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Meat Loaf (or beef galantine)

500g minced beef (lean Aberdeen Angus is good)
250g sausage meat
1 large shallot (chopped)
1 egg mixed with 60ml of milk
1 pinch of mixed herbs
1 crushed biscotte (or bread crumbs)
A handful of grated cheddar
For a beef galantine, you would also need 2 hard-boiled eggs which get cooked in the middle of the meat loaf

Mix the beef, sausage meat, shallot,herbs, egg and milk to form a smooth paste
Grease a loaf tin or deep ovenproof dish, sprinkle with the breadcrumbs.
Place ½ of the meat moisture in, sprinkle with cheese (slices of chorizo would be nice as well!), add the rest of the meat. 
Cover with a greased piece of foil. Stand the dish in a larger dish filled with water . Cook in a moderate oven (160C for fan oven) for about 1 ½ hr . 
Serve with gravy (or baked beans!) and vegetables.