- 50g fresh white breadcrumbs
- 4 tbsp finely grated parmesan
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- 500g pack lean minced beef
- 1 onion, finely chopped
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- 100g pancetta, chopped
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- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1 egg, beaten
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- 1 tsp tomato purée
Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Line the long sides and base of a 2lb loaf tin with double thickness baking parchment. Mix 2 tbsp each of the breadcrumbs and Parmesan in a small bowl and set aside. Tip all the remaining ingredients into a large bowl with a good shake of salt and pepper and mix well – hands are the best for this job.
Press the mixture into the loaf tin and sprinkle with the reserved crumb mix. Bake for 40-45 mins until the top is golden and crunchy. If the top does not colour in the oven, pop the tin under the grill and brown the top for 5 mins. Cool in the tin for 5 mins, then lift out using the parchment and put on a board. Slice and serve with potatoes and green beans.