Pressure Cooker Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf has been my comfort food since I can remember.  In this post, I share a quick and easy Pressure Cooker Meatloaf Recipe that will make you wonder why you even turn your oven on any more!

Pressure Cooker Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf Dinner with Potatoes
Meatloaf Pressure Cooker

Whoever invented meatloaf was BRILLIANT.   It has to be one of the easiest ways to dress up a hamburger to create a complete meal. I have changed my recipe a few times over the years with new fresh ingredients and ways to cook the meatloaf.  I know not everyone has an Electric Power Pressure Cooker so you can also use these ingredients prepared in the oven.

Pressure Cooker Meatloaf Recipe

Pressure Cooker Meatloaf Recipe


    Pressure Cooker Meatloaf Ingredients
  • 2 lbs hamburger
  • 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs ( you can use store bought or even chop up 4-5 pieces of sandwich bread)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tsp of season salt or steak seasoning
  • 1 cup beef broth
    Meatloaf Sauce Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup of ketchup
  • 1 tbs mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. In mixing bowl add all the meatloaf ingredients. Mix well with large spoon.
  2. Shape into round ball on a sheet or heavy duty foil
  3. make a little 'canyon' on top of round meat ball for sauce to go in
  4. Mix up red sauce ingredients
  5. Put 1 pound of small potatoes (or enough to cover bottom of Electric Pressure Cooker
  6. Pour in water and broth mix
  7. Sit Electric Pressure Cooker Safe Rack on top of potatoes
  8. Gently place foil meat ball on top of the rack
  9. Be sure the ingredients are sitting below the 'safe ' line of Electric Power Pressure Cooker before adding the red sauce to the top of the meat
  10. Put lid on and cook on meat setting for about 20 minutes
  11. Let Electric Power Pressure Cooker release lid on its own. This may take about 20 minutes
  12. Serve when ready with fresh chopped parsley on top

What do you think?

This is an update from my original meatloaf posting.  This new recipe is so much easier to clean up and the meat was super moist. 

Images from the Kitchen

This recipe really is one of the easiest to create and clean up after.  I basically start the meal and go about my business.  The boys in my home love meatloaf so everyone is in a great mood after I create this meal.  Below are a few photos that better explain how to make this recipe in the Electric Power Pressure Cooker.  Don’t forget to reach out to me with questions and concerns.

To make this recipe even easier I used a tablespoon of minced garlic from a jar. I love the Aldi variety that is in olive oil.

garlic, peppers and onion chopped to go in the meat

I used store-bought bread crumbs which made the recipe super easy and quick to whip up.

Bread Crumbs

I think it is important to see what the hamburger looks like with all the ingredients added.  This mixture is ready to go in the Electric Power Pressure Cooker.

Raw Meat

The next photo you will see is the layering process for this recipe.  The bottom of the pan has petite potatoes. I like the potato style because they are super tasty and you don’t have to cut them.  This speeds up the meal process.

Beef broth used in the bottom of pot
Add The Broth to the bottom of the Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker

Set the foil on the bottom of the red strap carrier to keep the meat elevated out of the grease from the hamburger and up off the potatoes. Before adding the tomato or red sauce on top of the meatloaf be sure that the food is sitting below the safety line in the pressure cooker pot.

Foil and Strap

Once you put the lid on it is ready to cook for about 20 minutes on the meat setting.  Pay attention to what your manual says for your cooker because they are all different but will give you roughly the same results.

Did I mention how easy clean up was… I literally had 1 pot to wash with all the grease collected in that foil.  EASY!!!


I am using the Electic Power Pressure Cooker XL in this recipe.  Please consider using my affiliate link so I get a small percent of the sale. The Amazon Link is here! 

Let’s Connect

I am dying to hear how you used this recipe.  Did you create it in the oven or Electric Power Pressure Cooker?  Do you have peppers or hot peppers to the recipe?  Comment on this blog post or reach out to me on my contact page.

Happy Meatloaf Day,

Bren Haas


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