Mamie's Best-Ever Meatloaf

Mamie's Best-ever Meatloaf

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Amy Alusa


This recipe comes from Mamie Robinson, deceased. Her recipes have been featured at "Homespun Restaurant", and I got it from my Chicken Soup for the Soul Cookbook (I lost it in a housefire yrs. ago and just got another. Contact me via JAP post ofc. for author, etc.). There was a note scribbled in the guestbook at the restaurant, a cafe much admired by movie stars on location for its hearty home-cooking. Said Paul Newman: "The best way to deal with the original Homespun Restaurant was to starve for a week and then go straight face down in the Meatloaf!" It IS the best ever!


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2 meatloaves
15 Min
1 Hr


  • 1 1/2 c
    dried mixed bread pieces (or croutons work well)
  • 1 c
    canned evaporated milk
  • 2 large
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1/2 lb
    ground sausage (breakfast bulk)
  • 1/2 c
    raw carrot, grated or finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    fresh parsley, chopped (i've used 1/2 c. dried when fresh is not available)
  • 1 Tbsp
    each: dried thyme, dried basil and italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper

  • 2 slice
  • 4 Tbsp

  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 can(s)
    (10 3/4 oz) beef consomme or beef broth

How to Make Mamie's Best-Ever Meatloaf


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, soak bread pieces in evaporated milk until soft and fluffy. Add eggw, ground beef, ground sausage, rew carrot and chopped fresh parsley. Mix in seasonings. Divide mixture between two foil loaf pans. Top each loaf with 1 strip of bacon and 2 Tablespoons of ketchup.
  2. Place pans in the oven, and immediately lower the temperature to 325 degrees; bake for 1 hour. Remove loav es from pans to a warm platter and allow to stand for 10 minutes befor slicing.
  3. Pour the pan juices into a small saucepan and (off the heat) stir in 2 tablespoons of flour. Add beef consomme and bring to a simmer while whisking. When the sauce boils and thickens, thin with water as needed.
  4. You will want to serve "Mamie's Tomato Aspic" with this as well. It is delicious,but certainly optional. I have posted this recipe as well, here on JAP.

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About Mamie's Best-Ever Meatloaf

Course/Dish: Beef Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Wheat Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom

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