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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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 392kcal
Author Gary White



  • 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.


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.


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