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Lipton onion soup meatloaf is infused with rich and savory seasonings for added flavor to a comfort food classic.

Close up of sliced lipton onion soup meatloaf topped with a ketchup glaze.

Comfort Food at its Finest!

Like many of you, meatloaf has been a standard dinner in our family for years and an especially popular Sunday dinner idea.

We’ve made our classic meatloaf version for as long as we can remember but decided to try a version with Lipton onion soup mix, which added even more flavor and simplicity. It was especially great with a side dish of our Best Mashed Potatoes!

Why we love this recipe:

  • Family favorite. This easy dinner idea is classic comfort food at its finest!
  • Simple ingredients. While there are a lot of ingredients most of them are pantry staples you already have on hand.
  • Freezer meal. This is a great meal for making ahead of time. It freezes well for those busy nights or for planning ahead!
Ground beef and seasoning measured and set out on a kitchen  counter.

Ingredients

Homemade Onion Soup Mix (or one 1-oz. Lipton Onion Soup package)

  • ¼ cup dried onion flakes
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium beef bouillon granules
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon parsley flakes
  • ⅛ teaspoon celery seed
  • ⅛ teaspoon paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper

Meatloaf

  • 2 pounds ground beef – for a good balance of flavor, moisture, and texture use 80/20 or 85/15 ground beef. Avoid lean ground beef as it will likely result in a dry and crumbly meatloaf.
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs – make bread crumbs by crushing up some Ritz crackers in a food processor.
  • ¾ cup milk or beef broth
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup ketchup

Glaze

  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar  light or dark brown
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard – or use Dijon mustard or even horseradish for zesty flavor

How to Make Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf

  1. PREP. Stir ¼ cup onion flakes, 2 tablespoons beef bouillon granules, ¼ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon parsley flakes, ⅛ teaspoon celery seed, ⅛ teaspoon paprika, and ⅛ teaspoon black pepper in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. LOAF. In a large mixing bowl, combine the 2 pounds ground beef, soup mix, ¾ cup breadcrumbs, ¾ cup milk, 2 eggs, and ⅓ cup ketchup. Mix until combined and then transfer to the loaf pan.
    • TIP: Over-mixing can make your meatloaf tough. Use a light touch and mix just until everything is just combined.
  3. BAKE. Bake for 45 minutes, then remove from the oven.
    • Mix ½ cup ketchup, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, and 1 tablespoon yellow mustard.
    • Add the glaze, and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the internal temperature on a thermometer reaches 160°F.
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Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf

By: Lil’ Luna
Lipton onion soup meatloaf is infused with rich and savory seasonings for added flavor to a comfort food classic.
Servings: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients 

Homemade Onion Soup Mix (or one 1 oz Lipton onion soup package mix)

  • ¼ cup dried onion flakes
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium beef bouillon granules
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon parsley flakes
  • teaspoon celery seed
  • teaspoon paprika
  • teaspoon ground black pepper

Meatloaf

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¾ cup milk, or beef broth
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup ketchup

Glaze

  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
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Instructions 

  • Stir onion flakes, beef bouillon granules, onion powder, parsley flakes, celery seed, paprika, and black pepper in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, soup mix, breadcrumbs, milk, eggs, and ketchup. Mix until combined and then transfer to the loaf pan.
  • Cook for 45 minutes, then remove from the oven. Add the glaze and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F.

Notes

Freezer meal. Complete steps 1-3 and press into a disposable baking pan. Wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and again with aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before topping with glaze and baking.
STORE. Place leftover meatloaf in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, or wrap tightly and store in the freezer for about 2 months. Leftover individual slices of meatloaf make delicious meatloaf sandwiches.
Reheat. Use the oven at 300°F to gently reheat slices of meatloaf or reheat in the microwave. Adding a little beef broth will help keep the meatloaf moist.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 533kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 34g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 14g, Trans Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 166mg, Sodium: 1000mg, Potassium: 671mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 325IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 117mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Recipe FAQ

  • Secret ingredient. Make your soup mix and adjust any of the flavors to your preference. I particularly love the wonderful onion flavor that shines through.
  • Shortcut. Instead of making soup mix, use a packet of Lipton onion soup mix or another dry onion soup mix.
  • Tent trick. To prevent the top from browning too much, tent a piece of aluminum foil over the meatloaf for part of the cooking time.
  • Aromatics. To add onions, minced garlic, or even mushrooms sauté them in a pan before adding them to the meat mixture.
  • Line the pan. Line the pan with parchment paper to prevent the meat from sticking.
  • Complete steps 1-3 and press into a disposable baking pan. Wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and again with aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before topping with glaze and baking
  • Place leftover Lipton onion soup meatloaf recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, or wrap tightly and store in the freezer for about 2 months. Leftover individual slices of meatloaf make delicious meatloaf sandwiches.
    • Reheat. Use the oven at 300°F to gently reheat slices of this best meatloaf recipe or reheat in the microwave. Adding a little beef broth will help keep the meatloaf moist.

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