~~LAYERED MEAT LOAF~~
2 pounds ground chuck
1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 pound ground veal
1/2 cup stale bread, soaked in bread, squeezed and torn into bits
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Salt, freshly ground black pepper and cayenne to taste
1/2 pound fresh string beans, trimmed, blanched in hot water and
1 medium-size carrot, blanched in hot water and cut into long strips
6 large pitted green olives, halved
1 pound fresh spinach, washed, blanched in hot water and drained
1 tablespoon pignoli nuts (pine nuts)
2 tablespoons butter
1 (8-ounce) can peeled plum tomatoes
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the meats in a mixing bowl with
the bread, cheese, eggs, salt, black pepper and cayenne. Mix well. Line
the bottom of a 9x5-inch baking pan with waxed or parchment paper oiled
on both sides. Place one-third of the meat mixture on the paper and
flatten it out. Place the string beans over the meat and arrange the
carrots and olives on the beans. Cover the vegetables with another third of
the meat. Place the spinach in the center of the meat and sprinkle with
Cover the spinach with the rest of the meat and pinch the edges of meat
together. Dot with the butter. Pour the tomatoes over the meat loaf.
Bake for one hour and 15 minutes or until the juices run clear. Remove
from the oven and turn it upside down on a serving platter. Serve hot.
Makes 8 servings.
Use a potato masher to mix meat loaf. Saves the mess on your hands.
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