My super easy Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf is the quickest way to get your meatloaf mixed, cooked to perfection, and on the table! This tasty meatloaf is seasoned with classic, savory Lipton Beefy Onion Soup mix which makes it not just easy, but also incredibly delicious!
My Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf is a savory and moist family favorite dinner!
I love a good meatloaf! In fact, you’ll find several amazing recipes on my blog! What makes this delightful Lipton Onion Soup meatloaf different is that it’s so easy and quick to throw together. It’s extremely time-friendly when you use the onion soup mix – you’ll have all the seasoning and flavor you need!
This recipe also has an optional ketchup glaze that you can add after about 45 minutes of cooking time. I love the ketchup glaze – but not everyone does! You can make it according to you and your family’s preference.
❤️ Why You'll Love This Recipe!
- So Easy! Just mix up the ingredients, throw it in a loaf pan, and bake! There are just 4 steps to this recipe – it’s the easiest ever!
- So Tasty! This meatloaf is full of that classic beefy onion soup mix flavor! It makes it rich, delicious, and full of flavor you’ll adore.
- Perfect for Weeknights! Some may think that meatloaf is only for the weekends when you may have more time – not this recipe! It’s so easy and hands-off that you’ll want to add it to the weekly dinner rotation!
This is such a quick and easy meatloaf recipe! The onion soup mix really packs the meatloaf with flavor, so you don’t have to worry about adding other seasonings!
- Ground Beef – I like an 80/20 blend of ground beef or ground chuck for this recipe. You can use more lean but try not to go over 85/15 so it stays juicy.
- Lipton Onion Soup Mix – This is what gives the ground beef all that delicious flavor! You can also use Recipe Secrets Beefy Onion soup mix or a generic onion soup mix!
- Breadcrumbs – This will help to bind our meatloaf! You can use regular breadcrumbs or panko – but they should be plain and unseasoned!
- Milk – You can also use beef broth or water – this will moisten our breadcrumbs to make the meatloaf super moist and tender.
- Eggs – Eggs also help to bind the meatloaf! Use whatever eggs you have on hand here.
- Ketchup – You’ll double the amount if you want to have a ketchup topping. Ketchup in the meatloaf adds extra moisture and a tasty flavor!
Want to add even more flavor to your meatloaf? Try adding a splash of Worcestershire sauce, 4 ounces of sliced white or cremini mushrooms, or ½ cup of diced green pepper to the mix.
You can also add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar to the ketchup for an even more sticky sweet glaze!
Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf (with oatmeal) - Swap out the breadcrumbs for 2 cups of oatmeal, increase the eggs to 3 large eggs, and omit the milk and ketchup. Combine and cook as directed in the recipe card below.
🔪 Step-by-Step Instructions
Could meatloaf be any easier? I don’t think so! You can throw this delicious meatloaf together in just about 5 minutes!
- Preheat Oven. Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Then set out a 9x5-inch loaf pan. You can make a free form meatloaf in a 9x13 baking dish if you don’t have a loaf pan!
- Mix Ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 pounds of ground beef with 1 packet of Lipton Onion Soup mix, ¾ cup of breadcrumbs, ¾ cup of milk, 2 large eggs, and ⅓ cup of ketchup. Mix until just combined, then transfer into your loaf pan, smoothing the top of the mixture a bit.
- Bake Meatloaf. Place the meatloaf in the center of the middle rack of your oven and bake at 350°F (175°C) for 55 minutes to an hour, or until the internal temperature of the meatloaf reaches at least 160°F (71°C).
- Serve! Remove the meatloaf from the oven when done and allow to rest for about 10 minutes before slicing and serving to keep all those juices in. Enjoy!
My super easy Lipton Onion Soup meatloaf is the best weeknight dinner! You can serve it with delicious, red skin mashed potatoes and a crisp green broccolini salad! Try my ultra-rich garlic red skin mashed potatoes and my quick air fryer brussels sprouts!
💭 Tips & Recipe Notes
I like to beat the eggs beforehand to prevent over-mixing!
- Over-mixing the meatloaf can make it tough – we don’t want that! If you beat the eggs in a separate bowl before adding to ground beef it’ll take out a lot of the mixing time.
Want a delicious ketchup glaze? I recommend it for this recipe!
- You can add ⅓ cup of ketchup to the top of the meatloaf after 45 minutes of cooking time. Take the meatloaf out of the oven and spread the ketchup evenly over the top. Return to the meatloaf to the oven and allow to cook for 10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C).
Make sure to let the meatloaf rest for at least 10 minutes before cutting into it!
- No one wants a dry meatloaf! Allowing the meatloaf to rest for a while will let all the juices redistribute and not run right out as soon as you cut into it.
If you’re adding veggies, try to sauté them first!
- If you want to follow the variations and add chopped green bell pepper or mushrooms, try sautéing them for a few minutes in a little oil just until they soften. This way, they’ll be completely cooked when your meatloaf is done!
🥡 Storing & Reheating
My meatloaf tastes even better the next day! If the meatloaf is stored in an airtight container or wrapped in foil before refrigerating it will last for 3 to 5 days.
If you’re making meatloaf for another day – it freezes super well! You can freeze either a whole meatloaf or individual slices of meatloaf, just make sure it’s completely cooled!
Wrap the meatloaf in plastic wrap and then place it into an airtight freezer storage container or freezer storage bag. Meatloaf freezes well for up to 3 months! That’s perfect for meal prep!
Reheating Leftover Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf
I like to reheat meatloaf leftovers in the oven to keep them juicy! Preheat your oven to 250°F (121°C). Then place slices of meatloaf or an entire meatloaf into the dish, splashing a little beef broth into the dish to keep it moist.
Cover with aluminum and bake until the center reaches at least 165°F (74°C), about 25 to 30 minutes.
😋 Other Amazing Meatloaf Recipes
- Cracker Barrel Copycat Meatloaf
- Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
- Smoked Meatloaf
- Stove Top Meatloaf
- Air Fryer Meatloaf
- Boston Market Meatloaf
There are some recipes that call for soaking the breadcrumbs in milk to help fully hydrate them. If you have time, you can definitely do this! I like to mix all the ingredients together to save time – but feel free to soak the breadcrumbs!
If your meatloaf turned out dry, even with all the ingredients that make it moist, it’s possible the meatloaf got overcooked! I would recommend using a meat thermometer to temp the meatloaf. Once it reaches 160°F (72°C) you should pull it out of the oven right away!
The meatloaf could also be dry from not letting it rest enough before slicing it – make sure to let the meatloaf rest to keep in all the juices!
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Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix (Recipe Secrets Beefy Onion soup mix or Onion soup mix)
- ¾ cup breadcrumbs
- ¾ cup milk (or beef broth or water)
- 2 large eggs
- ⅓ cup ketchup (double if a ketchup topping is desired)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and set out a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the ground beef with Lipton soup mix packet contents, breadcrumbs, milk, eggs, and ketchup. Mix until just combined, then transfer into your loaf pan.2 lbs ground beef, 1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix, ¾ cup breadcrumbs, ¾ cup milk, 2 large eggs, ⅓ cup ketchup
- Cook at 350°F (175°C) for 55 minutes to an hour, or until the internal temperature of the meatloaf reaches 160°F (71°C).
- Remove from the oven when done and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
- The optional ketchup topping can be added after 45 minutes of cooking time. Remove the meatloaf from the oven, spread the ⅓ cup of ketchup, and finish cooking.
- Optional stir-ins include a splash of Worcestershire sauce, 4 ounces of sliced mushrooms (white or cremini), ½ cup diced green pepper, or up to 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!