Heat olive oil in large sauce pan, add onions saute 3 min, and garlic saute another 3 min, add pepper flakes if desired. Add broken pieces of sausage, cook thoroughly. Add the 3 cans of tomatoes and fresh basil. Let simmer.
Put breadcrumbs, cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder in a bowl mix well. Add 3 lbs of meatball meat 1/4 lb at a time mix in breadcrumbs until all meat is used up, then add the 2 eggs and mix well. Make the meat balls and place them on a cookie sheet with whole sausage cook in oven at 350 degrees. Cook 12-15 min turn and then cook an additional 5-6 min. Add meatballs to sauce and let simmer for at least 1 hr.
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