Meatloaf 2.0
Hints for making the blue plate special, whether you're a traditionalist or someone who thinks of "meat" and "loaf" as mere suggestions.
Meatloaf and fork on plate
The Ultimate Throwback Ingredient
Onion soup mix: Those packets are handy for making many dishes, from the perfect chip dip to spiced-just-right roasted potatoes, to yes, savory meatloaf. Some brands contain MSG and corn syrup, but Simply Organic French Onion Dip mix does not.

Mix 1 envelope with 2 pounds of beef, 2 eggs, 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs, 1/3 cup ketchup and 1/3 cup water. Form into a loaf on a lightly greased baking sheet with a rim, and bake at 350° for about 1 hour and 15 minutes (until the internal temperature is 160°). As with any meatloaf, let the dish rest for 15 minutes before serving to help keep slices neat and prevent all the juices from running out as soon as you cut in.