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Best Ever Meat Loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom or Golden Mushroom Soup
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water

Instructions

  1. Mix thoroughly 1/2 cup soup, beef, bread crumbs, egg, onion and salt. Shape firmly into 8 x 4-inch loaf; place in shallow baking pan.
  2. Bake at 375 degrees F for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  3. In saucepan, blend remaining soup, water, and 2 to 3 tablespoons drippings. Heat; stir occasionally. Serve with loaf.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Swedish Meat Loaf: Add 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg to loaf. Blend remaining soup with 1/3 cup sour cream; omit drippings and water. Serve over loaf; sprinkle with additional nutmeg. Garnish with thinly sliced cucumber.