Instant Pot Meatloaf

Instant Pot Meatloaf

Meatloaf is one of those meals that most everyone loves and everyone has the best recipe, right?! I set out this week to come up with a meatloaf dinner that everyone would love, fixed right in your instant pot. (Have I mentioned that I just love, love, love my Instant Pot!) However, before I get into this easy instant pot meatloaf recipe, I thought you might be interested in a few meatloaf facts.

Instant Pot Meatloaf

 

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The Ultimate Instant Pot Meatloaf Dinner

Okay, not THAT Meatloaf!

Meatloaf (the food dish, not the singer) is a combination of meat and ingredients that are mixed together and formed into the shape of a loaf.

Hence the name, meatloaf.

Do you know where meatloaf’s origins began? Well, meatloaf has European roots. You can find it mentioned in the cookery collection, Apicius,as early as the 5th century, when talking about meatloaf of minced meat.

There is an absolutely fascinating chart found HERE that lists the names of meatloaf in countries.

Despite the fact that various forms of the dish have been served since colonial times, meatloaf didn’t make its appearance in American cookbooks until the late 19th century.

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Meatloaf is a Comfort Food

When I think about meatloaf, I think of comfort food. It’s got a great flavor and taste, and it just hits your tummy and stays. It’s a great meal option for families to have when schedules are super busy because it cooks up great, plus tastes super yummy for leftovers as well!

Is there anything better than a nice piece of meatloaf that you can take with your for lunch the next day? I think not!

Without further ado, let’s learn how to make a meatloaf instant pot dinner!

 

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Instant Pot Meatloaf Ingredients

1 lb. ground beef (defrosted)
One cup bread or cracker crumbs (we use soy free)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3 eggs
1 tbsp. minced garlic
One tsp onion powder
1/4 cup ketchup (you can make this homemade in the instant pot)
1 tsp pepper
One tsp salt
1 1/2 cup broth (vegetable, chicken, or beef) (if soy free check the ingredients or you can also make this in the instant pot too)
3 red potatoes cut into quarters
2 carrots chopped
1/2 cup ketchup for the top (optional)

This is my favorite kind of ketchup since I try to stick to low carb, unless I make my ownIt has less sugar content than the other ketchup options out there.

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If you are new to the Instant Pot, start with my post on how to use an instant pot.

Instant Pot Meatloaf Directions 

1) Combine ground beef, crackers, parmesan cheese, eggs, garlic, onion powder, ketchup, pepper, and salt in a large bowl. When the ingredients are combined, press the meat firmly to the bottom of the so that the meat takes the shape of the bowl.

Instant Pot Meatloaf

Instant Pot Meatloaf

 

Instant Pot Meatloaf

2) Criss-cross two sheets of aluminum foil. Turn the bowl with the meat upside down in the center of the aluminum foil. Your meatloaf and foil bowl should be just smaller than your Instant Pot insert.

 

Instant Pot Meatloaf

Instant Pot Meatloaf

3) Then, roll the edges of the foil up to form a bowl shape around the meatloaf. Place the meatloaf and foil on top of a metal steaming basket.

 

Instant Pot Meatloaf

4) Next, dump the carrots, potatoes, and broth in the Instant Pot. Place the trivet rack that came with the Instant Pot or another type that you have on top of the vegetables. This will keep the meatloaf and vegetables separate.

 

Instant Pot Meatloaf

 

 

 

Instant Pot Meatloaf

 

Instant Pot Meatloaf

 

Instant Pot Meatloaf

5) Next you will want to cover the top of the meatloaf with the additional 1/2 cup ketchup as desired.

Instant Pot Meatloaf

 

6) Lock your lid into place and turn the steam valve to sealing. Cook your meatloaf on high pressure for 35 minutes using the manual setting. When done let the pressure release using the quick release method.

Instant Pot Meatloaf

 

7) Remove the meatloaf from the Instant Pot and set on a baking sheet. Place the meatloaf in the oven under the broiler for 5-7 minutes to thicken the ketchup on top. Let your meatloaf sit for 5-10 minutes to cool, then slice and serve.

Instant Pot Meatloaf

Instant Pot Meatloaf Tips

Your vegetables will be soft similar to being cooked in a slow cooker all day. For firmer vegetables, do not add the vegetables in the beginning. Instead, cook the meatloaf for 25 minutes.

