Serves 4

1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 lb (500g) lean ground (minced) beef
1/3 cup tomato sauce
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 lbs (750g) potatoes, mashed with 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk

Combine breadcrumbs, onion, Parmesan cheese, basil, eggs, garlic, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mince, salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix well.

In a shallow baking pan, shape mixture into a loaf shape. Bake in a preheated 350 F. (180C) oven for a half hour until the meatloaf is browned all over.

Spoon mashed potato over top and sides of meatloaf to cover completely. Bake a further half hour to complete cooking and brown the potato topping.