i meant to make burgers but the meat was frozen & i overcooked it in hot water trying to thaw it. so it partially cooked, making it impossible to form into a patty. i made the best out of it & decided to turn it into a meatloaf. puttanesca, i am told from an italian friend, means

whore

or more eloquently put

like a prostitute.

here’s what i did & what i used

ingredients

4 slices good smoked bacon fried to medium
2 lbs. organic ground chuck
2 T. hot giardinera
5 cloves garlic
one small onion fine chopped
2 eggs
1 bunch cilantro chopped
1 jar puttanesca sauce
long french baguette
butter
fresh mozzarella

in a bowl combine everything up to the baguette. save half of the puttanesca. chop up 3 inches into little slices & add to the mixture. put in a loaf pan & bake at 350 for 45 minutes covered. uncover & cook another 15. heat the puttanesca. butter & toast the baguette any size you want. put sliced mozzarella on bottom. slice & place loaf. bathe in more warm puttanesca. top with other half of baguette.

really great!

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