The best part about this pressure cooker meatloaf recipe (other than the insane flavor) is the way that it's cooked. By cooking it in a steamer basket, all the fat drains away, making it as healthy as meatloaf can be. It's easily made gluten free with the right breadcrumbs; and with an irresistible brown sugar ketchup glaze, you’ll be coming back for more!
I'll be honest... I've seen a lot of pressure cooker meatloaf recipes online that just didn't seem appetizing at all. It seems as though most methods prefer to glaze the meatloaf before you cook it, like you would in a traditional meatloaf recipe. But that just doesn't work for pressure cooking. IMHO. What you usually end up with is a slimy, almost orange sauce that kinda ruins it for me. Even when you put it under a broiler, there's really no coming back from it.
So I decided to switch things up for this one. It took a few tries to get it right, but I think you'll be very happy with this method! I know my family was.
Can I make this gluten-free?
Absolutely! We've tested this recipe using 4C Gluten Free Crumbs, and we couldn't have been happier with the results. Our local grocery store carries this brand of bread crumbs, but if yours doesn't you can order them online here.
How to Make Pressure Cooker Meatloaf
And this is the AMAZING result...
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Pressure Cooker Meatloaf with Brown Sugar Glaze
- 2 lbs. ground chuck
- 2 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. onion powder
- ¼ tsp. dried parsley
- ¼ tsp. dried thyme
- ½ cup bread crumbs see notes for gluten-free option
- ½ cup chicken stock
- 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbsp. ketchup
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- Add ground beef to large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl – combine dry ingredients. Then add dry ingredients to ground beef and mix well with hands or fork.
- In same bowl used for dry ingredients – whisk together wet ingredients. Then add wet ingredients to ground beef mixture and mix well to combine.
- Form one large circular loaf with the beef mixture and place in a steamer basket. Add 1 cup of water to pot along with a 2-inch trivet. Place basket on top of trivet. Lock lid and cook for 16 minutes at high pressure.
- Meanwhile – combine ½ cup ketchup and brown sugar with a whisk.
- Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally (about 10 minutes).
- Transfer meatloaf to a baking sheet and generously glaze with ketchup mixture.
- Place under high broiler for about 3-5 minutes, or until desired caramelization occurs.
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