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Vegetable Soup Meat Loaf

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
  • Makes
    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


  • 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 8x4-in. oval.
  • Line an 11x7-in. baking dish with foil and grease the foil. Place meat loaf in pan; top with tomato sauce.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160° and meat is no longer pink. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

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  • Dave F
    Apr 11, 2016

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

  • JerimiahM
    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.

  • flowers40
    Feb 10, 2013

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

  • dschultz01
    Nov 13, 2012

    Tasted good, but did not hold together well.

  • Isolda
    Feb 24, 2010

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

  • lindaw02
    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.

  • elainesawyer
    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.