1. Heat oil in a large stockpot for 30 seconds. Add onion and saute for 3 minutes. Add 1 tbsp. basil, garlic, and oregano. Saute for 1 minute.
2. Add tomatoes, water, sugar, and salt. Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and add sausage and meatballs.
3. Simmer for 3 to 4 hours, stirring occasionally to make sure nothing sticks to the pot. Remove meats to a platter. Stir in remaining basil. Taste and add salt, if needed.
4. Serve over pasta, adding meats and topping with Parmesan, if desired.
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