This easy meatloaf is very flavorful thanks to the homemade onion soup mix! The pan drippings also make a divine gravy…you’ll never use ketchup again!
2 pounds ground beef
1 recipe onion soup mix (or 1 envelope)
¾ cup bread crumbs
¾ cup water
¼ cup flour
½ teaspoon browning sauce (such as Kitchen Bouquet)
1. Heat oven to 350°. Combine all ingredients except the flour and browning sauce in a large bowl. Place in a loaf pan. Bake uncovered for 1 hour or until done. Let stand 10 minutes.
2. Remove loaf from pan, cover to keep warm. Strain the pan juices into a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Spoon off fat, reserving 3 tablespoons. Add water, if necessary to make 2 cups of pan juices.
3. Pour pan drippings and juices into a sauce pan. Whisk or stir in ¼ cup of flour until smooth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat; add browning liquid.
Serve with mashed potatoes, if desired.
Makes 8 servings