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instant pot meatloaf and potatoes

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
J. White Harris
Gallatin, TN

I got the idea for this from a recipe I saw on the internet. I decided to adapt my recipe for "Better Tasting Meatloaf" and add potatoes as a side dish that can be cooked at the same time as the meatloaf. I had to do some improvising to figure out how to get two meatloaves and the potatoes into the Instant Pot. I used an 8 quart Instant Pot and that gave me more room in the pot. If using a 6 quart Instant Pot it would be best to do 1 meatloaf. Anyway, it worked, and I got great tasting meatloaf and delightful potatoes for a side dish. This is a combination that I will be using again. It's good.

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What's great about this Instant Pot recipe is it's actually two in one! The meatloaf and potatoes are cooked to perfection at the same time. We have a smaller 5 quart Instant Pot so we opted to half the recipe and use two mini loaf pans side by side; they fit perfectly. The sage in the meatloaf shines with a great savory flavor. We loved the tangy sweetness of the glaze. Potatoes are made to go with meatloaf and these are full of delicious garlic, buttery goodness and topped with yummy Parmesan cheese.

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★★★★★ 2
serves About 8 servings
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For instant pot meatloaf and potatoes

  • 1-1/2 lb
    Golden Little potatoes
  • 1 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 stick
    butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 c
    Parmesan cheese
  • garnish with dried or fresh chives
  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 box
    (6-oz) stuffing mix
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 clove
    garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    rubbed sage
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tsp
    Worcestershire sauce

How To Make instant pot meatloaf and potatoes

  • The ingredients for the glaze in a small bowl.
    MEATLOAF GLAZE In a bowl mix together the ketchup, packed brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside 1/2 cup to use to glaze meatloaf.
  • Ground beef and the meatloaf ingredients mixed in a bowl.
    FOR THE MEATLOAF In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, eggs, milk, stuffing mix, onion, bell pepper, garlic, salt, sage, pepper, and all but 1/2 cup of the meatloaf glaze. Be sure this is well mixed, I suggest using your clean hands to mix. Divide this into 2 equal portions.
  • Meatloaf meat added to loaf pans.
    Cut two aluminum trays in half across the middle. Overlap the halves and adjust them to a size that will fit the Instant Pot. Put the meat loaves into the two improvised aluminum trays.
  • Potatoes added to the bottom of the Instant Pot.
    FOR THE POTATOES Put the potatoes, chicken broth, and garlic in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Meatloaf trays placed on top of trivet in the Instant Pot.
    Place a trivet insert on top of the potatoes. Place one of the meatloaves on top of the trivet. Place a second trivet on top of the first meatloaf and add the second Meatloaf on the second trivet.
  • Placing the lid on the Instant Pot.
    Put the lid on the Instant Pot, be sure the vent valve is closed, and the lid is properly secured. Push the MANUAL setting and set for 20 minutes on high pressure.
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    When the 20 minutes of pressure cooking is complete, move the valve to VENTING for a quick release of pressure. When the pressure has dissipated, carefully remove the lid of the Instant Pot.
  • Coating the cooked meatloaf with the extra glaze.
    Using oven mitts, carefully remove the meatloaves to a baking sheet. Use the reserved meatloaf glaze to coat the top of the meatloaves.
  • Broiling the top of the loaves of meatloaf.
    Set your oven to "High Broil" and put the meatloaves under the broiler for a few minutes. When the glaze is hot and bubbly, remove the loaves from the oven and allow them to cool and use a large spatula to move to a serving plate.
  • Topping the potatoes with Parmesan cheese.
    Carefully remove the potatoes to a serving dish. Add the melted butter, Parmesan cheese, and garnish with the chives.