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Cheese Meatballs with Spaghetti Sauce

Sauce
2 tb Oil, olive
1/2 c Onion; chopped
1/4 c Pepper, green; chopped
1 Garli clove; minced
12 oz Tomato paste
3 c Water
2 ts Salt
1/4 ts Pepper
2 ts Chili powder
1/4 ts Oregano


Meatballs
1 lb Beef, ground
1/2 lg Pork, ground
1 c Cheese, Parmesan; grated
1 c Milk
1 Egg
1 c Breadcrumbs, soft
1/2 c Parsley; chopped
1 Garlic clove; minced
2 ts Salt
1/4 ts Pepper
1/2 ts Oregano
1/4 c Butter


Sauce: Heat olive oil in large Dutch oven or frying pan. Add onion, green pepper, and garlic; cook slowly until onion is transparent. Blend in remaining sauce ingredients. Cover and simmer gently over very low heat for 30 minutes. While sauce is cooking, prepare meatballs.


Meatballs: Combine all ingredients except butter and mix well. Shape meat mixture into 24 balls about 1 to 2 inches in diameter. Melt butter in large frying pan. Brown meatballs slowly in butter over low heat. Place browned balls in hot cooked sauce; cover and cook an additional 30 minutes. Serve sauce over hot cooked and salted spaghetti or plain as an entree.


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