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Vegetable Soup Meat Loaf Recipe

Vegetable Soup Meat Loaf Recipe

I found this recipe in a booklet that came with my new Hotpoint stove that my parents purchased in 1950. Mom tried the recipe and it has been a family favorite since. I usually serve meat loaf with baked potatoes and we also enjoy cold slices for sandwiches.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 slices white bread, torn
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed vegetarian vegetable soup, undiluted
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce


  • 1. In a large bowl, soak bread in soup for 5 minutes. Stir in the onion, egg, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into an 8-in. x 4-in. oval.
  • 2. Line an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish with foil and grease the foil. Place meat loaf in pan; top with tomato sauce.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and meat is no longer pink. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.

Reviews for Vegetable Soup Meat Loaf

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2016

"This is excellent . The only meat loaf my wife will eat."

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

"Me and my wife are ground turkey eaters. I only modified this recipe a little bit.

Instead of just bread, I used a cup of GFS croutons. And instead of a can of tomato sauce, I combined about 3 Tbs Ketchup, 3 Tbs brown sugar and 1 Tbs A1 sauce.
The meatloaf came out of the oven in a color only slightly lighter than beef and the flavor/moisture/tenderness was amazing."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"very good....lve the veggies in the meat loaf....thanks...."

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"Tasted good, but did not hold together well."

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"I first made this as a home economics cooking assignment back in the 1960s! It still makes a tasty meat loaf."

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"I have been looking for this recipe for years and even asked my mother if she remembered it but found nothing. I am so excited to find this and remember this from my childhood and will definitely try this and see if it is as good as I remember. Thanks so much, Linda, Woodstock, Ga."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2009

"I know how to substitute meat substitutes for meat but this does not sound like a vegetarian dish. Some people may not know what to use in place of ground beef."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.