Anna's "Polpettone".... Layered Meatloaf
With the arrival autumn and the cooler weather, we search out comforting food. To get away from pasta dishes, meatloaf seemed like an appetizing alternative. Although it wasn't a regular dish on my parent's table, meatloaf, "polpettone" (large meatball) does originate from the basic meatball recipe. This is my take on meatloaf with an Italian twist, a mix of veal, pork, and beef stuffed with tasty layers of tomatoes and spinach, zucchini, caramelized onion and mushrooms. The golden brown topping of panko breadcrumbs with Parmigiana Reggiano, parsley, garlic,and extra virgin olive oil seals in all the meat's juices and provides a crunch to every bite. I hope you enjoy !