The best way to peel fresh tomatoes is to get a pot of water on to boil, drop the tomatoes in the boiling water for about 1 minutes, remove and place in a ice bath to stop the cooking. Lift them out and you will be able to easily remove the peel. Core the tomatoes and chop and set aside. In a skillet with deep sides, add a bit of olive oil and saute your onion until it gets soft, about 8 minutes, then add the garlic and let it blend with the onion for about a minute. Add the tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, wine, brown sugar, oregano and crushed red pepper. Simmer on a med low heat stirring occasionally. When you take the meatballs out of the oven add them to the sauce and continue to simmer for another hour until everything is cooked through and the flavors have combined. 5 minutes before serving add your fresh basil.