300 grams of ground beef (about one pound), a clove of garlic (minced), one small onion, minced parsley, two full tablespoons of grated pecorino cheese (this is more pungent than parmesan cheese), 3 whole eggs, 500 grams (one pound) of ripe plum tomatoes, three tablespoons of bread crumbs, salt, pepper and basil (to your liking!), extravirgin olive oil.
In a large bowl, put together the meat with the cheese, bread crumbs, eggs, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Blend well. Form one inch balls. In a frying pan, add the olive oil (about ½ inch deep) and sautè the minced onion and basil. Add the meatballs until golden brown. Add the tomatoes, that have been previously strained, salt and pepper. Cover and let cook for about 20 minutes.
NOTE: Ground beef can be substituted with ground horse meat.