This Lipton onion soup meatloaf is rich and full of flavor with a perfect blend of seasonings, breadcrumbs, and of course, ketchup! It includes a packet of Lipton Onion Soup & Dip Mix for a delicious shortcut with tons of taste.
Classic Lipton Soup Meatloaf
Plus, this flavorful meatloaf is very straightforward to make. All you need are 10 minutes of preparation time to combine the ingredients, and then the oven does the rest!
Be sure to follow my tips below to obtain moist and juicy meatloaf!
Tips for Making the Best Meatloaf
- Back outside of a dish for a crusty meatloaf. Baking the meatloaf in a loaf pan will create a steamed texture. For a nice crispy outside texture, bake directly on a baking tray. Make sure to press the meatloaf with your hands to form a firm dough before baking it.
- Make your own beefy onion soup mix. In a small bowl, mix ¼ cup of dried onion flakes, ½ tsp salt, ¼ cup cornstarch, 1 tsp onion powder, and 1 beef bouillon cube. Use it as it is, or use a food processor to pulse the mixture until you have a fine powder.
- Make sandwiches. When I have leftovers, I like to transform this classic recipe into meatloaf sandwiches for weekend picnics. For a complete sandwich, top with mayo, ketchup or barbecue sauce and a few vegetables like salad, red onion, or tomatoes.
Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf Recipe
- Prep Time10 min
- Cook Time60 min
- Total Time1h10 min
- Yield9x13-inch meatloaf
How to Make Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line your baking dish completely with several sheets of aluminum foil.
Crack the eggs into the small mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
Add the beef, eggs, onion soup mix, breadcrumbs, ketchup, and water in a large mixing bowl.
Combine with a spoon and a light hand until just mixed.
Spoon the mixture into your baking dish.
Oil your hands and press the meat mixture into the foil-lined baking dish.
Bake for about an hour or until it’s cooked through.
Remove from the oven, and let it rest for 10 minutes. Slice it up and serve.
What is the Secret to a Moist Meatloaf?
The secret to a moist meatloaf depends on several factors.
- Use a panade to lock the moisture. A panade is a mixture of bread and milk. To make a panade, simply soak the breadcrumbs in a bit of milk.
- Don’t overmix. If you overwork the meat mixture, you run the risk of having a tough and dry meatloaf. Instead, gently combine the ingredients.
- Add vegetables. Add sliced onions, shredded carrots, or chopped mushrooms to the meatloaf mixture. Not only will they add taste but they’ll also release water and keep the meatloaf moist.
- Shape the meatloaf loosely and not too tightly. If you shape the meatloaf loosely in a loaf pan, you’ll incorporate airflow. Doing so will allow for even cooking and will help to retain the moisture.
- Spread ketchup or barbecue sauce on top of the meatloaf before baking it. This sauce layer will catch the moisture and add a delicious glaze.
- Let it rest for 10 minutes once it’s done baking. If you slice it right after you take it out from the oven it may crumble when you cut it.
How To Store and Freeze Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf?
- In The Refrigerator: leftover meatloaf will last for about 3-4 days.
- In The Freezer: you can save it safely for up to 3 months.
How Long Should You Cook Meatloaf?
The cooking time of a meatloaf depends on its size. Usually count on 1 to 1 1/2 hours for a fully cooked meatloaf.
What is a Meatloaf Pan?
A meatloaf pan is a pan that has been specifically designed for baking meatloaf. It has a rectangular shape, high sides and a perforated elevated lifter.
The perforations help to drain the excess fat while the lifting tray allows for a mess-free slicing.
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Have You Tried This Recipe?
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