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Rolled Meat Loaf (Polpettone)

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  Lean ground beef 1 Kilogram (2 Pound)
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ham slice 4
  Mashed potatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Mozzarella cheese 125 Gram, sliced (0.25 Pound)
  Olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Tomato paste 250 Gram (1 Cup)
  Water 250 Milliliter (1 Cup)
  Bay leaf 1

Mix together the meat, parsley, salt and pepper.
Turn meat mixture onto a floured board and flatten meat out to a rectangular shape.
Put ham slices on the meat, then spread on the mashed potatoes and lay the slices of Mozzarella on top.
Roll up like a jelly roll and press edges closed.
Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large frypan.
Place meat loaf in pan and pour remaining oil over the meat.
Cover frypan and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Mix tomato paste with the water and bay leaf.
Pour over the meat, cover and simmer for about one hour.
Remove loaf from frypan and allow to stand for about ten minutes before slicing.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 924 Calories from Fat 397

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 45 g68.9%

Saturated Fat 14.8 g74%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 186.2 mg62.1%

Sodium 1160.9 mg48.4%

Total Carbohydrates 60 g20%

Dietary Fiber 7.8 g31.2%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 72 g143.6%

Vitamin A 36.3% Vitamin C 76.6%

Calcium 19.7% Iron 41.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Rolled Meat Loaf (Polpettone) Recipe