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Instant Pot Boarding House Meatloaf Bites

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


A perfect bite of southern meatloaf with a tangy sauce. An easy and tasty recipe to make with a pound of ground beef! Variations include a whole meatloaf, a slow cooker version and in muffin tins in the oven.



For the meatloaf:

  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (85/15)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup quick oatmeal
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt

For the meatloaf sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar


  1. Add ½ cup green pepper and onions to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. 
  2. Combine the green pepper, onion, ground beef, egg, oatmeal, ketchup and salt and mix with clean or gloved hands.  
  3. Spray 2 silicone egg bite molds with non-stick spray. Then fill each mold about ⅔ full. Cover each mold with foil.
  4. Pour 1 ½ cups water into bottom of Instant Pot. Place a trivet in the bottom of the pot. Place the egg bite molds on top of the trivet and stacked on top of each other. 
  5. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 25 minutes on high pressure. When time is up move valve to venting and remove the lid. 
  6. Remove the molds and the trivet. Set aside. Discard the water and dry out the Instant Pot liner. 
  7. Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. Add in the butter and let it melt. Then add in the onion and green pepper and saute until vegetables are tender. Stir in the ketchup and vinegar and simmer until sauce thickens. Turn off Instant Pot.
  8. Remove the foil from the molds and spoon some of the sauce over each of the meatloaf bites. Carefully scoop out with a spoon and serve!


You can also make this as one big meatloaf. 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. Pressure cook for 25 minutes. 

To make in the slow cooker: Make this as one big meatloaf. On the top of a piece of non-stick foil form the meat mixture into a oblong shape that will fit inside your slow cooker. Carefully transfer the foil and the meatloaf into a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. 

Recipe adapted from Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House Cookbook; Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House, Lynchburg, Tennessee

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot