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Best-Ever Meatloaf Recipe
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Best-Ever Meatloaf

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"Condensed tomato soup is baked into the meatloaf for flavor, and also makes a tasty pan sauce to serve on the side."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 20 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Thoroughly mix 1/2 cup tomato soup, beef, onion soup mix, bread crumbs and egg in a large bowl. Place the mixture into a 13x9x2-inch baking pan and firmly shape into an 8x4-inch loaf.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour 15 minutes or until the meatloaf is cooked through.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons pan drippings, remaining tomato soup and water in a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat until the mixture is hot and bubbling. Serve the sauce with the meatloaf.
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  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with a steamed vegetable blend. For dessert serve brownies.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 19, 2011

I have been making it this way for 49 years. I usually add an extra egg and 1 to 1-1/2 lbs extra lean ground beef. I also put a layer of catsup on the top before cooking. The tomato soup makes a great tasting sauce. I still have my old Campbell Soup cookbook that I received as a shower gift almost 50 years ago.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 16, 2012

I tried eating it , but i accidently stabbed myslef! Thanks alot "BEST MEATLOAF"

Jun 17, 2009

My husband LOVES meatloaf but complains that I put too much onion in it. The onion soup mix eliminated that problem! Delicious! We put ketchup on top instead of the tomato soup.

May 12, 2011

I made this as written except that I mixed all of the tomato soup in with the meatloaf. The recipe lives up to its name.

Dec 07, 2009

This meatloaf was pretty good. I mostly followed the recipe. I only had 1.5 lbs of ground beef and I added a one chopped up bell pepper. Also, I didn't use the other half of the soup for the topping because I used ketchup instead.

Oct 20, 2011

Love this meatloaf and so does my 7 year old picky eater! Only change I make is in the sauce. I use the remaining condensed soup but mix with ketchup and honey and drizzle over the meatloaf when there's about 20 minutes remaining of cook time.

Aug 30, 2011

This was incredible! It was the first time I ever made meatloaf and it was surprisingly simple. It came out extremely moist and my husband and son completely inhaled it! Definitely recommend!

Nov 18, 2010

Everyone loved this meatloaf. It was a little salty for me though. But, it was still really good. It had good flavor. I will make this again.


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  • Calories
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 17.4 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 20.5 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 633 mg
  • 25%

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

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