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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Meatloaf is NOT Sexy - Polpettone non e' Sexy

It does not photograph well.  Who said?  I for one, think meatloaf is VERY sexy.
Meatloaf with dandelions
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1/2 lb. pork *
1 lb. beef*
2 cups day old bread crumbled     
2 chopped tomatoes
1 red medium onion, chopped
1 yellow medium onion, chopped
2 red chilies
2 green peppers
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste

* 2 lb. chopped turkey may be substituted

In a medium saute pan, over medium-low heat, add the olive oil and cook the onions and peppers until translucent, but not browned, approximately 15 minutes.  Add salt and pepper. Allow to cool to room temperature.

Combine the ground meat, bread crumbs, chopped tomatoes, parsley, egg, and onion and pepper mixture in a large bowl. Mix well and shape into a rectangular loaf on an ungreased sheet pan. 


Bake for 1 hour in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees until the meatloaf is cooked through. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Meatloaf cooked - nicely browned and very moist

Once out of the oven let the meatloaf rest for 15 minutes.  This should make it easier to slice.  When slicing cut a generous slice.