Classic Lipton Meatloaf Recipe with Onion Soup Mix

This Lipton meatloaf recipe uses simple ingredients to create this family favorite dinner that is perfect for busy weeknights. This flavorful meatloaf uses key ingredients such as Lipton onion soup mix, ground beef, and ketchup to make a delicious meatloaf that the whole family will love. 

If you are on the hunt for the classic recipe that uses an envelope of Lipton onion soup mix to make a tasty meatloaf, this is it.

This simple recipe is bursting with a wonderful onion flavor, which is why this classic meatloaf recipe is also known as Souperior meatloaf. 

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So, gather your ingredients, follow these easy steps, and treat your loved ones to a meatloaf dinner that’s both nostalgic and satisfying.

This classic comfort food is a timeless crowd-pleaser that will have everyone asking for seconds.

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Classic Lipton Meatloaf Recipe Ingredients

This easy meatloaf recipe delivers the best flavor with the help of the following ingredients.

Lean Ground Beef: I recommend using lean ground beef for best results. The lower fat content cuts down on excess liquid creating a moist meatloaf without becoming overly greasy ensuring the best recipe possible. 

Large Eggs: These eggs provide the necessary binding power to hold your meatloaf together, ensuring a moist and cohesive texture.

Lipton Onion Soup Mix: A single packet of Lipton onion soup mix serves as the secret seasoning blend, imparting a rich and savory depth of flavor to your meatloaf. You could also make your own dry onion soup mix to replace this ingredient. 

Bread Crumbs: These humble bread crumbs not only help bind the mixture but also add a delightful texture and absorb the savory flavors of the meat and seasonings.

Ketchup: The classic condiment, ketchup, not only adds a touch of sweetness but also contributes to the iconic meatloaf glaze that enhances both taste and presentation.

Water: A 1/4 cup water acts as a balancing element, ensuring the meatloaf remains moist and tender throughout the cooking process. 

Garlic Powder: While this ingredient isn’t in the classic Lipton meatloaf recipe I find that adding a tablespoon of garlic powder enhances the flavor and is a great addition. 

Onion: I like to use a finely chopped onion in this recipe but this is optional because the best thing about Lipton onion soup mix recipes is the strong onion flavor. So you don’t actually need to add in more to get this burst of flavor but I enjoy the extra texture it adds as well. 

You will also need a non-stick cooking spray, a large bowl, and a bread or meatloaf pan.

Alternatively, you could use a baking sheet to make a great meatloaf but you will need to create the loaf shape by hand.

Be sure to line pan with a layer of cooking spray to prevent your meatloaf from sticking to the baking dish.

ingredients for classic onion soup meatloaf

How to Make the Classic Lipton Meatloaf Recipe

This is my favorite meatloaf recipe to make because it’s not only very tasty but also so simple to prepare. 

This recipe comes together by dumping all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. 

Give it a stir to make sure everything is well combined. When combining the ingredients, use a gentle hand when mixing to avoid overworking the meat, which can result in a denser texture.

Then spray a loaf pan with cooking spray before adding the meat mixture. 

Place the meatloaf in an oven preheated to 350 degrees and bake uncovered for about an hour.

Let stand for about 10-15 minutes before serving.

Be sure to check the recipe card for the full instructions and nutritional information. 

meat in bread loaf pan

Variations on the Classic Lipton Meatloaf Recipe

Check out these simple ways to customize the traditional meatloaf recipe. These additions and replacement ideas can turn this easy Lipton onion soup meatloaf recipe into your own original recipe with just a few simple changes.

Worcestershire sauce may be the secret ingredient for adding a depth of flavor that surprises the taste buds.

For a sweeter flavor, introduce brown sugar to the mix, transforming your meatloaf into a delectable treat.

Embark on a culinary adventure by experimenting with various types of meat like ground turkey, ground pork, or even venison, tailoring your meatloaf to your unique preferences.

Enhance both the flavor and aesthetics by incorporating a colorful bell pepper, from vibrant green peppers to the rich hues of red and orange.

Sprinkle some parmesan cheese into the meat mixture to elevate your meatloaf’s taste to a whole new level. 

The quickest way to add tons of flavor is by replacing ketchup with barbecue sauce, infusing your meatloaf mixture with smoky goodness.

