Polpettone alle olive
Italian meatloaf with green olives
Ingredients: (for about 6 people)
250 g ground pork
250 g ground beef
90 g green olives, pitted
40 g capers
50 g grated parmesan cheese
2 table spoons dry bread crumbs
2 table spoons of chopped flat leaf parsley
extra-virgin olive oil
Preheat your oven at 190°C.
Thinly chop the parsley and the capers.
Keep 14 olives on the side, to decorate the top of the meatloaf and chop the rest of the olives.
In a large bowl, combine the ground meats, eggs, chopped olives, parsley, parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Once the ingredients are well stirred together, shape the mixture into the shape of a ball.
Add flower to your meat ball and delicately shape it into a long rectangular meatloaf.
Add the olives by pressing them gently into your meatloaf.
Heat 4 table spoons of olive oil in a non stick pan.
Add your meatloaf and let it color on every side.
Once the meat is colored on each side transfer it to a greased oven platter and cover it with aluminum foil.
Put your meatloaf in the preheated oven and cook for 40 minutes.
Slice your meatloaf and serve.