Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes – Never did I think that meatloaf and mashed potatoes could be a one pot meal, but here it is. Meatloaf and mashed potatoes, cooked at the same time, in the same pot.
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You are not reading the title wrong. It’s correct. Yep, all in one pot, at the same time. I couldn’t believe it either.
Meatloaf is something that even my kids will eat. Well, two out of three. Majority rules here in my house. If the majority will eat it, I make it on the regular. For the record, there are not many recipes that fall into this category. Some of the recipes that have made it into kid approved status are Taco Meatloaf, Taco Pasta, Chicken Broccoli Ziti and Instant Pot Mac & Cheese.
The problem I have is, once the warmer weather comes, I don’t like having my oven on for upwards of an hour.
The answer is simple. The trusty Instant Pot.
I know it probably seems like I’ve been shoving this Instant Pot down your throats lately. I know. I am a little guilty, but the reality is, I’m using it pretty much on a daily basis.
Take my advice or don’t but just know, life with an Instant Pot is an easier life. Schpeel officially over.
Okay, so here’s how I did it.
First, I mixed together my meatloaf ingredients and wrapped it in foil. Next, I quartered a few potatoes and placed them on the trivet that came with my Instant Pot, over 1 cup of water. Then, I put my foil wrapped meatloaf on top of the potatoes and set my timer.
After 35 minutes cooking time, I did a quick release. I removed the meatloaf and poured out most of the water and ditched the trivet. I set my pot to saute for a minute or two to get the excess water out of my potatoes. I then mashed them right in the Instant Pot with butter, heavy cream, salt and pepper.
As a finishing touch, I brushed a little steak sauce over the top. That is optional though.
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 C breadcrumbs , seasoned
- 2 cloves garlic , minced
- 1/2 tsp black pepper , freshly cracked
- 1 tsp salt , kosher
- 1.5 lb ground beef
- Optional: 1/4 C shaved and chopped carrot
- 4-5 medium potatoes , quartered
- 1/4 C heavy cream , warmed
- 4 T butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a bowl, stir together eggs, breadcrumbs, garlic, salt, pepper, carrot (if using). With hands, mix ground beef into mixture. Form into a loaf shape. Wrap in foil. Set aside.
Place 1 C water in bottom of Instant Pot.
Place trivet (that came with IP) in Instant Pot and pile potatoes on top of trivet. Transfer foil-wrapped meatloaf into Instant Pot, resting on the potatoes.
Cover pot and set to sealing. Using manual button, set timer to 35 minutes.
When timer is finished, use quick release.
Remove meatloaf and set aside. Pour out water and remove trivet, keeping potatoes in the Instant Pot.
Set to saute and begin to mash potatoes. Add butter, cream, salt and pepper and continue to mash and stir until smooth.
If desired, brush meatloaf with BBQ sauce, Steak Sauce or similar before serving.
Prior to cooking meatloaf, brush with BBQ sauce, Ketchup, Chili Sauce or Steak Sauce.
Garnish potatoes with green onions.
Per my husband’s taste preference, I brushed my Instant Pot Meatloaf with a bit of steak sauce after it was cooked. However, you can “glaze” your meatloaf prior to cooking with BBQ sauce, chili sauce, ketchup, steak sauce or sauce of your preference prior to cooking as well.
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