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Mom's Best Meatloaf Recipe

Mom's Best Meatloaf Recipe is a classic dinner made with ground beef, onion soup mix and a simple ketchup glaze. Flavorful and delicious!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword classic meatloaf recipe, mom's best meatloaf, onion soup meatloaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 365kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5


  • 2 pounds ground beef 80/20 ground chuck works best
  • 1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix or any brand
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup ketchup plus more for the top
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs plain or Italian
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and add the ground beef, soup mix, eggs, ketchup, breadcrumbs, water, Worcestershire sauce and garlic to a large mixing bowl
    ground beef and ingredients for meatloaf in glass mixing bowl
  • Mix all ingredients together with your hands just until mixture starts to stick together
    mix ground beef and eggs in large mixing bowl
  • Place meat in greased or foil lined baking dish, form into loaf shape about 2 inches thick, spread a thin layer of ketchup on top, and bake uncovered for 1 hour or until internal temperature is 160 degrees, according to meat thermometer. Can add more ketchup to top right before done for a thicker glaze if desired
    meatloaf topped with ketchup in glass baking dish


Servings depend upon how thick the slices are.
Onion soup mix is salty, so I don't add extra salt or pepper. You can add some if desired.
You can line the baking dish with foil for easier clean up.


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 700mg | Potassium: 439mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg