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A Christmas Story Meatloaf

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x


Old fashioned meatloaf and mashed potatoes made at the same time in your Instant Pot! 



For the potatoes

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp milk

For the meatloaf

  • 1 pound 85/15 ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp dehydrated onion flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 8 saltines, crushed
  • 1/4 cup ketchup + more for the glaze


  1. Place potatoes in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add in the bay leaf,  1 tsp kosher salt  and garlic cloves. Pour in the water. Place the trivet on top of the potatoes with the handles facing up.
  2. In a bowl add the ground beef, onion flakes, garlic powder, Worcestershire, egg, kosher salt, pepper, saltine crumbs and ketchup. Mix lightly but thoroughly.  
  3. On the top of a piece of non-stick foil form the meat mixture into a oblong shape that will fit inside your Instant Pot. Carefully transfer the foil and the meatloaf on top of the trivet.
  4. Cover Instant Pot. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 20 minutes. When time is up move valve to venting and remove the lid. 
  5. Lift the foil and place on a pan. Baste the top of the meatloaf with some ketchup and place under the broiler in your oven for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove the trivet. Discard the bay leaf. Drain all the water out of the pot. Add in the butter, sour cream and milk. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Slice the meatloaf and serve with the potatoes.
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot