I’ve mentioned it before but my daughter is a meatloaf fanatic. Just about anytime I ask what she wants for dinner her almost immediate response is “meatloaf.” The funny thing about it is that meatloaf is not one of my most favorite meals. I’ve had some family staying with me for about a week on vacation. They left this morning to make their way back home leaving my daughter and I home alone. As you can see where this is heading, she asked for meatloaf for dinner. Instead of meeting her request with utter dread, today I was excited because I wanted to try making meatloaf in my new Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. I don’t have many Instant Pot recipes yet but I’m working on it.
However, not just meatloaf but vegetables, too. A complete meal in my Instant Pot! Lofty goal maybe for my first recipe but what the heck. I threw caution to the wind and got to chopping. I topped my meatloaf with a little barbecue sauce but you could use tomato sauce, ketchup or even make a quick gravy from the vegetable cooking liquid just before serving. I will be doing that next time to create a full meal in the pot, including the gravy.
I have to admit that I was amazed that I could cook a 1 pound meatloaf in just 20-minutes. We were further impressed with how tender and juicy it was. Having everything cook I need one pot was also a real time saver.
Do you have a favorite Instant Pot recipe? Share it with me!
I cannot wait to try out another new instant pot recipe. When I do, I’ll be sure to share them with you!