Quick, easy, and delicious meatloaf made in the Instant Pot®. Made a little sweet with apple.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Topping:

Directions

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  • Combine beef, bread crumbs, onion, apple, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until evenly blended.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Release cooker pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to 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.

  • Combine ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar in a small bowl. Brush over meatloaf and broil again until caramelized, 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

294.9 calories; 21.5 g protein; 18.5 g carbohydrates; 71 mg cholesterol; 466.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2019
Made recipe exactly as called for but used a springform pan on a trivet . AMAZING! Kids loved it! (I would make extra sauce to serve with it next time) ***I also cooked it with a bunch of halved potatoes and 1 cup chicken broth + 1/2 stick butter + 1/4 cup Parmesan in the bottom, which I then blended. So we got yummy mashed potatoes and meatloaf out of one 25 minute Instapot meal! (If you do this, skip the water in the pot called for in the recipe)*** Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/27/2018
the only change I made was to use about 1/4 cup freshly chopped onion. The potatoes were way overdone, but the meatloaf was cooked properly. I did not put it under the broiler to finish; it was finished just fine. I think if I do this again, I will set the timer for only 18 minutes, and then finish the loaf under the broiler. I also was not a big fan of the balsamic in the glaze. I think it would have been better with about 1/2 of the vinegar and adding 2-3 Tbls. of brown sugar....which is what I will use next time. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2019
Made recipe exactly as called for but used a springform pan on a trivet . AMAZING! Kids loved it! (I would make extra sauce to serve with it next time) ***I also cooked it with a bunch of halved potatoes and 1 cup chicken broth + 1/2 stick butter + 1/4 cup Parmesan in the bottom, which I then blended. So we got yummy mashed potatoes and meatloaf out of one 25 minute Instapot meal! (If you do this, skip the water in the pot called for in the recipe)*** Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2019
Made recipe exactly as called for but used a springform pan on a trivet . AMAZING! Kids loved it! (I would make extra sauce to serve with it next time) ***I also cooked it with a bunch of halved potatoes and 1 cup chicken broth + 1/2 stick butter + 1/4 cup Parmesan in the bottom, which I then blended. So we got yummy mashed potatoes and meatloaf out of one 25 minute Instapot meal! (If you do this, skip the water in the pot called for in the recipe)*** Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2018
the only change I made was to use about 1/4 cup freshly chopped onion. The potatoes were way overdone, but the meatloaf was cooked properly. I did not put it under the broiler to finish; it was finished just fine. I think if I do this again, I will set the timer for only 18 minutes, and then finish the loaf under the broiler. I also was not a big fan of the balsamic in the glaze. I think it would have been better with about 1/2 of the vinegar and adding 2-3 Tbls. of brown sugar....which is what I will use next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2018
This was my first use of an Instant Pot. Meatloaf is a favorite of my. wife. I made recipe exactly as described and we both thought this was very good. Next time may make more sauce to serve at table side: 2 lb of ground beef make a large amount of meatloaf. Will be looking for more instant pot recipes, hopefully as good as this one. Thanks for sharing with the community. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2019
Best meatloaf ever from the Instant Pot! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2020
I loved it. Made a couple of changes. No apples (didn't have one) Italian bread crumbs not plain and added one egg. Didn't make the topping and used what I had...last of the ketchup and Sweet Baby Ray barbeque sauce. mixed the two and brushed on. Preheated oven to 400 and set timer for 15 minutes. Perfect. I looked in the pot before taking out and saw the grease in the foil so I took a knife and poked a hole and drained it into the water before transferring to a pan. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2019
Tasted delicious but could not cut the loaf. It instantly fell apart into a pile of meat. Maybe 1/4 cup of water next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2019
Pretty good taste. Would like to know which size pot the author used wondering if it made a difference. My meat came out done on the ends and sides middle was extremely rare. meat thermometer read 110 when we took it out of the broiler. Rather than wait for the pot to build up pressure we put it in the oven at 350 until the internal temperature said 160 about 25 more minutes! Unlike another person who said there's wasn't done due to his/her total meat weight being 2.25 instead of the 2lbs called for mine was exactly two pounds (I've noticed at Wally Mart the 1lb packages are marked exactly one pound the two lb packages are marked 2.25...not sure about other stores). Would also like to know what fat ratio the author used to see if that makes a difference. My beef was 97/3. I was surprised at how good it tasted after it was done. I've never put apples in my meatloaf before. Other than the apples and the topping it was identical to what we usually make (we only use ketchup on the top...not a fan of BBQ sauce on meatloaf which is what ketchup mustard and brown sugar give you). I'd give this five stars for taste and three for not enough information so four it is!:-) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/09/2020
Horrible. Pressure cooker wouldn’t pressurize. I cooked in the oven. It was just plain ground beef , ketchup and mustard. I felt I was eating a hamburger Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2020
FINALLY! I halved this recipe since I live alone and followed it to the letter (as I do with any new recipe......I can always tweak it next time). This was AMAZING.......I have a small, high side pan that came with my air fryer and I used that in my 3 qt. Instant Pot and set it for 40 minutes and put 2 red skin potato's in with and let it go. When it was done I released the pressure, took my potato's out for mashing and drained the "liquid" in my meatloaf pan. I mixed the sauce for the top but added a bit more sweet for me and put it in my oven and let the top "dry out" and put the sauce over it and let it set. Sliced, plated and ate and I loved it. I was shocked about the apples but I could not detect any apple flavor and I made my own breadcrumbs from crusty bread. Basically, this is the first "GOOD" meatloaf I have made in a long time and I am making this AGAIN! THANK YOU for posting this. OH! I put foil over the meatloaf in my IP and placed the taters on top if that helps anyone. Read More
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