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2-in-1 Instant Pot Meatloaf and Potatoes

How to make Instant Pot meatloaf and potatoes at the same time. Easy, one pot, ground beef dinner recipe, served with the best mashed potatoes!
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Course: Instant Pot Recipes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 765kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff

Equipment

  • Fayy 7 Inch Springform Pan Compatible for Instant Pot Accessories and Pressure Cooker 6, 8 Quart
  • Instant Pot DUO80 8 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer
  • Stainless Steel Steaming Rack Stand Cooking Ware Steamer Rack Trivet for Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 large yellow onion minced
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup bbq sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup for top of meatloaf
  • 4 to 6 medium potatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream**
  • 1 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Grease the inside of your springform pan (I use a 7-inch springform pan) with cooking spray.
  • Add the ground beef, eggs, minced onion, ketchup, bbq sauce, and seasoned salt to a large mixing bowl. Mix well using a large fork.
  • Add the oatmeal in and mix well. You can use the fork or just dig in with your hands, which is sometimes easier.
  • Once everything’s been mixed together well, transfer the meat mixture to the greased springform pan, forming and shaping the meat into the round pan.
  • Drizzle the top with ketchup.
  • Add the potatoes and water to the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Place the trivet in the Instant Pot next.
  • Then place the meatloaf on top of the trivet.
  • Secure the lid in place and close the valve on your Instant Pot. Select Manual or Pressure Cook, and set to cook for 30 minutes.
  • When your meatloaf is done (a meat thermometer is definitely something I recommend to make sure the meat has come to temp and is fully cooked), just allow the Instant Pot to do a natural release.
  • Then once you've carefully removed the meatloaf and trivet from the Instant Pot, you can mash the potatoes right in the pot. Just drain the water off the potatoes, and place the Instant Pot on “Keep Warm.”
  • Add the butter, whipping cream, salt, and pepper to the potatoes, and mash with an immersion blender or hand mixer.
  • And that's it! All you need is a good vegetable to serve with your main course.

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Notes

*I've used both old-fashioned oats and quick oats for this meatloaf. I've even used gluten-free quick oats more recently, so if you want a gluten-free meatloaf, this is the way to go (although you should also check ingredient labels on your other ingredients, especially seasonings, just to be safe).
**You can use whole milk if you don't have heavy whipping cream.
WHAT IS THE BEST GROUND BEEF FOR MEATLOAF?
We prefer to use 90/10 ground beef when we're mixing up a meatloaf. In fact, we use 90/10 for pretty much everything. Our reasons are that it's leaner, there's less fat, and there will be less grease around your meatloaf.
Don't worry about flavor… You'll still get really good flavor from a leaner ground beef. And you'll also be eating a bit healthier, as well.
Note: You can use ground turkey for this recipe in place of ground beef. However, it will change the look, texture, and flavor of your finished meatloaf.
SHOULD I COVER MY MEATLOAF WHILE COOKING?
While you can cover the meatloaf with aluminum foil, it's really not necessary. In fact, that might take away from the flavors you'll get by cooking everything in one pot.
HANDY TIP FOR REMOVING THE MEATLOAF FROM THE INSTANT POT
One question that comes up is whether or not you can use aluminum foil in the Instant Pot. While there's no need to cover your meatloaf, you can use foil to create a sort of sling or lifter for your pan.
Just tear off a large piece of foil that will fit all the way around your pan, along with maybe 6 to 8 extra inches. Then fold the foil into a long strip (maybe 3-4 inches wide), and place that strip under the pan, bringing the excess strip up over each side of the pan to act as lifting handles.
This way it's easy to remove the hot pan from the pressure cooker once your meatloaf is cooked and ready to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 765kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 220mg | Sodium: 1490mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g
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