saute: a big onion diced, 2- diced stalks of celery, 1-2 carrots diced, cook in olive oil squash a big clove of garlic and add to the veggies above and remove once the veggies are soft. Add a small can of tomato paste to the veggies and cook together until you can smell the tomato paste. brown: ground beef, big 1-2 inch chunks of sirloin 2 lbs, 1-2 inch chunks of pork 1-2 lbs, and a pkg of Italian hot sausage.... make meatballs from ground beef and ground pork, parsley, parmigiana reggiano cheese grated, an egg and bread crumbs, mix well, form in to balls and brown them on all sides. (if you are fond of garlic, take the saute garlic that you took out of the veggies and mince and add to the meatball mixture. add all the different meats to the tomato paste and veggies and stir. Add: canned plum whole tomatoes and break them apart, 4 big cans and another can or two of diced tomatoes or tomato puree. Stir, add a cup of water.... cook for 3 hours, on low, stirring frequently. all i can say is yummy!