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The Premade Mix That Will Amp Up Your Meatloaf
The greatest thing about meatloaf is that it can be customized to fit any preference, whether you choose to make a classic ketchup-glazed loaf or add peppers, BBQ sauce, or other twists. If you love meatloaf, but find that making it from scratch — much less adding extra flair — takes too long, you should try this shortcut ingredient.
Adding dry onion soup mix to meatloaf originated in a 1936 General Electric Kitchen Institute cookbook, "The New Art of Modern Cookery." Their recipe includes just six ingredients (eggs, water, ketchup, ground beef, breadcrumbs, and a packet of onion soup mix) that are stirred together and then baked in a loaf pan.
The result of this low-effort recipe is a classic meatloaf with a surprisingly savory umami kick. If you're willing to include a few more ingredients, try adding chopped onion and Worcestershire sauce to bring out the soup mix's flavor; either way, the meatloaf will last in the fridge for four days and in the freezer for three months.