Ingredients For the Sauce: 3 cans tomato sauce 2 cans tomato paste 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
For the Meatballs: 1 1/2 lb ground beef 1 large egg, beaten 1/3 cup cornflake crumbs 1/4 teaspoon each ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, ground allspice Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Directions: To make the sauce, in a large sauté pan, stir together the tomato sauce and paste, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, allspice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place over medium heat and bring to a gentle simmer.
Meanwhile, make the meatballs: In a large bowl, combine the beef, egg, cornflake crumbs, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and mix thoroughly with your hands. Dampen your hands and form he mixture into balls, using 1-2 teaspoons for each ball. As the balls are formed, add them to the sauce.
When all the meatballs are in the sauce, stir once, cover, and simmer gently for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes and adjusting the heat if needed to prevent scorching. The dish is ready when the sauce is thick and the meatballs are tender. Serve right away.