Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf Recipe

Slice up a loaf full of fantastic flavor!

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Claire Onidi
Passionate about food and pastries since always, Claire spends most of her time in the kitchen to develop new recipes. She is French but lived many years abroad.
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Updated January 21, 2023

Take a classic dish and dress it up with this Lipton onion soup meatloaf recipe. It’s simple and comforting!

Lipton onion soup meatloaf recipe

To make a basic meatloaf, you mix ground meat, seasonings, and additional ingredients together to form a “dough.” Then, you put the mixture in a loaf pan or hand shape it, and bake it.

While the idea of meatloaf is as old as the Romans, today’s traditional versions come from German, Belgian, and Scandinavian origins. In fact, American meatloaf is based on scrapple, a German-American creation made from cornmeal and pork.

After it’s baked and sliced, meatloaf has a tendency to dry out. Because of this, people use fatty cuts of meat or add extra ingredients like eggs, cheese, or veggies to keep it moist.

And some people cover the top with tomato sauce or ketchup!

I love this recipe because it’s very easy to make. All you have to do is combine the ingredients and bake the meatloaf for an hour.

However, my special trick makes this simple recipe taste incredible: a packet of Lipton Onion Soup & Dip Mix. This kitchen hack adds tons of flavor with just one ingredient.

Lipton onion soup mix has all the elements you need to make this meatloaf tasty: onions, soy sauce, salt, and sugar. And this packet will give your meat all the spice it needs, so don’t leave it out or cut back on quantities.

Easy Tips for the Best Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf

Don’t Overwork the Meat

Like cookie dough, the ground beef mixture can become tough if you mix it too much. Therefore, combine the ingredients gently, and don’t stir them too much.

Oil Your Hands

Before you shape the onion soup meatloaf, coat your hands with a little bit of vegetable oil. That way, the ground beef won’t stick to your skin.

Pick Your Texture

Do you like meatloaf crust? If you do, make your easy meatloaf recipe free-form so that it has crust all the way around.

But if you prefer a softer texture, bake your beef in a casserole dish, loaf pan, or meatloaf pan. That way, it will taste more “steamed.”

Let It Rest!

After you take your meatloaf out of the oven, let it sit for 10 minutes, just like you would with a steak or a roast chicken. That way, it won’t crumble as much when you cut slices.

Cover Very Lean Ground Beef

If you use very lean meat, your meatloaf recipe may end up tasting dry. So, to ensure a moist and flavorful meatloaf, cover the dish with aluminum foil for the first 35 minutes of cooking time.

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How To Make Lipton Onion Soup Mix Meatloaf Recipe

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time60 min
  • Total Time1h10 min
  • Servings8-10
  • Yield9x13-inch meatloaf

Level: Easy




  1. Whisk Eggs

    Before you start making the meatloaf, set your oven to 350 degrees F and allow it to preheat. Then, line the baking dish with aluminum foil.

    Next, crack your eggs into the small mixing bowl and beat them with the whisk until foamy.

  2. Make the “Dough”

    In a large mixing bowl, add the beef, beaten eggs, onion soup mix, breadcrumbs, ketchup, and water. Combine everything thoroughly, but be sure not to overmix.

  3. Form and Bake

    Once your “dough” is ready, oil your hands and press the meat mixture into the foil-lined baking dish. Then, pop the pan in the oven and bake it for about an hour, or until it’s cooked through according to a meat thermometer.

  4. Rest and Enjoy!

    Finally, remove your delicious meatloaf from the oven, and let it rest for 10 minutes. Then, slice it up and eat it up!

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I love to experiment with simple meatloaf recipes like this one.

  • For instance, you could change up the soup mix you use. I love using Lipton’s Beefy Onion Soup mix because it gives the meatloaf a more intense meat flavor.

  • You can also achieve this by substituting beef broth for the water. However, make sure the broth doesn’t have added sodium, or your loaf will be too salty.

  • As well, you could add some Worcestershire sauce for more complexity. Or, add some extra spice by substituting barbecue sauce for the ketchup.

  • For a healthier loaf, switch the beef to ground turkey. This meat is lower in fat, but it will still taste great!

Serving Suggestions

  • For a traditional dinner, serve this classic recipe with mashed potatoes and roasted green beans. Or, serve it with chips and coleslaw for a yummy lunch.

  • And, if you want a meal on the go, make meatloaf sandwiches. I love to add cheddar cheese to my sandwich and then put it in the panini press so the cheese melts!

How to Store and Freeze Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf

This is a great recipe to double and save the leftovers. Just make sure that you wrap the leftover meatloaf tightly with tin foil, cling film, freezer bags, or airtight containers.

In the refrigerator, your meatloaf will last for about 3-4 days. But in the freezer, you can save it for up to 3 months.

If you keep the meatloaf in the freezer, you might want to store it in several smaller containers so you can eat just one at a time. If you thaw and refreeze meatloaf over and over, it can make the dish go bad.

Also, don’t freeze the meatloaf mixture uncooked!

And keep in mind that the freezing times are for quality, not safety. Freezing food at 0 degrees F (or -18 degrees C) prevents harmful bacteria from growing, so you don’t have to worry about getting sick.

However, the quality of your frozen food will decline over time.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
  • 833Calories
  • 55.8gFat
  • 10.9gCarbs
  • 69.9gProtein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Per 1/10 recipe
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat55.8g72%
Saturated Fat22.8g114%
Total Carbohydrate10.9g4%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g2%
Total Sugars2.6g
Vitamin C3mcg15%
Potassium 58mg1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.
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