Instant Pot Meatloaf


This Instant Pot meatloaf is quick to prepare and delicious. It's made a little sweet with apple.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins



  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs

  • ½ cup diced onion

  • ½ apple - peeled, cored, and diced

  • 1 egg

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Make the meatloaf: Mix beef, bread crumbs, onion, apple, egg, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until evenly blended.

    Mix all meatloaf ingredients together in a bowl until evenly blended.

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  2. Shape the beef mixture into a loaf and place on a large piece of aluminum foil. Fold the foil up and around the edges of the meatloaf, creating a makeshift loaf pan.

    Beef mixture shaped into a loaf with a make-shift aluminum pan around it.

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  3. Pour 1/2 cup water into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and place the steam rack inside with the handles up. Place the meatloaf on top of the rack. Close and lock the lid; seal the vent. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 25 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

    Place loaf in a pressure cooker, with a half cup of water.

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  4. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  5. Release cooker pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to the manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Transfer meatloaf, still on the rack, to a baking sheet. Broil meatloaf in the oven until browned, about 5 minutes.

    Meatloaf cooked until broiler until browned.

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  6. Meanwhile, make the topping: Combine ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar in a small bowl.

    Topping ingredients combined in a small bowl.

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  7. Brush over meatloaf and broil again until caramelized, 1 to 2 minutes.

    Topping brushed over meatloaf and placed back in the oven until caramelized.

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Close up on a plate of mashed potatoes with two slices of meatloaf resting to the side.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

295 Calories
15g Fat
19g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 295
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 466mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 338mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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