Instant Pot Best Ever Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

Recipe Source – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYEDFF03zrE

The bundt pan used in this recipe is this: Nordic Ware 51322RD 51322 6 Cup Bundt Pan 8.4″ x 2.9″ Size, Multicolor from Amazon

Take a large mixing bowl.

Add a lb of ground beef, ½ lb ground pork and ½ lb ground veal OR just 2 lbs ground beef (85-95 lean)

(The leaner the meat, the better the meatloaf)

Take a medium yellow onion and remove top and bottom and peel skin.  Then grate it with cheese grater into the bowl.

Then add:

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • One full cup of bread crumbs
  • 3 T crushed garlic
  • 1 T seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 T dried parsley
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 T ketchup
  • 2 T BBQ sauce,
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten

With clean hands mix everything up with your hands until well blended.

When it forms into a ball, spray a bundt pan with nonstick spray.  Add meat to a bunt pan and press it into the bundt.  The bundt pan will help the meatloaf cook evenly.

Make meatloaf all smoothed out on top.  Cover it with foil that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.  Cover it and set aside.

Then:

Take 3 lbs of potatoes – use 1.5 lbs baby red potatoes, and 1.5 lbs baby whites (Can you Yukon Golds but they are larger and you might want to peel them first)

Cut potatoes into quarters.

Put them in the instant pot and smooth them out.  Top with five cloves of garlic.

Pour in a cup and a half of chicken broth OR 1 1/2 teaspoons of Chicken Better than Bouillon mixed with one and a half cups of water.  Put trivet on top.  Leave the handles down.

Put bundt pan on top.  Prick a hole in the middle of foil so air can come through.  Put bundt on top of trivet and then put the lid on.  Make sure you are in sealing position.

Depending on your instant pot model, press Manual or Pressure Cook.  Cook for 35 minutes at high pressure.

Meatloaf glaze- ½ cup ketchup, ¼ cup BBQ sauce, 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, 1 T yellow mustard, 1 T honey, two packed T of light or dark brown sugar and balsamic vinegar glaze.  In salad dressing area of the grocery store.  Add 1 teaspoon of it.

Combine everything together in bowl.  Set aside.

Quick release when meatloaf is cooked.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Take tongs to remove the bundt pan and lift it out.

Take trivet out.  Take foil off meatloaf.

Drain the fat and excess juices carefully.

Line a baking sheet with foil with spray it with nonstick spray.  Place foil covered cookie sheet on top of the bundt and flip bundt over.

Brush glaze on it

Put meatloaf in there for 5 to 10 minutes until it caramelizes.

Mash the potatoes.

Season with 4 T butter, ½ cup half and half or heavy cream and mix together in pot until butter and cream is well mixed.

Add one 5.2 oz Boursin garlic and fine herbs gournay cheese.

This is what it looks like:

Then add: 1 t kosher salt, 1 t black pepper, 1 t garlic powder, ½ t Italian seasoning, and a quarter of a cup of chopped chives.

Stir well into the potatoes.

Check on meatloaf, transfer to a plate

Put mashed potatoes in the middle of the meatloaf ring.

Enjoy.

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