Checkered Past's Italian mix AWESOME Meatballs! .5 pound 80/20 ground beef .5 pound ground pork shoulder .25 cup Progresso brand Italian style breadcrumbs 1 egg .25 cup water 1.5 tablespoons Checkered Pasts Ital Sausage mix Mix all thoroughly Form balls to desired size and brown completely in a skillet. toss in your simmering sauce to finish cooking. Mmm!