Pressure Cooker Meatloaf with Brown Sugar Glaze

Pressure Cooker Meatloaf with Brown Sugar Glaze

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.

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sliced meatloaf on white plate with mashed potatoes and green beans

 

The Process

ground beef in mixing bowl

Add ground beef to large mixing bowl.

 

breadcrumbs and spices in mixing bowl

In a separate bowl – combine dry ingredients.

 

breadcrumbs and spices on top of ground beef

Add dry ingredients to ground beef and mix well with hands or fork.

 

eggs, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce in mixing bowl with whisk

In same bowl used for dry ingredients – whisk together wet ingredients.

 

wet ingredients poured over ground beef

Add wet ingredients to ground beef mixture and mix well to combine.

 

whole uncooked meatloaf on steamer basket in Instant Pot

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.

 

ketchup and brown sugar in mixing bowl

Meanwhile – combine 1/2 cup ketchup and brown sugar with a whisk.

 

whole cooked meatloaf on steamer basket in Instant Pot

Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally (about 10 minutes).

 

whole meatloaf on baking sheet

Transfer meatloaf to a baking sheet…

 

meatloaf covered with ketchup glaze on baking sheet

…and generously glaze with ketchup mixture.

 

whole meatloaf under broiler on baking sheet

Place under high broiler for about 3-5 minutes…

 

whole meatloaf in oven on baking sheet

…or until desired caramelization occurs.

 

And this is the AMAZING result…

sliced meatloaf on wooden cutting board

 

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sliced meatloaf on white plate with mashed potatoes and green beans

Pressure Cooker Meatloaf with Brown Sugar Glaze

This meatloaf is perfectly juicy with a glaze that's edible by itself.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 392kcal
Author: The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

Meatloaf

  • 2 lbs. ground chuck
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs see notes for gluten-free option
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 2 eggs

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  • 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 1/2 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.

Notes

To make this gluten-free, we use 4C Gluten Free Plain Crumbs. Our local grocery store carries these, but they are also available to order online through Amazon or Walmart.com. Some Worcestershire sauce also contains gluten, so be sure to check your labels. We use Lea & Perrins, which is gluten-free.

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 867mg | Potassium: 479mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3.7mg

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Dan Luttrell
    April 16, 2019 at 8:12 pm


    Made this in my Ninja Foodi halved the recipe worked great made a pan out of aluminum foil and sat on rack in low position pc then hit broil for 7 minutes will make it again

  • Reply
    Laura
    July 30, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Steps 5 & 6 say to add 1 cup of water to the pot. Does that mean the total amount of the water is 2 cups? Thank you

    • Reply
      Gary White
      August 5, 2019 at 10:37 am

      Sorry, that was a mistake. It’s updated now. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Reply
    Christmas Green
    August 13, 2019 at 8:54 am


    Making this right now, looks delicious! Am going to use my crisp lid to brown it in the instant pot!!,

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