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This American-Italian meatloaf is the Godfather of comfort food. At this time of year, you should serve it hot with mashed potato.


  • 400g (14 oz) beef mince

  • 400g (14 oz) pork mince

  • 4 slices of cooked ham

  • 200g (7 oz) grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 eggs

  • 4 boiled eggs, peeled

  • 1 carrot. peeled and finely chopped

  • 2 celery sticks, washed and finely chopped

  • 3tbls flat-leaf parsley chopped

  • 1 glass full fat milk

  • 1 glass dry white wine

  • 50g (1 ¾ oz) sliced white bread, crust removed

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1.

    In a large bowl place the carrots, celery, parsley, the uncooked eggs, Parmesan cheese, extra virgin olive oil and meats.

  • 2.

    Season with salt and pepper and, with the help of your hands, mix well until all the ingredients are combined.

  • 3.

    Soak the bread dough in the milk, drain and mix well with the meat mixture.

  • 4.

    Cover the bottom of a baking tray with a sheet of baking paper, place half of the meat mixture on top and flatten with your hands.

  • 5.

    Place the 4 cooked eggs evenly in the middle of the mixture then cover with the remaining meat.

  • 6.

    With the help of your hands mould the meatloaf into an oval shape, cover with cling film and allow to rest in the fridge for half an hour before cooking.

  • 7.

    Take out of the fridge, bring to a room temperature and remove the cling film. 

  • 8.

    Cook in a pre-heated oven of 160º for approx. 1 and ½ hours.

  • 9.

    20 minutes before ready, place 4 slices of ham on top and pour the glass of white wine over allowing the flavors to be absorbed.

  • 10.

    Once ready, allow the meatloaf to slightly cool down before you slice it and serve with a fresh salad of your choice.

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