1large Italian sausage (casing removed and chopped)(100 grams)
1/2cupfreshly grated parmesan cheese(50 grams)
2tablespoonschopped fresh parsley
FOR THE TOMATO SAUCE
14ouncesPeeled Tomatoes (Roma / San Marzano-1 can)(400 grams)
1-2dasheshot pepper flakes if desired
1/4 - 1/2cupfreshly grated Parmesan Cheese
Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C). Drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil on a oven save skillet or pan (10 inches / 25 cm).
FOR THE MEATBALLS
In a small bowl add the milk and bread (crust removed) let soak, then squeeze out excess moisture and crumble.
In a large bowl add the ground beef, sausage, crumbled bread, parmesan, parsley, egg, salt, pepper and garlic, gently combine. (do not over mix). Form into 7-8 meatballs.
FOR THE SAUCE
In a medium bowl add the tomatoes (chop coarsely) then add the garlic, oregano, basil, olive oil, salt, hot pepper flakes and water, combine with a fork.
Pour the sauce on the bottom of the pan, place meatballs on top. Sprinkle with half the parmesan cheese and fresh thyme. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese and serve immediately