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2/3 cup fresh breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons milk
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 large egg
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 pound sweet Italian sausages, casings removed
1/2 lb. ground beef
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
2 tablespoons dried currants
1 pound spaghetti
For Sauce: Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-low
onion; saute until golden, about 10 minutes. Add garlic; stir 1
minute. Add sherry and stir 30 seconds. Add tomatoes with juices,
Romano cheese, and 2 tablespoons basil; bring to boil. Reduce heat;
simmer until sauce thickens, breaking up tomatoes with fork, about
1 hour. Mix in 2 tablespoons basil. Season with salt and pepper.
Set sauce aside.
For Meatballs: Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly oil
baking sheet. Mix
crumbs and milk in medium bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Mix in Parmesan,
onion, basil, egg, garlic and pepper. Add sausage, ground beef, pine
nuts and currants; blend well. Using wet hands, form mixture into
1 1/4-inch balls. Place on baking sheet. Bake until meatballs are
light brown and cooked through, about 30 minutes. Add to sauce.
Cook spaghetti in large pot of boiling salted water
tender but still firm to bite. Drain. Mound in dish. Bring sauce
and meatballs to simmer. Spoon over spaghetti.