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Sicilian Meatballs


2/3 cup fresh breadcrumbs

1/2 cup milk

1/3 cup fresh grated Pecorino cheese with black peppercorns

1/4 cup finely diced onion

3 tablespoons minced parsley

1 large egg

1 clove garlic minced

Salt to taste

1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper

1/2 pound ground pork sausage

1/2 pound ground veal

2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

3 tablespoons currants or chopped raisins


Preheat oven to 350F

 Lightly oil a baking sheet.

 In a bowl soak the breadcrumbs in the milk; let stand a couple of minutes. Mix in all remaining ingredients in order given and combine well

 Wet your hands and form mixture into meatballs then flatten slightly so they are disk shaped. Place them on the baking sheet and cook until nicely browned; internal temp of 155F

 Serve on bed of tomato sauce or just plain as a second course.

Program 1812  Recipe courtesy of Mary Ann Esposito


  1. Irene's avatar


    Add a pound of ground beef and you have a fabulous meatloaf!
  2. mj's avatar


    ground oats for the bread for gluten free version.
  3. Barbara Johnson's avatar

    Barbara Johnson

    Use actual bread to make the bread crumbs, not the can stuff.

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