Potato Meatloaf with Cherry Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers and Celery

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Potatoes, breadcrumbs and eggs help bind this flavorful meatloaf, made from ground beef and finely chopped mortadella. It's seasoned with Parmesan and nutmeg. Covered in white wine and sealed before baking. During the last 15 minutes of cooking, the foil is removed so it can brown, and tomatoes, peppers and celery are added to the dish. If you have happen to have leftovers, turn them into a sandwich by suffing the meat between slices of crusty bread.


  • 150 grams dried breadcrumbs (soaked in milk)
  • 400 grams ground beef (pork, or veal, or a mixture of all 3)
  • 50 grams mortadella (finely chopped)
  • 5 potatoes (medium, boiled and mashed)
  • 50 grams grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ground nutmeg
  • chopped parsley
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 ounces white wine
  • 5 cherry tomatoes (vine ripened, chopped)
  • 4 sweet peppers (sliced into rounds)
  • 1/2 celery stalk (sliced finely)


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C.
  2. Combine the ground meat in a bowl with the mashed potatoes, mortadella, breadcrumbs with the milk, parmesan cheese, eggs, and the nutmeg.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper and shape the meatloaf.
  4. Grease a baking dish with oil, place the meatloaf inside, and pour the white wine over it.
  5. Bake the meatloaf for approximately 50 minutes, turning it over often. Keep the meatloaf covered with aluminum foil for the first 40 minutes, then remove the aluminum foil so it can become crispy.
  6. Add the tomatoes, peppers, celery, some oil, and salt and pepper during the last 15 minutes in the oven.
  7. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and serve.
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Kaye T. 7 Jun 2015
In this recipe, the mashed potatoes are in the meatloaf instead of on the side and this gives the meat a moist texture. You could also marble the potatoes into the meat for a more interesting appearance, The dish is finished with fresh tomatoes, celery and olive oil in the last 15 minutes of cooking, which allows the tomatoes to break and sweeten.