This traditional meatloaf recipe features flavorful seasonings, ground beef, and a touch of garlic. It cooks up quickly in the Instant Pot.
Although this meatloaf might be old fashioned in name, there is nothing old fashioned about this delicious recipe.
Meatloaf is one of those dinners I remember the most as a young child. We always enjoyed next to a delicious plate of mashed potatoes, a salad, and sometimes even topped with gravy. My siblings would smother ketchup all over the plate, asking for seconds and sometimes, even thirds.
Thirty years later, it still remains one of the most treasured recipes in our household, with all five kids devouring it in a matter of minutes. While some smother ketchup on each slice, others are generous with the A1 sauce.
Leftovers are always delightful when served as meatloaf sandwiches. Just the word “meatloaf” makes me want to drop everything just to eat. Yum!
Traditional Meatloaf in the Instant Pot
Typical meatloaf recipes require a 30-45 minute bake in the oven – perhaps even longer. Here in Arizona, the weather is quite warm in the summer. I love being able to use the Instant Pot in lieu of the oven, as it helps keep the temps down in the house.
Using the Instant Pot to make meatloaf cuts down on the heat, and gives the meatloaf more flavor. Optional: After the meatloaf is done cooking in the Instant Pot, toss it under the broiler to give it a darker color.
Making traditional meatloaf in the Instant Pot requires a steamer rack and a basket. Once you mix your ingredients for meatloaf, carefully lay your foil on the steamer rack. Then, place your meatloaf “mound” on the foil. If you opt against foil, grease the steamer rack well and lay it directly atop.
Once the meatloaf has finished cooking, remove and allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving. If you choose to broil for a little added color, top with ketchup and use the broiler for an extra two or three minutes.
This traditional meatloaf would pair up well with these roasted fingerling potatoes with garlic and herbs. Yum!
Do you have an Instant Pot? Find over 100 deliciously yummy Instant Pot recipes to add to your meal rotation. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, this recipe will also cook well in the oven! Bake for 40-50 minutes at 350 degrees or until meat is no longer pink in the center.