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Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
1 cup water
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp parsley
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

1.5 lbs lean ground beef
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 Tbsp tomato paste
2 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 Tbsp parsley
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/4 cup water
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Preheat oven at 400 degrees.  Mix eggs and tomato paste.  Add water, basil, oregano, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper.  Mix in beef, breadcrumbs, and Parmesan cheese using your hands.  Shape into balls, about 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter.  Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees or saute until brown on all around.

Heat olive oil in a stock pot over medium heat.  Saute onion and garlic until translucent (about 5 minutes).  Add in remaining 9 ingredients, mix well, simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Add meatballs to sauce for the last 30 minutes.

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