Athenian Meatloaf with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce
By :Beef It's What's For Dinner
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Votes: 28
Rating: 4.07
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Course Main Course
Browse Category Meat
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Beef, Bread Crumbs, Yogurt
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground beef extra lean
  • 1 cup bread crumbs soft
  • 3/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk low fat
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 tablespoons Greek seasoning dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup greek yogurt plain, low-fat
  • 1/2 cup cucumber diced
Course Main Course
Browse Category Meat
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Beef, Bread Crumbs, Yogurt
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground beef extra lean
  • 1 cup bread crumbs soft
  • 3/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk low fat
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 tablespoons Greek seasoning dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup greek yogurt plain, low-fat
  • 1/2 cup cucumber diced
Votes: 28
Rating: 4.07
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Instructions
  1. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, milk, egg, 1 tablespoon dried Greek seasoning and salt in a large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
  2. Pour 3/4 cup water into the Instant Pot; set rack in water.
  3. To make a foil sling, cut a 28-inch piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil (or layer two pieces of regular foil) and punch 6 to 8 holes in it using a kitchen fork or small knife.
  4. Form beef mixture into an 8 x 4-inch loaf on the foil sling over the holes. Lower the meatloaf with the sling onto the pressure cooker rack. Close and lock pressure cooker lid.
  5. Use beef, stew or high pressure setting; program for 25 minutes. When time is up, let the meatloaf stand in pressure cooker for 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, combine yogurt, cucumber and remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons Greek seasoning in medium bowl. Season with salt, as desired. Set aside.
  7. Use quick-release feature to release pressure on the Instant Pot; carefully remove lid. Using foil sling, transfer meatloaf to cutting board.
  8. Remove foil and cut meatloaf into 8 slices. Serve with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce. Enjoy!
26 replies
  1. Cita
    Cita says:

    Excellent. I had no greek seasoning, so i isef dill , salt , peppwr, and garlic powder. I also used sour cream insyeaf of greek yogurt.

  2. McGonigal0224
    McGonigal0224 says:

    I added 1/2 can of crushed tomatos to the meatloaf and fresh mint to the yogurt. This was a fantastic dish. I would suggest cooking a little longer to get the internal temp to 160.

  3. Matt B
    Matt B says:

    Hi Joegeri,
    Rip off a longish, rectangular piece of foil and place the loaf in the middle of the sheet, with the ends of the loaf pointing to the shortest sides of the rectangle.
    Bring the two ends that are furthest apart, together, so you can pinch and hold them with one hand.
    You’ll have a kind of tear-drop shape if you look at the outline of the edges of the foil you’re now holding with the loaf sitting in the middle.
    Hope this helps!

  4. FossilLinday
    FossilLinday says:

    Easy to make. Tasty and got several meals out if it. Google a recipe and make your own Greek spice blend, it will be worth it.

  5. Tbosnyak2
    Tbosnyak2 says:

    I bought suvlaki seasoning from Amazon and used 3 parts ground lamb with 1 part ground beef. Mixed it well and formed the loaf thenset it in my fridge for eight hours.
    I set it out for 1 hour and cookedit per your recipe. Yummy next time more garlic~

  6. jbsanno
    jbsanno says:

    This was my second recipe in my ne 6q IP. We like our meatloaf denser and less crumbly than how this one turned out, and the Greek flavoring was not to our taste, so we won’t make it again. It was very moist and fully cooked, though, so I’ll try another meatloaf with different flavors. The tzaki sauce came out great, and works well as a veggie dip and a fresh chip dip!

  7. Annedw
    Annedw says:

    Very tasty meal! Both my kids loved it! It did need a little extra time in the oven to brown a bit. Very good meatloaf

  8. Tarah816
    Tarah816 says:

    This turned out really well. Had to put it in the oven on 350 for 10 minutes after it came out of the pot but it was perfect. The sauce is really great with it too. We will definitely be making this one again.

  9. emilam
    emilam says:

    It was not cooked enough at 25 minutes so I placed it in the oven at 350 for approx. 30 minutes. It finished cooking and browned it up.

  10. Hedned
    Hedned says:

    Delish but does need a browning phase in the oven. Next time i try i will use half lamb and half beef! Yummy! The sauce rocks!

  11. Jonesken62
    Jonesken62 says:

    25 minutes is too short. The sauce makes this interesting. Otherwise its just a normal meatloaf that yiu could prepare just as easily and quickly in the oven.

  12. Smilie115
    Smilie115 says:

    My hubby and I love Greek food, so this was a fun twist for us. We used bison and cut the bread crumbs down a bit to make a firmer loaf. Also, we added a pich of dried mint to the sauce ( thank you to the previous reviews!!) and upped the cook time to 40 mins. Delish!!!

  13. ejwolff
    ejwolff says:

    This is the meatloaf for people that love gyros. I made it for dinner last night. Definitely a do-again. The flavor is very similar to the meat you find in gyros, which I love, and the sauce was very similar to what comes with a gyro, too.

    Also, I couldn’t find a Greek Seasoning blend at the grocery store, so I Googled it, found a recipe for it on AllRecipes, and mixed it up myself. I already had everything I needed in my spice cabinet, so that worked out well, too. A+++

  14. ChuckB79
    ChuckB79 says:

    Based on the reviews I increased to cook time to 40 mins, it needed some color on the outside, put it in the oven with the broiler on high for about 10 minutes, came out looking very nice. (Note if you poked holes in the foil sling put something oven friendly under it before putting it in the oven)

  15. Mickleboro
    Mickleboro says:

    Modified the mixture to my old standby meatloaf receipe. First time using my instapot. As others have written, mine was a gray, bleeding mass of meat at 25 minutes. Tried a different setting for another 25 minutes. Still not an edible meal. Tossed in the oven for 30 mins at 375 and it was finally done.

    Still, just my first try.

  16. Savetheoods
    Savetheoods says:

    Was very yummy. Followed what others said and cooked it for 40mins then let sit for 10 before releasing pressure. Color is a bit weird but it was cooked. Broiled it on low for 10min to crisp.

  17. Marcus Pinkus
    Marcus Pinkus says:

    The meat loaf was OK but the cucumber yogurt sauce is a stretch. I overdosed on the Greek seasoning as well if you cut that in half there probably would be better

  18. Marcus Pinkus
    Marcus Pinkus says:

    Like everyone else cooking time needs to be increased and you could cut the Greek seasoning 1/2 and be OK I don’t get the yogurt and cucumber sauce it was OK but it didn’t seem to go with the meat loaf that’s a stretch not sure I would try this one again.

  19. Gwgosset
    Gwgosset says:

    Loved it. Even my picky high school kids had seconds! This is not your typical meatloaf. I used two lbs of bison for a healthier option.

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