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Home-Style Meatloaf In the Instant Pot

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This recipe for Home-Style Meatloaf takes all of the classic flavors of traditional meatloaf, is gluten-free, and made in an Instant Pot. 

Instant Pot Home-style Meatloaf
Meatloaf ranks among the top 100 classic comfort foods in America.  It’s great for a family weeknight meal as well as special occasions.

How To Make Meatloaf in the Instant Pot

If you don’t have a glass pan like me, you can make do by forming an Instant Pot-safe bowl out of foil.  Make sure that the seams are sealed so that it doesn’t leak any juices.

foil pan in Instant Pot with meatloaf

For this recipe, you need the following ingredients:

Glaze

  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Meatloaf

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup peeled and finely diced yellow onion
  • ¼ cup seeded and finely diced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup water

Start by making the glaze by combining the glaze ingredients in a small bowl.  Set the glaze to the side.

Next, in a large bowl, combine all meatloaf ingredients (except the water) with your hands.  Form the mixture into a ball, flattening the top, then place the meatloaf into a 7-cup glass dish (or the foil bowl as I mentioned above).  Brush the top of meatloaf with 1/2 of glaze mixture.

Add water to the Instant Pot®. Insert a steam rack and then place the glass dish on top of the steam rack. Lock the Instant Pot lid.

Press the Meat button and cook for the default of 35 minutes. When the timer beeps, release pressure naturally for 10 minutes. Quick-release any additional pressure until float valve drops and then unlock the lid.

Remove the meatloaf from the pot and let cool at room temperature for 10 minutes. Gently tilt the glass bowl over the sink and pour out any liquid. Brush on the remaining glaze. Slice the meatloaf and serve warm.

 

Yield: 6

Home-Style Meatloaf

Home-Style Meatloaf

There is a reason meatloaf has been a staple of dinner menus around the country for decades: it is the perfect American comfort food. With just a quick switch of gluten-free bread crumbs for oats, meatloaf can be part of your family table again. Not only is it half of a hearty meat-and-potatoes meal; it also stirs up happy memories, making it a no-brainer as to why this simple dish has graced many tables over many years.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

Glaze

  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Meatloaf

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup peeled and finely diced yellow onion
  • ¼ cup seeded and finely diced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Combine glaze ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all meatloaf ingredients (except water) with your hands.
  3. Form mixture into a ball, flattening the top, then place meatloaf into a 7-cup glass dish. Brush top of meatloaf with 1/2 of glaze mixture.
  4. Add water to the Instant Pot®. Insert steam rack. Place glass dish on top of the steam rack. Lock lid.
  5. Press the Meat button and cook for the default of 35 minutes. When timer beeps, release pressure naturally for 10 minutes. Quick-release any additional pressure until float valve drops and then unlock lid.
  6. Remove meatloaf from pot and let cool at room temperature for 10 minutes. Gently tilt glass bowl over the sink and pour out any liquid. Brush on remaining glaze. Slice meatloaf and serve warm.

Notes

Excerpted from The "I Love My Instant Pot®" Gluten-Free Recipe Book: From Zucchini Nut Bread to Fish Taco Lettuce Wraps, 175 Easy and Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes by Michelle Fagone (CavegirlCuisine.com) Copyright © 2018 Adams Media, a division of Simon and Schuster. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 521Saturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 935mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 31g

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Serve with some homemade mashed potatoes and green beans and dinner is done.

slice of meatloaf

This home-style meatloaf is just one of many delicious gluten-free recipes that you will find in Michelle Fagone’s The “I Love My Instant Pot®” Gluten-Free Recipe Book: From Zucchini Nut Bread to Fish Taco Lettuce Wraps, 175 Easy and Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes (“I Love My” Series).

The "I Love My Instant Pot®" Gluten-Free Recipe Book

Did you catch that – 175 recipes that are gluten-free.  And delicious.  If you find yourself responsible for cooking for someone with a gluten allergy or intolerance, this book is a life-saver.  If you are in the mood for chicken, then you should try Michelle’s recipe for Chicken Fajita Bowls (pictured below).


Look for The “I Love My Instant Pot®” Gluten-Free Recipe Book at your local bookstore or order it from Amazon.com (see below).


Here are two other meatloaf recipes that you might enjoy:

  • Brown Sugar Glazed Meatloaf – The topping on this meatloaf is what sets it apart.  It’s perfect for those who have a bit of a sweet tooth (like me!).
  • Boarding House Meatloaf – This may or may not be the same recipe as what is served at Miss Mary Bobo’s restaurant in Tennessee.  Regardless, it’s a delicious meatloaf and pairs well with mashed potatoes and green beans.
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