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A heat-cured Italian sausage usually made of ground pork and cubes of pork fat and flavored with wine and spices.

[Italian, feminine diminutive of murtato, seasoned with myrtle berries, from Latin myrtātus, murtātus, from myrtus, myrta, myrtle; see myrtle.]
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a type of smooth-textured Italian pork sausage containing pieces of fat, usually eaten thinly sliced and cold
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(ˌmɔr təˈdɛl ə)

n., pl. -las.
a large Italian sausage of pork, beef, and pork fat, seasoned with garlic and pepper, cooked, and smoked.
[1605–15; < Italian < Latin murtāt(um) sausage seasoned with myrtle + -ella diminutive suffix]
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[ˌmɔːtəˈdelə] Nmortadela f
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The affected sausage was labeled as Mortadella Classica, but it actually may contain Mortadella Pistachio sausage products.
"Mortadella is the Cadillac of bolognas," Domingo tells me as he builds finger-food sandwiches in the kitchen.
Gatto di patate: Originating from Naples, Italy, the Gatto di patate served at Elon University in Elon, N.C., incorporates mortadella and mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
Fillings include The New York Giant (salt beef with pickles and American mustard) and The Italian (Mortadella ham, salami, mozzarella, tomato, pesto mayonnaise and leaves).
They regularly receive five star ratings on TripAdvisor and their menu boasts a wide selection of pizzas, including mortadella & pistachio, Rustica (with French fries on top) and two types of calzone.
For the meatloaf: 450g minced pork 450g minced beef Two eggs, lightly beaten 150g fresh white breadcrumbs 150ml whole milk Half a nutmeg, grated The grated zest of one lemon Maldon salt and freshly-ground black pepper For the filling: Three eggs, lightly beaten Maldon salt and freshly-ground black pepper A little butter Four large red peppers 50g pitted green olives 50g grated Reggiano parmesan Four thin slices of Mortadella For the broth: Two carrots, thickly sliced One large onion, thickly sliced One leek, thickly sliced One bulb of fennel, thickly sliced Six garlic cloves, peeled Approx.
According to the circular, processed meats such as sausages, mortadella, pastrami and instant noodles were banned due to the high content level of saturated fat, sodium, monosodium and artificial flavours.
Those sandwiches join the Fireball (meatballs, chili, hot peppers and melted cheddar), Sicilian (salami, pepperoni, capicola, mortadella, meatballs, mushrooms, marinara and provolone), Lucky 7 (ham, turkey, Angus roast beef, salami, pepperoni, capicola and mortadella with melted provolone), Calicado (avocado, cucumber, turkey and melted cheddar), Wrecking Ball (ham, turkey, Angus roast beef, salami, meatballs, marinara and provolone) and Monkey Business (peanut butter, Nueske's bacon and sliced bananas).
Our suggested selection includes salami, mortadella, ham, cheddar cheese, brie, manchego, gouda, goat cheese, olives, pickles, cherry tomatoes, assorted nuts, square and round crackers, bread sticks, truffle honey and flavored jam.
The mortadella sandwich is simple but perfect, highlighting the creamy texture and nutty flavor of the iconic Bologna product.
The other high quality range of beef products under the Khayrat range include Beef Chapli Kebabs, Beef Meat Balls, Beef Franks, Meatballs, Tender Beef Cubes, Beef Burgers, and Beef Mortadella to name a few.