Eine Schone Melousine

Chris Schmidt


This is a recipe my mother found in a German magazine back in the 1950's. It has been a family favorite ever since. I have passed it on to my kids so that they can make it for their families. It's a German style meatloaf. I still make this at least once or twice a month especially when I see a nice cauliflower in the produce department at my local grocery store. German Comfort Food? You decide!


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30 Min
1 Hr


  • 1
    head cauliflower
  • 1 stick
  • 2 lb
    ground beef (i mix 1 lb beef with 1 lb ground chicken)
  • 2 slice
    bread (i use white) soaked in milk (couple of tbspns)
  • 1
  • 1 medium
    oninon, minced
  • 1/2
    minced green pepper
  • ·
    salt and white pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp
    marjoram, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1 dash(es)
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese

  • 1 small
    5 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 can(s)
    14.5 ounce can stewed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp
    yellow mustard
  • 2 clove
    fresh pressed garlic (or use granulated)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    dill, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1 small
    minced onion
  • 2 Tbsp

How to Make Eine Schone Melousine


  1. Microwave 1 head cauliflower with 1/4 cup water to 3/4 doneness (about 15-20 minutes). Drain
  2. In a medium size mixing bowl, combine meat with bread, 1 egg, onion, green pepper, spices, and ketchup.
  3. In dutch oven, put 1 stick butter in center. Place steamed cauliflower on top of butter.
  4. Form meat as a ring around the sides of the cauliflower.
  5. In another bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Pour over top of cauliflower and meat.
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 1 hour -- covered -- or until done.
  8. Serve with boiled potatoes (How we serve it), or wide egg noodles, or french-garlic bread.

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About Eine Schone Melousine

Course/Dish: Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Heirloom

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