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instant pot meatloaf and mashed potatoes


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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total: 60 minutes

Servings: 5

Cost: $16.26 /serving


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Step 1

Put the quartered potatoes in the bottom of the pot. Add the broth and garlic, if using. Set the trivet right on top of the potatoes.

Step 2

Add all of the meatloaf ingredients to a large bowl and use your fingertips to lightly combine thoroughly.

Step 3

Place mixture onto a piece of heavy duty foil and shape the meat into a loaf of even thickness. Try not to make it too a thick. If it's too thick you will need to cook it longer.

Step 4

Fold the sides of the foil up to make a bowl shape (this will collect the drippings).

Step 5

Lift the meatloaf in the foil bowl into the pot and set on the trivet. Make sure there is a little room around it for the steam to circulate.

Step 6

Place the lid on the pot and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position. Then press the Pressure Cook/Manual button, or dial and then the + or - button or dial to select 30 minutes.

Step 7

While the meatloaf and potatoes are cooking, mix up the topping by adding the ketchup, BBQ sauce, mustard, and brown sugar, if using, in a bowl. Set aside.

Step 8

When the cook cycle ends, turn off the pot and let it sit for 10 minutes (10 minute natural release). Then turn the steam release knob to the Venting position and do a Quick Release of the remaining steam.

Step 9

When the pin in the lid drops down, open it and get a meat thermometer and take the temperature of the meatloaf. Beef should be 160°, turkey should be 165°.If it isn't done, put the lid back on and set time for another 10 minutes and cook it longer (I have never had this happen, but people may put in different ingredients, or may be at a higher altitude, which will affect cooking time).

Step 10

Get a turkey baster and a baking sheet pan.

Step 11

Use the turkey baster to suction out most of the drippings so that when you lift the meatloaf out of the pot, hot drippings won't spill on you. Just put them in a coffee cup or a bowl.

Step 12

Lift the foil with the meatloaf on it out of the pot and onto the baking sheet pan. Spread the topping on the meatloaf and put under the broiler at 425° until it's caramelized to your liking.

Step 13

While the meatloaf is broiling, add the butter and salt to the potatoes, still in the pot, and stir/mash.

Step 14

Don't forget about your meatloaf under the broiler! Check on it so it doesn't burn.

Step 15

Add as much heavy cream/milk as you wish, and sour cream, if using. Taste and adjust salt, if necessary.

Step 16

After you remove the meatloaf from the oven, let it rest a minute while you get the meal served. Enjoy!