Onion meatloaf, vintage-style: The soup mix recipe from 1964

Onion meatloaf retro recipe from the 1960s (1)

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If you’re in the mood for a savory old-fashioned dinner, here’s a delicious way to make onion meatloaf with soup mix, vintage ’60s-style.

Onion meatloaf retro recipe from the 1960s (1)

Onion meatloaf, vintage-style

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 package Knorr Onion Soup Mix
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1-3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Lightly combine 1/4 cup soup mix, beef, crumbs, egg and milk with fork.
  2. Shape into loaf and place in a roasting pan.
  3. Bake at 350 (F) degrees for 1-1/2 hours.
  4. Remove loaf from pan.
  5. Mix remaining soup mix and 1-3/4 cups water into drippings in pan.
  6. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  7. Blend flour with 1/4 cup water.
  8. Stir into mixture in pan.
  9. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  10. Serve with meatloaf.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 589Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 543mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 48g

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Onion meatloaf retro recipe from the 1960s (2)

Making a meatloaf with dry soup mix

From the 1960s: Knorr onion soup has more onions. More beef stock. More flavor. Richer, tastier onion flavor. Enjoy it 3 ways: (1) As soup. (2) As a dip. (3) As a glorious cooking ingredient in meatloaf, gravies, etc.

Onion meatloaf retro recipe (1964)

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