Meat loaf, like shepherd’s pie, is true comfort food and deserves a revival. Of the many versions I have experimented with, this one is my favourite. It is rich in flavour and oozing with tangy cheese.
Heat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4 and butter a 1 kg loaf tin. Put the mince into a large bowl. Peel the onion. Chop the onion, bacon and mushrooms finely and add to the mince. Stir in the breadcrumbs, oregano and 3tablespoons tomato ketchup. Whisk 1 egg and stir thoroughly into the mixture, then season