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Best Ever Meatloaf

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Our best meatloaf recipe gets exceptional flavor and moistness from a can of tomato soup and onion soup mix.  With only 10 minutes of prep and 6 ingredients, this family favorite is easy to get into the oven then you can do other things as it bakes.  Strapped for time?  Then try one of these recipes and get dinner to the table in half the time: Meatloaf Express or Mini Meatloaves

serves 8 people


cost per recipe: $10.65

The price is determined by the national average.

  • 2

    pounds ground beef

  • 1

    can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup or Campbell's® Healthy Request® Condensed Healthy Request® Tomato Soup

  • 1

    envelope (about 1 ounce) dry onion recipe soup & dip mix

  • 1/2

    cup plain dry bread crumbs

  • 1

    egg, beaten

  • 1/4

    cup water

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How to Make It

Step 1

Thoroughly mix the beef, 1/2 cup tomato soup, onion soup mix, bread crumbs and egg in a large bowl. Place the mixture into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan and firmly shape into an 8 x 4-inch loaf.

Step 2

Bake at 350°F. for 1 hour 15 minutes or until the meatloaf is cooked through. Let the meatloaf stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Step 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, stirring occasionally. Serve the soup mixture with the meatloaf.

Recipe Tips

  • Easy Substitution: You can substitute Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free) for the Tomato Soup.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with a steamed vegetable blend. For dessert serve brownies.

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Campbell’s® Healthy Request® Condensed Tomato Soup

Campbell’s® Healthy Request® Condensed Tomato Soup

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(10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup

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Ratings & Reviews

  • Grannytina

    July 24, 2016

    Very good basic recipe

    I used beef onion dry soup mix also chopped up 2 stalks celery 1/2 onion and 1/3 green pepper put in bowl & softened them up in microwave.. let cool a few minutes then added to meatloaf mix Hubby really liked it and said it was the best he had eaten

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  • RC C.

    February 13, 2017

    Tasty! but mine didn't hold up well, and the oven temp in video different form recipe?

    This came out great! But maybe I used wrong meat? I used ground beef (chuck, or round, I think), with an 80% - 20% lean to fat ratio. But my meatloaf wasn't as firm a loaf when it was done, it kind of crumbled a bit when I tried to slice it. Would more breadcrumbs or maybe even oats have helped my loaf keep it's shape and stay together a little more firmly? Also, the video on this site for this recipe says to "pre-heat oven to 425", but the recipe itself calls for baking the loaf at 350 degrees (which is what most other meatloaf recipes call for, that I've seen). Should I really be baking this at 425?! like the video says?

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  • Brian M.

    January 21, 2019


    When I was a kid my mom use to make Meatloaf using Campells tomato soup. A comfort food dish I couldn't find anywhere. Last night I made this dish. I changed it just a touch and used a package containing ground hamburger, veal, and pork. I also used the left over half, and another full can, of the straight condensed tomato soup with the drippings and then ladeled it on top and cooked for an additional 15 minutes. Came out fantastic!

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  • FRED K.

    June 15, 2017

    I used buffalo ( bison )

    Meatloaf is one of my favorites. I have learned that no matter which restaurant you go to, homemade meatloaf is the best. Bison is lower in fat and higher in protein, its tastes sweet. Also it is $9.00 lb. So I made a $20 meatloaf using this recipe. I usually use ketchup, not on this meal. I didn't make the sauce either. It was really good, took it out of oven at exactly 1 hour 15 min. It really filled my meatloaf craving. I have been reading other reviews, I cant wait until I make my next one with extra ingredients. I gave it 5 stars as 4.5 was not available

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  • Lynette A.

    March 11, 2017

    High in sodium

    I love a good meatloaf but this recipe is a killer. Way too much sodium when everybody needs to cut down on the sodium.

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