2 tbsp oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
450g/1lb/2 cups minced (ground) beef
50g/2oz/1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
2 tbsp grated Parmesam
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp mustard
1 medium (US large) egg, beaten
salt and ground black pepper
1 Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Grease and base line a 450g/1lb loaf tin.
2 Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes until softened. Add the paprika and cook for 1 minute. Turn the mixture into a large bowl.
3 Add the minced beef, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, parsley, tomato paste, mustard, beaten egg and seasoning. Stir until evenly mixed. Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf tin, level the surface and cover tightly with foil.
4 Stand the loaf tin in a roasting pan and pour in water around it to a depth of 2.5cm/1in. Cook in the oven for 1½ hours.
5 Turn out, cut into slices and serve hot or cold.