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Nonna brought this recipe with her when she came to this country from Italy. She passed it on to my mom who taught me and my brothers. I’m happy to share it with you.
Cover bottom of large dutch oven or equivalent with olive oil. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic and Italian sausage (remove from casing, if desired). Cook over medium heat until onions are transparent.
Add remainder of ingredients and stir over medium heat. Once you reach a boil, lower heat to simmer and cover for approximately 2 hours.
Mix all ingredients together. Form meatballs with wet hands (wet every 4-5 meatballs). Add to simmering sauce. Cook for 2 hours covered. Taste to correct seasoning.
Serve with your favorite pasta.