How to make Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes
Peel and quarter the potatoes
Place potatoes in the bottom of the Instant Pot- make sure they are evenly spread out and laying flat
Add chicken broth
Place the trivet on top of the potatoes- make sure the trivet is level
Make the meatloaf and follow meatloaf cooking instructions- instructions are below
After you remove the meatloaf from the Instant Pot- remove the trivet
Leave the potatoes in the Instant Pot- make sure the pot is turned off
Mash the potatoes
Add butter, milk and salt
Add all meatloaf ingredients to a large mixing bowl
Mix ingredients until evenly combined
You can use your hands or a mixer. Be sure that you do not over mix the meatloaf mixture. Over mixing will create a dense, gummy texture. We are going for a light and fluffy texture.
Lightly grease your pan. You can use a baking pan or a springform pan. The meatloaf will produce a substantial amount of melted fat, based on the fat % in your meat so you do not want to over grease the pan.
Evenly spread the meatloaf in the pan- you can use a baking pan or a springform pan- do not overfill. If you over fill your pan you will have a mess. The melted fat will overflow onto your potatoes. Yuck!
Place the meatloaf pan on top of the trivet. Try to get it to sit as level as possible.
Close the Instant Pot lid and set to high (manual) for 30 minutes. Set the valve to the “seal” position.
Cook for 30 minutes. When the timer goes off, natural release for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, quick release the remaining pressure and open the Instant Pot.
Carefully remove your meatloaf from the Instant Pot. This is where the silicone sling or foil comes in very handy!
Remove the extra grease from the pan around and on top of the meatloaf. You can use a turkey baster for this….or carefully pour it into the trash. Do not pour in the sink. The fat will clog your pipes.
Evenly coat the top of the meatloaf with the topping.- instructions below
Place in the oven on broil for about 5 minutes. Keep an eye on it. The sugar in the topping will burn quickly. You want a caramelized topping, not a burnt one.
When the topping has reached your desired color, remove from oven.
Slice and serve with mashed potatoes.
Mix ketchup, bbq sauce, mustard and brown sugar together.
Set aside until you have removed the meatloaf form the Instant Pot.