Filippo's Favorite Sicilian Meatballs

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 35 min

Servings: 8


  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 lb ground pork
  • 3 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino cheese with black peppercorns, grated
  • 1/2 cup raisins, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • 3 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • Grated zest of 1 large lemon
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup Filippo Berio Delicato Extra Virgin Olive Oil


    • Combine bread crumbs and milk in small bowl; let stand until bread crumbs are well moistened. Mix in pork, eggs, Pecorino cheese, raisins, pistachios, parsley, lemon zest and garlic; season with salt. Form into 8 slightly flattened meatballs.
    • Heat olive oil over medium heat; cook meatballs, turning once and browning well on both sides for about 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160°F.