Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
I found this recipe years ago in the Best Recipes from the backs of boxes, bottles, cans and jars cookbook. It's still my husband's favorite meatloaf. I usually add another can of soup for the gravy so that we have plenty to pour over mashed potatoes too. Most times I also add some sauteed mushrooms to the gravy.
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs or 1⁄2 cup oats
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1⁄3 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup water
- Mix thoroughly 1/2 cup soup, beef, breadcrumbs, egg, onion, and salt.
- Shape firmly into loaf (8x4-inch); place in shallow baking pan.
- Bake at 375ºF for 1 hour, 15 minutes.
- In saucepan, blend remaining soup, water, and 2 to 3 tablespoons drippings.
- Heat, stirring occasionally.
- Serve with loaf.
This is a delicious, easy recipe. The only change I made was to use "Campell's Golden Mushroom Soup". I have been using this product for many years after I was told to use it in a Beef Stroganoff recipe and it makes a marvelous difference.
DH requested meatloaf for his birthday dinner (I know! but some folks are very basic, lol) and I tried to shape like a chicken. It didn't end up looking much like one but it was fun. I can truthfully say that this recipe, made exactly as written, is now also my DH's fav meatloaf. He loves it because it doesn't have any of the things things like herbs, spices, green pepper an so on. The mushroom soup adds a creaminess to the texture that is very enjoyable and everyone at the table gave a 5 star rating. I did use the soup gravy but I didn't add any of the drippings because I didn't want the extra fat. I have added this to his cookbook so he can have it any time. Thanks sweetie for making my DH very happy on his B-day. :D
We liked this... but it lacked the WOW factor. DH also commented that additional herbs would have been welcome or "something" extra to just bounce this up a notch and make it a little less plain. Other than that it was very edible indeed and my fussy 6 year old DD even tried a mouthful.. didn't want more but the mouthful went ok, so maybe there IS hope for super fussy eaters. Please see my rating system: 4 stars for a great basic recipe, (the texture was excellent) but one where would we, Zaar spoiled as we are, would like to zap up rather a lot with some additional ingredients. Thanks !