This Savory Meatloaf is a classic- easy, hearty and foolproof. Just mix 5 pantry staples into the beef, shape and bake. The condensed tomato soup is the hero, adding flavor and moisture to the meatloaf, then simmering with the pan drippings to make a delicious gravy. Condensed tomato soup is something you should always keep on-hand- you can serve it as is (with a grilled cheese, maybe?) or use it as an ingredient to make this yummy meatloaf. Savory Meatloaf is a home-cooking favorite that will become a go-to recipe for your weekday dinners!
cost per recipe: $8.03
Heat the oven to 350°F. While the oven is heating, season the beef with salt and pepper. Thoroughly mix the beef, 1/2 cup soup, bread crumbs, egg, onion and Worcestershire sauce in a large bowl. Place the beef mixture into a 13x9x2-inch baking pan and shape firmly into an 8x4-inch loaf.
Bake for 1 hour or until the meatloaf is done.
Heat 2 tablespoons pan drippings, remaining soup and water in a 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat until hot. Serve the gravy with the meatloaf.
don't use a baking dish!
I form the meatloaf by hand and place on a baking rack in a pan (with sides) so the fat can drain off of the meatloaf. I just can't stand meat sitting in a pool of fat. Bleck!
I tried this recipe since I had a Campbell's Tomato Soup on hand. I usually use tomato sauce and let me tell you this recipe is way too sweet for us. I prefer the sauce in the loaf and top it off with a simple ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar mix. I also put the loaf on a foiled baking sheet instead of a dish to avoid all the grease.
This is a good recipe, but I like two changes:
1. Add (substitute) some ground pork to the ground beef.
2. Instead of tomato soup, use vegetarian vegetable. This gives the meat loaf a little more flavor and nutrition.
Finally, if you like a little more zip, add a few dashes of Tabasco.
This is the best meatloaf ever. My husband always hated meatloaf growing up because his mothers was awful. He loves this recipe and asks for it at least once a week. I love it too and so easy. Very comforting food. Serve with mashed potatoes and veggies.
Try using crushed Ritz crackers instead of bread crumbs. I also add some grated carrots. Yummy! Campbell's tomato soup does add such a wonderful flavor. Spread some of the soup on the top of the meatloaf before baking.
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.