Meatloaf with Fried Onions and Ranch Seasoning Recipe -
Meatloaf with Fried Onions and Ranch Seasoning Recipe

Meatloaf with Fried Onions and Ranch Seasoning

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine meat, eggs, ketchup, stuffing mix, ranch dressing mix and fried onions.
  3. Shape into loaf and fit into 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
  4. Bake, covered loosely with foil, at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 to 60 minutes, or until meat is thoroughly cooked.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 22, 2003

My husband and I loved this recipe we have tried several different ones and I think that this is going to be "the one" we will go back to.. The only changes I made were I added in some garlic powder and just a splash of worchestire sauce.. For a glaze I added a mix of ketchup and Heinz 57 and then sprinkled some shredded mozarella cheese on top when it came out of the oven..DELICIOUS!!! Kiki (Brampton,Ont,Canada)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 03, 2006

Wow, this is the first meatloaf I've made that didn't fall apart! While I was very pleased with the overall presentation, I thought it was rather bland. I wish I'd added the whole packet of Ranch, plus it could have done with some additional seasoning (onion powder, garlic powder etc etc). The FF onions were hardly noticeable too. I'll be making this again, but with a few modifications.

Jun 06, 2006

I thought this recipe seemed to easy to be good, but I was wrong. I now own the Best Meatloaf Recipe award in our house. I've made this several times, but make sure you use meat that is 80/20 or you will have some floating grease that you will need to drain off. Very tasty, very easy. I took the foil off for the last 8 minutes or so. EASY and EXCELLENT (my two favorite words when it comes to cooking).

Mar 19, 2006

I used 90/10 ground beef, 2lbs, since I needed 2 loaves. I used the whole 1oz pkg of ranch mix. I used the entire 6oz can of fried onions. I also used about a cup and a half of dried cornbread stuffing mix. I topped both with a drizzle of maple syrup and ketchup and then a half can of fried onions (3 oz) on top. I wrapped them with foil before baking for 1 hour and 15 mintes. I sprinkled the meat mix with coarse ground black pepper and a little bit of Jalapeno Salt. I also added 1/4 cup of ketchup and 1/4 cup of heinz 57 sauce. I added about half of a yellow sweet onion and about 1/2 of a green bell pepper (grinded in a food processor into small pieces) for moisture, I sprinkled about half a can of more french fried onions on each and wrapped each pan in foil before cooking for about 1hour and 15 minutes. I let them rest for about 30 minutes before serving and they were to die for. What a great recipe! I will never make "regular" meatloaf again!!! It's fun to experiment with regular recipes and I will tell you that coming from someone who does not always like meatloaf, this was to die for and it is now my NEW meatloaf recipe.

Jan 25, 2004

I've made this meatloaf for both sets of parents and both my mother and mother-in-law asked for the recipe! This is the best meatloaf recipe that I've ever tried. I mix brown sugar and ketchup and brush the top of the loaf with it before baking. Thanks for a great recipe!

Jul 23, 2003

Based on the reviews and the interesting ingredients, I thought this recipe was really going to "wow" us. Actually, it tasted like any other meatloaf. The fried onions added nothing more than my fresh do, the stuffing was no different than seasoned bread crumbs and the powdered ranch dressing added no more flavor than my own seasonings (minus the chemicals). The only "wow" part was "Igloosgirl" suggestion to top the meatloaf the the Heinz 57/catsup combo. That little addition made the whole recipe worthwhile.

Aug 15, 2002

We did not like this recipe. I will stick with my old standby!!! Do not waste your time and ingredients. Patricia Lee

Nov 09, 2006

Really enjoyed making this simple recipe. As usual I forgot to follow the recipe exactly. I noticed the Worchester sauce after I popped the loaf in the oven. And I used a 50/50 combo of ketchup Jack Daniels Honey Smokehouse BBQ sauce. I did use the Worchester making a glaze with it, ketchup, and the Jack Daniels sauce which I applied when I removed the foil 10 minutes before the "ding". I used a 96/4 ground beef which was not at all greasy or messy after using non-stick spray on the loaf pan. Very moist, very flavorful, and unfortunately we ate it before we could take a picture. My wife suggested we cook a bigger loaf next time so we can get some leftovers out of it!


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  • Calories
  • 668 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 159 mg
  • 53%
  • Fat
  • 46.7 g
  • 72%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 23.9 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 1013 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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