"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup ground beef 1 onion 3 stalks celery 1 green pepper 1 bay leaf 1 clove garlic minced 12 slices white bread 2 cups chicken stock 2 eggs salt and pepper 1 tsp poultry seasoning
Sautee ground beef in oil for 5-10 minutes until brown. Chop onion, celery, and green pepper coarse and add to pan with 1 bay leaf and garlic. Sautee 5-10 more minutes. In a large bowl, mix bread torn into pieces,chicken stock, eggs, salt and pepper, and poultry seasoning. Add meat and veggies to bowl and mix well. Bake 30-40 minutes in a greased pan at 400º
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