An Italian friend of mine had an Italian restaurant and used this recipe for over 30 years. When he retired, he graciously consented to passing it on to me. I will share it with you. It is excellent as meatballs, in spaghetti sauce, hamburger patties, or on pizza. This Recipe was prized by him and revered by many. We are lucky to have gotten this Recipe.
Sausage and White Bean Soup altered this a little, used 2 cans of Great Northern beans, Fire Roasted diced tomatoes and about 1 tsp. of Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning blend. Deleted the garlic. Everything else as the recipe calls for.
Million Dollar Pasta Bake [make this with the sour cream and provolone layer in the middle, like the million dollar mac and cheese recipe. add more beef, use less pasta, add some zucchini instead, add pork or sausage]