Polpettone al Forno as it’s known in Italy or Baked Meatloaf with Spicy Tomato Sauce, is a classic Trattoria dish. Rich and full of meaty flavor, topped with a nice spicy sauce. This is not your everyday meatloaf, nope this one has loads of richness and flavor. So read on and see what makes it different as well as such a huge crowd pleaser.
The posting today is based on the “Polpettone al Forno” recipe in “Trattoria Cooking” by Biba Caggiano. This cookbook was game changer for me. Prior to my wife introducing me to the book, my Italian cooking experience was limited. But Biba’s book launched me into a whole new culinary experience that’s still the bases for who I am as a chef today….