Sicillian Meat Balls

Almonds and pinenuts make these meat balls rich and delectable. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Sicillian Meat Balls
Main Ingredients Mutton Mince, Almonds
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course Mutton
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Sicillian Meat Balls

  • 250 grams Mutton Mince
  • 15-20 Almonds
  • 2 tablespoons Pine nuts(chilgoza)
  • 8-10 cloves Garlic
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon powder
  • 1 Egg
  • 100 grams Parmesan cheese shavings
  • 2 tablespoons Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 4 tablespoons Oil
  • 2 bottles Arrabiata sauce (190 gms each)


  1. Put almonds, pinenuts and garlic cloves in a chopper. Add minced mutton, salt and cinnamon powder and process till well blended.
  2. Break egg and add and process for some more time. Add parmesan cheese and continue to process. Add raisins and process some more.
  3. Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl, add milk and mix well. Add mince mixture and mix well. Keep this mixture in the refrigerator for about ½ hour.
  4. Heat oil in a non stick pan. Dampen your hands, and divide the mince mixture into equal portion. Shape each portion into lemon sized balls and put them in the pan. Cook on high heat, turning sides, for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Lower heat, cover and cook. When the meat balls are half done, add arabiata sauce mix gently. Cover and cook, on medium heat, for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2650 kcal
Carbohydrates 128.6 gm
Protein 107.4 gm
Fat 241.2 gm