Lipton Onion Soup Meatballs Recipe

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Looking for the best Lipton meatball recipe? This is it! These meatballs will knock your socks off and have you begging for more!

If you’re looking for the best meatball recipe, you’ve come to the right place. These meatballs are incredible! I always get excited when they’re on the meal plan.

They’re so easy to make, the freeze really well, and you probably have everything you need to make them. Talk about a triple threat!

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Whether you’re looking for a simple recipe, an easy recipe, or a classic recipe, this is the recipe for you!

Three bowls of meatballs and mashed potatoes.

What’s In Lipton Onion Soup Meatballs?

Lipton Homemade Meatballs are made with mostly ingredients you should have on hand. That’s one of the things that makes this recipe so amazing. You’ll need:


Ground Beef: I make this recipe with lean ground beef because I always have it on hand. You could use ground beef, ground pork, ground chuck, ground turkey, ground chicken, ground sausage, or any other ground meat you’d like.

Lipton Soup Mix: I added a whole envelope of Lipton onion soup mix to the other ingredients. Dry onion soup mix is made mainly of onions, salt, corn starch, onion powder, sugar, and soy sauce. It makes the meatballs so delicious!

You could add onion flakes or onion powder if you don’t have Lipton french onion soup mix. That would give it a wonderful onion flavor.

Oats: I use old fashioned oats when I make them. You could use quick oats or old fashioned rolled oats in you have those as well. Bread crumbs would also be amazing inlace of the oats!

Egg: Egg is one of the binding ingredients in this recipe. Plus, they’re delicious and super healthy!

Worcestershire Sauce: Worcestershire Sauce helps give the meatballs a great flavor! It is also one of the binding agents.

Sweet And Sour Sauce

My favorite way to make these meatballs is with sweet and sour sauce!

Ketchup: Ketchup is one of the ingredients that makes these meatballs so sweet and yummy. My whole family loves them!

Brown Sugar: Brown sugar is another ingredient that’s just there for amazing flavor. Those are my favorite ingredients!

Teriyaki Sauce: I use Yoshida’s teriyaki sauce with this recipe and it’s so yummy! Feel free to use whichever teriyaki sauce you’d like. You could also use barbecue sauce instead of teriyaki sauce.

Vinegar: Vinegar is the sour in “Sweet and Sour” in this recipe.

Mustard: Just a little bit of mustard really helps this recipe. But don’t worry if you don’t like mustard. I don’t like it and you can’t even tell it’s there. Pinky promise!

Pepper And Salt: Add black pepper and salt to taste.

You can also add garlic powder, Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese, or other spices that you want to!

When I make these meatballs, I pretty much always make the sweet and sour sauce with it. They would also be delicious with marinara sauce, spaghetti sauce, or tomato sauce!

How Do You Make Meatballs?

It’s SO easy to make these meatballs. Anyone can make them!

  1. First, combine beef and all of the meatball ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix it until it’s completely combined.
  3. Use a cookie scoop and scoop the meatball mixture into meatballs.
  4. Place the meatballs on a cookie sheet or 9×13 baking dish.
  5. Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  6. Pour the sauce over the meatballs.
  7. Bake the meatballs at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes.
A closeup of a bowl of Lipton onion soup meatballs and mashed potatoes.

How to Store Meatballs

The best way to keep meatballs fresh is to store them in an airtight container or plastic wrap in the fridge for up to three days.

Freeze them! If you have leftover meatballs that you’re not going to eat the next day, you should freeze them. Flash freeze the meatballs first on a cookie sheet in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.

Then you can put them in an airtight container or ziplock back and freeze them. They will be good for up to six months. When you’re ready to eat frozen meatballs, you can either allow the meat to thaw or cook it from frozen.

A 9x13 pan of raw meatballs ready to go in the oven.

I wrote a whole other post about the best temperature to cook meatballs and how long to cook them. It also has storing tips, other helpful tips, and more info about how to make perfect meatballs! You can read all about it here.


What is the best binder for meatballs?

I like using an egg, Worcestershire sauce, and oats and the binders for my meatballs.

Should you cook onions before adding to meatballs?

No, you don’t need to cook unions before adding them to meatballs. You can if you’d like to though.

Is it better to bake or pan fry meatballs?

Either baking or pan frying meatballs is great! They will both taste delicious. I prefer baking them though, because it’s less hands on and less messy.

What is Lipton onion soup mix made of?

Lipton onion soup mix is made mainly of onions, salt, corn starch, onion powder, sugar, and soy sauce.

The Bottom Line

These sweet and sour Lipton onion soup meatballs are so easy to make, super versatile, and delicious. Plus, you probably have everything you need at home to make them. Most likely, you won’t need to go to the grocery store.

They freeze amazing well and they’re healthy and filling. They really are the perfect meal! It’s sure to be your next family favorite recipe.

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