Classic 6-Ingredient Onion Soup Meatloaf

Onion Soup Meatloaf
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Ratings (90)
  • Total: 90 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 75 mins
  • Yield: 10 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
298 Calories
13g Fat
14g Carbs
30g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Meatloaf has been around for a very long time. This is a recipe from a 1936 General Electric Kitchen Institute cookbook, The New Art of Modern CookeryDry onion soup mix and ketchup flavor this version of the simple everyday meatloaf recipe. It's a classic, popular meatloaf, great with potatoes and green beans or steamed broccoli.

The leftovers make delicious sandwiches!


  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Heat the oven to 350 F / 180 C / Gas 4. 

  3. In a large bowl combine the eggs, ketchup, water, and soup mix; mix well.

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  4. Add the bread crumbs and beef; mix well.

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  5. Shape the meat mixture into loaf and place in a shallow, foil-lined pan, loaf pan, or meatloaf pan.

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  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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