This sweet and savory meatloaf is a classic recipe that never disappoints.
As you might have a guessed in the secret ingredient is one packet of the Lipton Onion Soup mix. But do not let in this simple recipe fool you. It is a family favorite in our house.
Plus, it is makes a plenty of the leftovers for a meatloaf sandwiches, meatloaf chili, or a meatloaf spaghetti. Or a simply pair it up with a few new side dishes. Mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, and sweet potato fries are a few favorites around our house.
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Tips & Tricks for Making in the Best Meatloaf
Want to make a meatloaf sandwiches? Just place a slice of the leftover meatloaf in a between to your choice of the bread. Top it with a mayo, onions, pickles, and all your favorite toppings. Delicious.
Apart from a onion soup mix, you could also a try other soup mixes to flavor in the beef. Onion and mushroom soup mix, herb with a garlic soup mix, and beefy onion soup mix all make a fantastic alternatives!
Want to try this in a slow cooker? Go ahead! Cover in the meatloaf in a piece of the cheesecloth, place it on a rack, then into the slow cooker it goes. This technique will be hold the meatloaf together as you take it in and out of the slow cooker. Cook in the meatloaf on a high for a 4 hours or on low for a 6-8 hours.
Want to cut back on a calories? Use to a ground turkey instead of the beef, egg beater in a place of the eggs, and homemade whole wheat breadcrumbs instead of the white breadcrumbs.
Add a some chopped parsley to the recipe to give your meatloaf more flavor and color.
Give to your meatloaf some extra flavor by a seasoning it with a Italian spices and Parmesan cheese. Yum!
Instead of the ketchup, you can be also use to your favorite spaghetti sauce instead. Top in the meatloaf with a additional spaghetti sauce as it bakes for an a incredibly moist, irresistible loaf.
Cheddar cheese can take to your meatloaf to a whole new level. Add it to your beef mixture and taste in the difference.
Want to cut back on the grease? Place to a few pieces of the bread underneath in the meatloaf and it will be soak up in the grease as it bakes.
Want to your meatloaf to look prettier and taste even better? Glaze in the top with a mixture of the ketchup, Worcestershire in a sauce, and honey. YUM!
If you want to the ensure an a incredibly moist meatloaf, use a meat with a ratio of the 80 to 20 fat content. The fat in the meat will be liquefy as it is a baking, making it is a super moist and delicious. If you are using a leaner meat, like a turkey or a chicken, add more a liquid to the meat. It will be make up for in the lower fat content.
Veggies also a help give to your meatloaf moisture and flavor. Add to a pureed or a finely chopped veggies, like a carrots, celery, green peppers, and the onions. Saute them in a olive oil and butter, then add into the meatloaf mixture.
Do not over a mix in the meatloaf mixture. If you overdo it, you will end up with a dry and tough meatloaf. So, stop as soon as in the ingredients are combined. And, do not compress in the meatloaf into the pan as well. Shape it as a loosely as you can so it cooks perfectly.
Do not be a tempted to bake in the dish at a higher temperature to cook it is a faster. The perfect temperature is a 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Baking it at a higher temperature will be a shorten in the cooking time, but you will end up with a drier meatloaf.
How to Make a Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf
With just 6 ingredients, you can be whip up in this family favorite any day of the week!
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2 pounds lean ground beef
1 packet dry onion soup mix
2 eggs (beaten)
1/3 cup ketchup
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs