Juicy Pressure Cooker Meatloaf
By :Amy Jacky
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Make these Juicy Pressure Cooker Meatloaf soaked in homemade umami tomato sauce. Mouthful of smoky & cheesy meatloaf is satisfying, thrifty & delicious!
Votes: 13
Rating: 4
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Meat
Duration 1-2 hours
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Bacon, Beef, Eggs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef lean
  • 6 strips bacon minced
  • 1 medium onion roughly chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic roughly minced
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano dired
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seed ground
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 ounces cheese a combination of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and Mozzarella cheese taste great in this recipe!
  • 2 cups chicken stock low sodium
  • 13.5 ounces tomato sauce 1 can
  • 1 teaspoon basil for tomato sauce
  • 2/3 cup tomato paste for tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oregano dried, for tomato sauce
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Meat
Duration 1-2 hours
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Bacon, Beef, Eggs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef lean
  • 6 strips bacon minced
  • 1 medium onion roughly chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic roughly minced
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano dired
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seed ground
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 ounces cheese a combination of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and Mozzarella cheese taste great in this recipe!
  • 2 cups chicken stock low sodium
  • 13.5 ounces tomato sauce 1 can
  • 1 teaspoon basil for tomato sauce
  • 2/3 cup tomato paste for tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oregano dried, for tomato sauce
Votes: 13
Rating: 4
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Instructions
  1. Combine all the meatloaf ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients and mix well with your hands. Do not overmix. Make sure the eggs are beaten before adding it to the meatloaf mixture
  2. Test the seasoning by cooking a small portion of the meat mixture on a skillet over medium high heat. Taste and add more seasoning if necessary.
  3. Gently pack the meat mixture together to form a meatloaf. Make sure the meatloaf can fit into your pressure cooker. The thickest part of our meatloaf was almost 4 inches thick.
  4. Fold a piece of aluminum foil into a long strip to form a sling. Make sure it is wide enough to hold the whole meatloaf. This will help you easily transport the meatloaf.
  5. Combine all the tomato sauce ingredients together in the Instant Pot. Mix well until the tomato paste dissolves into the tomato sauce mixture.
  6. Place a steamer rack into the pressure cooker. Place the aluminum foil sling on the rack and carefully place the meatloaf on top of it.
  7. Lock the pressure cooker lid and cook on Manual at High Pressure for 16 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it fully Natural Release. Open the lid carefully.
  8. While the meatloaf and tomato sauce are cooking, preheat oven to 450°F.
  9. Remove the meatloaf by carrying the foil sling. Confirm the meatloaf’s internal temperature is at least 160°F with a food thermometer and set aside.
  10. Press Sauté and adjust button twice. Bring the tomato sauce to a simmer and reduce it until desired consistency (Roughly 5 – 8 minutes). Brush the thickened tomato sauce over the whole meatloaf with a silicone basting brush.
  11. Place the meatloaf in the oven on the top rack for 10 – 15 minutes.
Recipe Notes
  1. Tip for Serving Sauce: If you want to serve your favorite pasta or side dish with the easy tomato sauce, make sure to season the tomato sauce with kosher salt and ground black pepper first
  2. How long to cook meatloaf? Pressure cooking time is mostly dependent on the meat’s thickness. The meatloaf we made was almost 4 inches thick (see above picture). So, adjust the cooking time according to your meatloaf’s thickness.
  3. Foil Sling Method (see above picture): we folded a piece of aluminum foil and created a “foil sling”. We placed it on the steamer rack in the pressure cooker before placing the meatloaf in. This makes transporting the meatloaf so much easier!
  4. Mixing in the Tomato Paste: Mixing in 156 ml tomato paste to 898 ml of tomato sauce + chicken stock mixture should not cause scorching. If you are unsure, pour it in without mixing it into the tomato paste.
  5. Serving Sauce: If you’re serving your favorite pasta or side dish with the easy tomato sauce, make sure to first season it with kosher salt and ground black pepper.

8 replies
  1. PR_Cooks
    PR_Cooks says:

    I’ve made this a couple times and it’s always a hit. I prefer to saute the onion and garlic before adding to the meatloaf mixture. The foil sling was a big help. This recipe makes enough leftover sauce for a full pasta dinner.

  2. Lromanick
    Lromanick says:

    Really moist meatloaf…made lots of liquid and I was uneasy about it cooking all up like soup but it came out good..next time I’d add a dash of smoky bbq or smoked paprika to the tomato sauce mix for on top. Delicious!

  3. chphelps
    chphelps says:

    The recipe was different but delicious. Step #5 confused my husband and after burning the sauce in the IP pan, we finally gave up and put it all in the conventional oven.

  4. DSW
    DSW says:

    The whole reason I bought the InstantPot was to simplify cooking, so having to switch to the oven halfway through makes no sense to me.

  5. Maryks
    Maryks says:

    This recipe on app doesn’t seperate the meatloaf from the sauce. I added the broth to the meatloaf. I then had to add to the meat mixture to hold together. I’ll let you know how it tirns out later.

  6. Jgreenhood
    Jgreenhood says:

    Wasnt sure what they meant insome of the instructions but found a video and it came oit great.

  7. Gassyclown
    Gassyclown says:

    We used our goto favorite meatloaf recipe with a ketchup/bbq sauce on top and a 7in pan we use in it for baking and it was juicy with easy cleanup.

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