**Disclaimer**: As with all good recipes handed down, I don't really have a lot of exact measurements, so I'll try my best to quantify all of the ingredients appropriately.
1 lb ground beef (I use 93% lean)
1 small onion, diced
- garlic powder
red pepper flakes
1 slice of bread (I usually use Arnold brand Health Nut, but any type will work)
1 tablespoon parmigiano reggiano cheese
Add all ingredients to a large bowl except bread. Take the slice of bread and wet it, then tear it into pieces and add it to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Mix all ingredients well, making sure there aren't any large pieces of bread clumped together in the bowl anywhere (using your hands is definitely recommended!!). Form into balls (I usually make mine about the size of a quarter) and fry in olive oil on the stove. Serve with pasta and homemade gravy.