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Instant Pot Meatloaf with Cheddar BBQ Sauce

Instant Pot Meatloaf with Cheddar BBQ Sauce is an easy recipe made in the pressure cooker and topped with barbecue sauce and cheese. It's the best!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot meatloaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
pressure time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 350kcal
Author Dee


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground pepper
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

For pressure cooking

  • 2 cups water

For the topping


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients, and mix well with your hands
  • Press meat evenly into 7-inch round baking dish, and cover with aluminum foil
  • Add 2 cups water to inner Instant Pot, and place trivet in pot
  • Place meatloaf on trivet, place lid on Instant Pot, set valve to Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 40 minutes
  • Pot will take a few minutes to come to pressure, then cook for 40 minutes. When pot beeps, do a quick release by turning valve to Venting position ( you can use the handle of a wooden spoon for this)
  • When pin drops, open lid, and, wearing oven mitts, carefully lift trivet out of pressure cooker by the handles, and place on counter. Carefully remove foil. Internal temperature of meat should read 160 degrees, according to meat thermometer  
  • Drain any grease in pan, and top meatloaf with 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce and cheddar cheese. Broil, or place in 350 degree oven until cheese melts


Recipe was made in 8-quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker.
To make in 6 quart, use a smaller pan, reduce water to 1 cup, and cook for 45 minutes. 


Calories: 350kcal