Grandma's Meatballs (or Meatloaf)

This is Grandma’s recipe, sent to me by Aunt Caroline and Uncle Doug in 2002. Aunt Caroline indicated that this can be made into meatballs or an “outstanding” meatloaf. Uncle Doug said he “dearly loves the cold meatloaf sandwiches”. He rarely misses the opportunity to add in his wonderful comments when food is concerned!

2 lbs. Ground Beef & ¾ lb. Ground Pork
4 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
¾ Cup Parsley, Chopped
¾ Cup Raisins & ½ Cup Pignoli Nuts
½ Tsp. Pepper & 1 ½ Tsp. Salt
2 Cups White Bread, Torn into Pieces 1” or Less
2 Eggs
4 oz. Tomato Sauce
½ Cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated

Mix all of the ingredients together. Shape into 2 meatloaves or into individual meatballs. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. On a baking sheet, lined with aluminum foil and greased, place the meat mixture. If you are cooking meatballs, bake for approx. 15 minutes, turn the meatballs over, and bake an additional 15 minutes. If you are making meatloaf, bake for approx. 1 hour, or until cooked through, depending upon the size of the meatloaf. Serve warm….unless you are making this for Uncle Doug….then serve cold!