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Instant Pot Tennessee Meatloaf


  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x

Description

A southern meatloaf recipe that will become your family’s favorite recipe! The sauce is to so addicting. You can make this recipe in the Instant Pot or the slow cooker.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 ( 8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions:

  1. Use clean hands to combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, diced onion, salt, pepper and half of tomato sauce in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Pat the mixture into a pot-in-pot dish (I used this stainless steel pan*). 
  3. In a small bowl stir together the rest of the tomato sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire. Spoon half of it over the top of the meatloaf.
  4. Loosely cover the meatloaf with foil.
  5. Pour 1 ½ cups water into bottom of Instant Pot. Place pan on a sling/trivet and lower the pan into the Instant Pot. 
  6. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 25 minutes. When time is up let pot sit for 10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  7. Remove the pan and foil. Top with remaining sauce and put under oven’s broiler or air fryer lid for 3 minutes. 
  8. Slice and serve. 

Slow Cooker Instructions:

  1. Use clean hands to combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, diced onion, salt, pepper and half of tomato sauce in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Form the mixture into a loaf and place in the bottom of your slow cooker. 
  3. In a small bowl stir together the rest of the tomato sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire. Spoon half of it over the top of the meatloaf.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 4-6 hours. 
  5. Remove lid. Top with remaining sauce and put under oven’s broiler for 3 minutes. 
  6. Slice and serve. 

Notes

Recipe adapted from Food Network, courtesy of Willadeene Parton

  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot