Meat loaf with blue cheese filling

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Orchards in the Oasis: Recipes, travel and memories

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 2010

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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.


  • 450 g lean beef or lamb mince
  • 1 small-medium onion
  • 100 g


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 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup. Whisk 1 egg and stir thoroughly into the mixture, then season