Why we haven't cooked this until now we don't know. It's brilliant! Requested by you guys and made with your help. A combination of pork and beef cooked in a casing of bacon with the flavours of apple, walnut and blue cheese makes this a dish to be proud of. You'll be wanting to make this asap, especially when you see us serve it with a walnut cream sauce!
Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
Place the two eggs into a pan of salted boiling water and boil for 8 minutes. Cool the cooked eggs in cold water for 5-6 minutes and then peel.
Peel and dice the onion and mince the garlic. Grab a large bowl and chuck in the onions and garlic, followed by the beef, pork, bread, Parmesan, egg, mustard, apple sauce, half the walnuts, blue cheese and most of the parsley (save some for serving). Mix all of the ingredients up and season well.
Line a loaf tin with the bacon strips so each slice just overlaps the last. Press half of the meatloaf mixture into the tin, lay in the eggs, then filling it to the top with the rest of the minced meat. Wrap any excess bacon over the top of the meat. Place in the oven for 1 hour.
Heat the olive oil in an ovenproof frying pan and add the diced shallot and garlic. Fry until the onions soften then dump in the rest of the walnuts and cream. Season and let it bubble away for 2 minutes, then season with salt and pepper and finish with freshly chopped parsley.
Turn the meatloaf out onto a baking tray and return to the oven for a couple of minutes at the oven’s highest temperature to crisp up the bacon. Serve whilst piping hot, with a little of the walnut cream sauce and plenty of mashed potatoes! Serves 6