Delicious Instant Pot Meatloaf Recipe

6 servings
50 min

This instant pot meatloaf makes a great weeknight meal. I was really surprised at how it cooked. Check out the images below for details.


Aluminum foil

Instant Pot

Rack from Instant Pot

Bowl to mix

Here are all the ingredients I used.

This image is when it just came out of the Instant Pot.

I added my favorite sugar-free barbeque sauce to the top while it was cooling.

Here is what it looked like when I finished. I added a side of spinach with the meatloaf.

This is how to make the aluminum foil basket for the meatloaf. It is a complete video and will show you these other images as well.

I made this image so you can see the steps.

Delicious Instant Pot Meatloaf Recipe

Recipe details

  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion or ½ cup of onion chopped
  • ½ of red pepper (finely chopped)
  • 2 tsp of granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp of oregano dried
  • 2 lb of ground beef (we used organic beef)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp of tomato paste
  • ¾ cup of frozen mixed veggies (defrosted) - string beans, carrots, corn, peas
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 ½ cup of water
  • Topping: Ketchup (with sugar or without)


Set the Instant Pot to sauté. Heat the oil and add the onion, red pepper, granulated garlic, and oregano—Cook for 3 minutes or until tender and soft. Let cool and remove from the Instant Pot. Clean out the Instant Pot with a paper towel.
Add the rack and the water to the bottom of the instant pot.
Make a meatloaf foil tray. Fold an 18 x12 inch piece of foil together. Then, fold up the sides so that it makes about 12 x 9 size. When you fold up the side, it will help keep the meat's liquid.
In a bowl, add meat, add cooked onion, red pepper, granulated garlic, and oregano mix, add defrosted frozen mixed veggies, and add the salt pepper, tomato paste, and egg. Form it into a meatloaf shape.
Place the meatloaf into the foil tray. Then, place on the rack, secure the lid and move the pressure release valve to the Sealing position. Press Manual, select at high pressure 35 minutes.
When cooking completes, press Cancel and do a quick release. Lightly cover with a tea towel if it makes too much of a mess. Remove the meatloaf to a cutting board. Dump the liquid that may have pooled inside the aluminum foil. Add the ketchup to the top. Let stand for 10 minutes. Then, slice it into pieces.


  • Make the aluminum tray before you mix the meat. Have the rack ready to go.

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