Heat oven to
500F (260C). Grease a 9-inch (23-cm) ring mould very well. Separate the
onion slices into rings and spread them evenly in the bottom of the ring
mould. Cover the mould with aluminum foil and put in oven for 10
minutes. Heat oil in large heavy skillet while onions are cooking. Add
ground beef and cook, stirring often, until meat has lost all its pink
color and is lightly browned. Remove from heat.
cream and eggs together lightly with a fork to blend. Stir in onion soup
mix, nutmeg and bread crumbs. Add browned beef and blend well. Remove
ring mould from oven and discard aluminum foil. Pack meat mixture into
mould on top of onions. Return pan to oven and bake 15 minutes. Turn on
broiler and continue cooking 5 minutes more or until well browned on
top. Drain off any juices in pan and unmould meat loaf on serving
platter. Fill centre with hot mixed vegetables. Serve immediately.