Or you could try replacing ketchup with a tantalizing tomato paste seasoned with a blend of onion powder and other aromatic spices for a gourmet twist that’s sure to impress.

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Serving Ideas 

I like to serve this classic Lipton meatloaf recipe topped with a half cup ketchup. This not only adds a sweet and tangy kick but also creates a beautiful glaze that’s sure to impress.

There are a variety of side dishes that pair well with this recipe, here are some of my favorites.

Serve your meatloaf with a side of creamy mashed potatoes smothered in rich gravy. The comforting combination of tender meatloaf and velvety mashed potatoes is a timeless favorite. 

Add a side of the perfect macaroni and cheese for a delicious combination that everyone will love.

These skillet potatoes are a deliciously sweet and savory side dish option for meatloaf.

Add a nutritious touch to your meal with a medley of steamed green beans or carrots. Their vibrant colors and crisp textures provide a refreshing contrast to the hearty meatloaf.

For a lighter option, accompany your meatloaf with a crisp garden salad tossed in your favorite dressing. The salad’s freshness and crunch complement the savory meatloaf perfectly.

How to Cook Meatloaf in an Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.

In a bowl, combine the ingredients and then transfer the mixture to a small loaf pan. 

Roast the meatloaf in the preheated air fryer for approximately 20  minutes, or until it’s nicely browned.

After cooking, let the meatloaf rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing into wedges and serving. Be sure to check frequently as all air fryers cook differently and you don’t want to risk drying out your meatloaf. 

Ensure the internal temperature registers at least 165°F (72°C) on a meat thermometer.

How to Cook Meatloaf in a Crockpot

Line the slow cooker with foil, leaving extra to easily lift out the meatloaf.

In a large bowl, mix eggs, milk, bread crumbs, and onion soup mix.

Add ground meat and shape it without touching the crock’s sides.

Place the meatloaf in the crockpot, cover, and cook: Low for 6 hours or High for 3 hours.

After cooking, let it rest, slice, and serve with your favorite sides. Enjoy!

What is the Secret to Juicy Meatloaf?

The addition of water helps to make this meatloaf juicy. If you decide to skip this step you will run the risk of a dry meatloaf.

You could swap this ingredient for milk or broth if you prefer but keeping the liquids in this recipe helps to prevent a dry meatloaf.

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Storage and Reheating this Lipton Meatloaf Recipe

After enjoying your delicious Lipton meatloaf, ensure that any leftover meatloaf is promptly cooled to room temperature.

To maintain its freshness, place the meatloaf in an airtight container.

Alternatively, you can individually wrap slices of meatloaf in plastic wrap.

Slicing individual pieces makes serving meatloaf sandwiches a breeze.

For additional protection against freezer burn or moisture loss, consider wrapping the airtight container in a layer of aluminum foil.

Label the container with the date to keep track of its freshness and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. 

To store for a long time you can freeze this meat loaf recipe for up to 2-3 months so the next time the craving hits for a good meatloaf recipe, you don’t have to start from scratch by making new recipes. 

To recapture the crispy edges of your meatloaf, the air fryer can be a great option for heating up individual slices of meatloaf the next day.

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More Easy Recipes to Try

Have you ever wondered how long does it take to cook meatballs? This meatball recipe is for you, sharing several ways to make the best tender juicy meatballs.

Maybe you want to serve a fancy recipe but without all the trouble. If so, you will enjoy the pure simplicity of this quick and effortless French tomato galette recipe.

Use this easy homemade flour tortillas recipe the next time you make tacos.

You may also want to try this slow cooker venison chili and this homemade chicken soup recipe for a warm comfort meal to warm you up during the Winter months.

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Lipton Meatloaf Recipe

Lipton Meatloaf Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2 Lbs. of Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 3/4 Cup of Bread Crumbs
  • 1/3 Cup Ketchup (more for topping)
  • 3/4 Cup of Water
  • 1 Tablespoon of Garlic Powder (optional)
  • 1 Small Diced Onion (optional)


    This recipe comes together by dumping all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.

    Give it a stir to make sure everything is well combined.

    When combining the ingredients, use a gentle hand when mixing to avoid overworking the meat, which can result in a denser texture.

    Then spray a loaf pan with cooking spray before adding the meat mixture.
    Place the meatloaf in an oven preheated to 350 degrees and bake uncovered for about an hour.

    Let stand for about 10-15 minutes before serving.

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