Savory Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf: A Comforting Family Favorite

Onion Soup Meatloaf
Prep. time:
80 min
4 dishes

This Lipton onion soup meatloaf recipe is a classic comfort food dish that has been enjoyed by families for generations. Originating from the tradition of using Lipton onion soup mix as a flavor enhancer in meat dishes, this meatloaf is packed with savory goodness and sure to become a staple in your recipe repertoire. 

Yield and Difficulty:

This recipe makes one meatloaf and takes approximately 10 minutes to prepare. It bakes for 60-75 minutes. It is rated as easy, making it suitable for cooks of all skill levels.

Ingredients for making Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf

  • · 1 packet Lipton onion soup mix
  • · 2 pounds ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • · 2 eggs
  • · 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (or crushed crackers)
  • · 1/4 cup ketchup (optional, for topping)
  • · Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf - Step by step Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a loaf pan or baking dish with cooking spray or butter to prevent sticking.
  2. Mix Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, Lipton onion soup mix, eggs, and breadcrumbs. Use your hands or a spoon to mix the ingredients until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Form Meatloaf: Transfer the meat mixture to the prepared loaf pan or baking dish, shaping it into a loaf shape with your hands. Smooth the top of the meatloaf with a spatula or the back of a spoon.
  4. Optional Topping: If desired, spread a thin layer of ketchup over the top of the meatloaf for added flavor and moisture.
  5. Bake: Place the meatloaf in the preheated oven and bake for 60-75 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C) and the meatloaf is cooked through.
  6. Rest and Serve: Once cooked, remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute, making for a juicier meatloaf. Slice the meatloaf and serve hot with your favorite sides, such as mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.

Nutritional Advantages

  • Ground beef or turkey provides a good source of protein, essential for muscle growth and repair.
  • The Lipton onion soup mix adds flavor without the need for additional herbs and spices, reducing sodium content.

Recipe Alternatives

  • For a gluten-free option, use gluten-free breadcrumbs or crushed gluten-free crackers in place of regular breadcrumbs.
  • Substitute ground beef with ground turkey or chicken for a lighter version of the meatloaf.
  • Omit the ketchup topping for a lower-sugar option, or use a sugar-free ketchup for added health benefits.

Tips for Enhancing the Recipe

  • Add finely chopped onions or minced garlic to the meat mixture for extra flavor and texture.
  • Mix in grated cheese such as cheddar or Parmesan for a cheesy twist on traditional meatloaf.
  • Serve leftover meatloaf slices as sandwiches the next day, with a smear of mustard or mayonnaise for added flavor.

With a blend of simple ingredients and a hint of onion flavor, this meatloaf is perfect for cozy family dinners or entertaining guests.

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