Release the pressure and remove the meatloaf. Then add the vegetables to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Reinsert your meatloaf and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

Instant Pot Meatloaf

 

Why Meatloaf Instant Pot Recipe Works

And there you have it…just like that, you have a super delicious, hearty, and easy Instant Pot Meatloaf recipe that you can make right away.

While I say it’ll be good for leftovers, there’s also a pretty darn good chance that there won’t be a bite left over at all. If that’s the case, then all that means is your going to have to add this recipe into your meal-planning rotation and make another meatloaf or two in the very near future.

 

Meatloaf is perfect for the Fall and Winter months, so now is a perfect time to start perfecting this recipe. Trust me…it’s so simple that you’ll be a pro after making it just one time!

Don’t forget to print the recipe out for later. You can also check it out on you tube by clicking here! 

Instant Pot Meat Loaf

Instant Pot Meat Loaf

It’s a great meal option for families to have when schedules are super busy because it cooks up great, plus tastes super yummy for leftovers as well!

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs. ground beef defrosted
  • 1 cup bread or cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup broth vegetable, chicken, or beef
  • 3 red potatoes cut into quarters
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup for the top optional

Instructions

  1. Combine ground beef, crackers, parmesan cheese, eggs, garlic, onion powder, ketchup, pepper, and salt in a large bowl. When the ingredients are combined, press the meat firmly to the bottom of the so that the meat takes the shape of the bowl.
  2. Crisscross two sheet of aluminum foil. Turn the bowl with the meat upside down in the center of the aluminum foil. Your meat load and foil bowl should be just smaller than your Instant Pot insert. Then, roll the edges of the foil up to form a bowl shape around the meat load. Place the meatloaf and foil on top of metal steaming basket, or another type trivet ie silicone.
  3. Next dump the carrots, potatoes, and broth in the Instant Pot. Place the metal rack that came with the Instant Pot on top of the vegetables. This will keep the meatloaf and vegetables separate. Then slide the steaming basket with the meat loaf into the Instant Pot to sit on top of the wire rack. Cover the top of the meatloaf with the additional 1/2 cup ketchup is desired.
  4. Lock your lid into place and turn the steam valve to sealing. Cook your meat load on high pressure for 35 minutes using the manual setting. When done let the pressure release using the quick release method.
  5. Remove the meatloaf from the Instant Pot and set on a baking sheet. Place the meatloaf in the over under the broiler for 5-7 minutes to thicken the ketchup on top. Let you meatloaf set for 5-10 minutes to cool, then slice and serve.
  6. Note: Your vegetables will be soft like when they cook in a slow cooker all day. For firmer vegetables, do not add the vegetables in the begging. Instead cook the meatloaf for 25 minutes. Release the pressure and remove the meatloaf. Then add the vegetables to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Reinsert your meatloaf and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 858Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 292mgSodium: 1637mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 6gSugar: 17gProtein: 59g

We make no claims this information is accurate.

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14 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, I just now found this comment! I am so, so sorry! Are you asking how to convert this to a regular pressure cooker recipe?

  2. I would like to know what changes would be needed to double this recipe. One pound of beef is just not enough for a family with two teenagers.

  3. Hi Bonnie, I would dd another 5-10 minutes to double the recipe. I totally understand the teenage boy thing! We now have our first teenager. When the rest get there, I will need to use both my pots at the same time. lol

  4. This looks delicious and easy! I can prep the ingredients the night before or that morning before work for such a simple dinner after work. 🙂 If I don’t use ketchup on the top, there is no need to broil, correct? Thanks!

  5. I don’t have a “steam pan” is that a must or can the foil just set on wire rack that comes with instant pot?

  6. Add sauted onion and Worchester sauce to the meatloaf. And the vegetables need some seasoning a little plain but it was good with those changes!!

  7. If you don’t have an instant pot can make in a slow cooker on high for 4 hrs give it a try. place the alum foil on the bottom and bring up sides to use to lift it out when it’s baked.

  8. Can I make this with ground chicken instead of beef and if so, any adjustments to make ie the cooking time?

  9. I haven’t tested it with ground chicken, I would imagine it would be the same but couldn’t 100% verify that unless I tested. If you try it, let me know how it worked for you. 🙂

  10. I love this recipe. Everything was great but next time i will use more broth.

  11. It is cool when see this recipe. I love instant pot since it offers many nice recipes. It is also easy to cook with. Thanks for your great sharing. I will be back with reviews after trying.

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