Make Grandmas Sauce: Place the pointed end of the 12-15 cloves and pierce into peeled whole onion so that you have a "studded onion". Next put 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauce pan on medium heat and then place whole clove studded onion in oil and brown over medium meat for about 5 minutes until the flavors are infused into the oil. Remove whole onion. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute until golden brown. Then add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, red wine, sugar, salt, pepper and basil. Turn down the heat to low simmer and cook nice and slow for about and hour. If sauce consistency is too thick then add more wine or water and if sauce is too thin then add more paste to suite your preference. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Set Aside.
Made Grandma's Homemade Meatballs: Preheat oven to 350 F (176 C). Place the ground meats, both breadcrumbs, parsley, Parmesan, salt, pepper, nutmeg, egg (or tofu if egg allergies), and ¾ cup chicken broth in a bowl. Combine very lightly with a fork. Using your hands, lightly form the mixture into 2-inch meatballs. You will have 14 to 16 meatballs. (My youngest teenager came up with this great idea to stuff each meatball in the center with a cube of mozzarella before baking and it is delicious) Lightly spray a baking sheet and place meatballs a few inches apart and bake in oven for about 7 minutes just until they are slightly golden on the outside but still pink in the middle. Place the meatballs in the grandma sauce over a simmer and cook them the rest of the way in the sauce about another 7-8 minutes until they are cooked through and deliciously tender.
Cook spaghetti noodles in boiling water until adente and serve with Grandma's homemade tomato sauce and meatballs and grate parmesean cheese on top and serve with crusty bread. Enjoy!
Don't throw away your clove studded onion. Remove the cloves and add to any of your next favorite dishes that need a chopped onion.