Italian Meatloaf Recipe

Looking for an easy Italian Meatloaf recipe? Learn how to make Italian Meatloaf using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by archiemorris

Makes 10 servings



Is there such a thing as Italian meat loaf? Yes, but not cloaked in ketchup, oozing cheddar cheese and accompanied by mashed potatoes. Italian meat loaf (polpettone) means meat roll or meat ball and recipes vary by region. In Emilia Romagna ground beef, pancetta, cinnamon and nutmeg are typical ingredients. While in Tuscany, ground veal, carrots and onions are frequent ingredients and in Rome, lamb, eggs, white wine and celery are popular. My mother insisted that beef, veal and pork gave the best flavor, and I have taken a little liberty with her recipe and started my own meat loaf tradition. SERVES 8

Recipe Ingredients for Italian Meatloaf

1 pound Beef, Ground, 95% Lean Meat / 5% Fat, Crumbles
1 pound ground pork
2 medium baking potatoes, cooked, peeled and riced
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 4/5 g Salt Substitute
1/4 cup minced parsley
1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano Grating Cheese
1 cup grated carrots6 thin slices prosciutto di Parma or boiled ham
1 cup Asiago Aged Grating Cheese
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup chicken broth

Recipe Directions for Italian Meatloaf

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

  2. In a bowl combine the beef, pork, potatoes, eggs, garlic, salt, parsley, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and carrots. Do not over mix or the texture will be tough.

  3. Transfer the mixture to a large sheet of parchment paper and flatten the meat into a 14 x 10 inch rectangle with wet hands or lay a sheet of wax paper over the meat and flatten with a rolling pin.

  4. Transfer the meat to a rimmed baking sheet.Lay the prosciutto slices over the surface of the meat and sprinkle the Asiago cheese evenly over the top.

  5. Starting at the shortest side, roll the meat up like a jelly roll, using the parchment paper as a guide, and shape it into a loaf. Be sure no cheese or ham is exposed at the ends.

  6. Bake for 35 minutes.

  7. Combine the wine and broth and slowly pour in the pan along the sides. Return the meat to the oven and continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 155-160F.

  8. Use a large metal spatula to transfer the meat to a serving platter. Slice crosswise into thick slices and serve with some of the pan juices.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 184.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
292
Calories from Fat
104
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.6g
18%
Saturated Fat
5.7g
29%
Trans Fat
0.1g
Cholesterol
128mg
43%
Sodium
346mg
14%
Potassium
906mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
8.5g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1.0g
4%
Sugars
0.6g
Protein
35.1g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 20% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Contains alcohol
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