I already came up with one recipe for ricotta meatballs but I substituted hot Italian sausage for ground pork this time for a different taste.
1 lb ground beef, extra lean
1 lb hot Italian sausage
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1 large egg slightly beaten
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Mix all of the ingredients together until completely blended. I fried them in a light olive oil in a pan that I had used to heat my onions and garlic in for my sauce and then I let them finish cooking in my favorite pasta sauce.
Serve on your favorite pasta and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese