Onion soup mix seasons the ground beef in this simple meat loaf recipe. Serve it for dinner with creamy mashed potatoes.




  • In a large bowl, beat eggs with a whisk; whisk in 1/2 cup ketchup. Stir in bread crumbs and soup mix. Add ground meat; mix well. Lightly pat mixture into an 8x8x2-inch baking pan or an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan, leaving a well around edge for drippings.

  • Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes for square pan or 45 minutes for loaf pan. Remove from oven; drain drippings.

  • In a small bowl, combine the 1/4 cup ketchup, brown sugar and dry mustard. Spoon ketchup mixture over meat loaf. Return to oven; bake, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes more or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meat loaf registers 160 degrees F. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into slices. Makes 4 to 6 cowboy servings or 8 to 10 regular-folk servings.

Nutrition Facts

668 calories; 27 g total fat; 10 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 11 g monounsaturated fat; 253 mg cholesterol; 1378 mg sodium. 954 mg potassium; 51 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 27 g sugar; 54 g protein; 534 IU vitamin a; 8 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 1 mg riboflavin; 12 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 28 mcg folate; 5 mcg vitamin b12; 101 mg calcium; 7 mg iron;