1.5 lb ground beef
1 lb bulk sausage meat (we suggest our sage and onion)
4 cups soft breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper (fresh cracked)
1 teaspoon thyme
¼ teaspoon sage
2 egg, lighten beaten
2/3 cup milk
3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 ½ cup hot water or beef stock
1 ½ cup white vinegar
Combine meats, breadcrumbs, spices, egg and milk. Mix well.
Shape mixture into 1-inch balls (wet hands with cold water if mixture sticks to them).
Put meatballs in a single layer on a greased baking sheet. Put in preheated oven (375 degrees) for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Reduce oven temp to 350 degrees. Combine rest of the ingredients and pour over browned meatballs (you will want to transfer to a Dutch oven). Bake for an additional 60 minutes, basting often. At the end of cooking we like to thicken the sauce with cornstarch. Excellent served with rice.