Step 1Combine onion, carrot, bread crumbs, parsley, basil, thyme, pepper, garlic, eggs, milk, salt to taste, tomato paste and beef and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
Step 2Spoon meat mixture into 2 greased 9x5-inch loaf pans, dividing evenly. Do not tightly pack meat into pans. Smooth tops.
Step 3Mix cranberry sauce with brown sugar until lumps are eliminated. Spread over loaves. Bake at 350 degrees until done, 45 to 55 minutes.