Hi there, friends! Today I am sharing how to make a meatloaf in the Mini Instant Pot. Although, I did not make this meatloaf in the mini Instant Pot. I know that sounds confusing. I used a pan specifically made for the mini Instant Pot, but used it in my 6 Qt.
The recipe remains the same regardless. I made a meatloaf and potatoes in the 6 Qt. at the same time. It was amazing and such a breeze. I jumped on Facebook live to share the demonstration.
I have used my new mini flower bundlette pan for other goodies such as a pizza omelet, a double devil dog cake, and an ultimate pancake and absolutely adore my 3 Qt. Mini Instant Pot, my pot roast was amazing too! I had a little trick to make a larger one.
Mini Flower Bundlette Pan for Meatloaf
It was actually one of my readers and followers to be the first to make a meatloaf in her new mini flower bundlette pan. In less than 48 hours Sandy used her pan 3 times to make cornbread, an egg/hash brown omelet, and the infamous meatloaf. It’s nice when my customers and followers inspire me to try new things as well. Although I have made meatloaf many times in the Instant Pot using my 2 in 1 Springform/Bundt pan, I don’t think I considered a meatloaf in the mini. Surprisingly it fit more than I anticipated. For this recipe, you will need 1.25 lbs of ground sirloin or meatloaf mix combination of beef and pork, 1 egg, 1 cup of breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup of milk or water, 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt, onions, pepper, parsley, 3 pieces of cooked bacon (I buy it already cooked at Aldi’s for cheap) brown sugar and ketchup.
How to Make Meatloaf in the Mini Instant Pot
I started off with a package of 1.38 lbs of meat. I knew for certain 1 lb. would work in the pan but was testing to see if I could add more. NOT happening. I had a little left and that is why I say 1.25 lbs will work.
The meatloaf along with the potatoes took a total of 25 minutes with a quick release. It really was cooked to perfection!
For the potatoes, I first seasoned them with kosher salt, pepper and just sprayed some olive oil on them. I used a small steamer basket I had from a thrift shop that happens to fit perfectly in my 6 Qt. Then I added one cup of water to the pot, set the basket in the pot, and the mini meatloaf pan on top of the potatoes. I did NOT cover anything. Feel free to cover the potatoes if you like. This is a leak-free pan, however, if you use fatty meat you may have some drainage over the top. Either way, it’s all good to me. 🙂 This meal was a perfect serving for 4. What I am digging most about the pan is that the proportions are just right. I find if I make more, I eat more. This leaves me no option. Meatloaf is great though leftover. That’s what my Springform/Bundt pan is for.
To give you an idea of what you can craft, the photograph below is of a beautiful meatloaf topped with a unique and delicious miso sauce, and surrounded by an excellent garnish of potatoes and greens created by reader Joanne M Sawyer!
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3 thoughts on “How to Make A Meatloaf in The Mini Instant Pot”
I have a mini instant pot and I tried to cook green beans, the setting do not allow for a setting lower than 30 minutes.
The ingredients lists 1 egg, but I don’t see it used anywhere in the directions of the recipe! I’d guess it would go in with the first step of mixing everything, but is that correct?
Yes that is correct. Thank you for pointing out this oversite with the recipe, we will get it fixed.