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Welcome to the world of comfort food with our Lipton onion soup meatloaf. This juicy meatloaf recipe is a symphony of flavors, combining the robust taste of onion soup mix with the tender juiciness of perfectly cooked meatloaf.
Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf Ingredients
This meatloaf recipe is a testament to the magic that can happen when simple ingredients are combined in just the right way.
The ground beef provides a rich, hearty base. Using lean beef is important to ensure your meatloaf isn’t too greasy. The breadcrumbs and eggs are key ingredients, helping to bind the meatloaf together while also adding a subtle, toasty flavor.
The Lipton onion soup mix is the secret ingredient that gives our meatloaf its unique flavor. It adds a savory onion flavor and other seasonings without the need for fresh onions or a multitude of other seasonings.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- 2 pounds of lean ground beef
- 1 cup of breadcrumbs
- ½ cup of whole milk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
- 1 packet of Lipton onion soup mix
- Chopped parsley, for garnish, optional
For The Sauce:
- ½ cup of ketchup
- 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
Substitutions And Additions
GROUND BEEF: If you prefer, you can substitute ground beef with ground turkey or chicken for a leaner option in this simple recipe. Keep in mind that this may alter the taste and texture of the meatloaf.
BREADCRUMBS: If you’re gluten-free, you can use gluten-free breadcrumbs. Alternatively, you can use crushed gluten-free crackers or oats.
WHOLE MILK: For a dairy-free option, you can use unsweetened almond milk or another non-dairy milk of your choice.
EGGS: If you’re allergic to eggs, you can use a flax egg (1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed + 2½ tablespoons of water) as a substitute.
LIPTON ONION SOUP MIX: If you’re looking to reduce the sodium content or prefer a homemade version, you can make your own dry onion soup mix with dried onion flakes, beef bouillon granules, onion powder, and a few other spices.
How To Make This Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf Recipe
Making our Lipton onion soup meatloaf is a straightforward process that even novice cooks can master. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through it:
STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
You can also beat the eggs lightly and combine them with the milk before adding them to the other ingredients for easier incorporation.
STEP TWO: In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the meatloaf ingredients. Use gloved hands for the most efficient mixing.
While messy, mixing the raw meatloaf mixture with your hands is the best way to ensure all the ingredients are well combined. Using gloves will make it a little bit easier to mix without getting your hands dirty.
STEP THREE: Shape the meat mixture into a loaf shape and place it in the prepared pan.
STEP FOUR: Combine the ingredients for the sauce in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook, whisking for 2 to 3 minutes. Spread half of the sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
STEP FIVE: Bake for 30 minutes; top with remaining sauce, and then cook for an additional 45 minutes or until the center of the meatloaf reaches an internal temperature of 160°F.
Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to keep a close eye on your meatloaf as the suggested baking time approaches.
STEP SIX: Remove from the oven and let rest for several minutes before slicing. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley, if desired.
How To Serve
Our tasty meatloaf is a versatile dish that can be served in a variety of ways. It’s a satisfying dish that’s perfect for a family dinner. Here are a few serving ideas:
Slice the meatloaf and serve it on a bun with lettuce, tomato, and your favorite condiments for a hearty meatloaf sandwich.
For a unique twist, serve slices of the meatloaf over a bed of cooked spaghetti, topped with sauce and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
Our easy Lipton onion soup meatloaf recipe is not only delicious when fresh out of the oven but also stores well for future meals.
MAKE AHEAD: If you want to prepare this great meatloaf recipe ahead of time, you can mix all the ingredients and shape the meatloaf, then cover it and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking. This can save you time on busy days and allows the flavors to meld together for an even tastier meatloaf.
This meatloaf is also a great option for meal prep. It’s easy to make in large quantities, and it reheats well.
IN THE FRIDGE: After cooking, let the meatloaf cool completely, then cover it with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator. It will last for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to eat, you can reheat individual slices of meatloaf in the microwave or the whole meatloaf in the oven.
IN THE FREEZER: If you want to store the meatloaf for a longer period, you can freeze it. After it has cooled completely, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil. It can be frozen for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to eat, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before reheating. If your meat has been previously frozen, you should not refreeze the meatloaf.
REHEATING: To reheat the meatloaf, you can use the microwave or the oven. For the microwave, place a slice on a microwave-safe plate and heat for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. For the oven, place the meatloaf in a baking dish, cover it with foil, and heat at 350°F for about 20 minutes or until heated through.
Why We Love This Recipe
Our Lipton onion soup meatloaf is a favorite for many reasons:
FLAVOR: The combination of the savory Lipton onion soup mix with the hearty ground beef results in a meatloaf that’s packed with so much flavor.
MAKE-AHEAD OPTION: The ability to prepare this meatloaf ahead of time makes it a convenient option for busy days.
COMFORT: There’s just something about a hearty, flavorful meatloaf that brings comfort. This recipe delivers that in spades.
Our Lipton onion soup meatloaf is a delicious, hearty dish that’s sure to become a family favorite in your household. With its savory flavors, easy preparation, and versatility, it’s perfect for any occasion. We’re sure you’ll love it as much as we do.
Frequently Asked Questions
The meatloaf is done when the center reaches 160°F. You can check this with a meat thermometer.
You can use a homemade onion soup mix substitute. One packet of Lipton onion soup mix is equivalent to about ¼ cup of homemade mix.
You can add finely chopped vegetables such as bell peppers or carrots to the meatloaf mixture for added nutrition and flavor.
You can use this great recipe to make meatloaf muffins. Simply divide the mixture among the cups of a muffin tin and adjust the cooking time as necessary.
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Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- ½ cup whole milk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 packet Lipton onion soup mix
- Chopped parsley, for optional garnish
- ½ cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the meatloaf ingredients. Use gloved hands for the most efficient mixing.
- Shape the meat mixture into a loaf and place it in the prepared pan.
- Combine the ingredients for the sauce in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook, whisking for 2 to 3 minutes. Spread half of the sauce over the prepared meatloaf.
- Bake for 30 minutes; top with remaining sauce, and then cook for an additional 45 minutes or until the center of the meatloaf reaches 160°F.
- Remove from the oven and let rest for several minutes before slicing. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley, if desired.
- You can also beat the eggs lightly and combine them with the milk before adding them to the other ingredients for easier incorporation.
- While messy, mixing the raw meatloaf mixture with your hands is the best way to ensure all the ingredients are well combined. Using gloves will make it a little bit easier to mix without getting your hands dirty.
- Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to keep a close eye on your meatloaf as the suggested baking time approaches.