My husband overwhelmingly prefers my cooking to his Mother's, but this is one recipe I got from her that is still a big favorite for both him and our son. I adjusted the amounts a bit to make a bit more sauce, but it's basically her original recipe. It's on the sweet side, but you can adjust flavorings to suit your family's tastes. I sometimes add a bit of crushed red pepper to add some kick. Don't let the amount of ketchup scare you! It does not taste ketchupy - just rich and flavorful. The meatballs still taste good even if you want to stretch them by adding a bit more oats or bread. Note: In response to reviews, I have posted an alternative method of browning the meatballs in the oven.