the "organic" section at Kroger.)
1/2 ts Seasoned Salt
1 ts oregano
1 to 2 TS water
1/4 - 1/2 sweet onion, diced
Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil. Simply add all of the ingredients together and mix. Make sure that the sausage is well incorporated into the mixture. Roll the mixture into at least 12 balls, depending on the size you make them. Bake them for 15-20 minutes, and then finish cooking them in the tomato sauce of your choice.
That's all! This makes a quick, easy and homemade dinner that spices up just normal spaghetti. Enjoy!