Instant Pot Meatloaf balls

Growing up, my mom’s meatloaf was always one of my favorite meals.   Now, I have taken my favorite meatloaf recipe, and transformed it into Instant meatloaf balls- These meatloaf balls had a cook time of merely 8 minutes, and my kids loved them! 

Can I tell you my two favorite things about meatloaf?

  1. The glaze. You can never have enough meatloaf glaze.
  2. Using the leftover meatloaf for a meatloaf sandwich the next day.  I took meatloaf sandwiches in my school lunch a lot when I was a kid, and I always loved them.

These meatloaf balls are cooked in the glaze, which makes them taste even more amazing.  This is a super easy weeknight meal to make because these meatloaf balls come together really quickly, and cook in a matter of minutes.   I have been brainstorming lately on more ways to cook ground beef in my Instant Pot, and these turned out great!

How to make Instant Pot Meatloaf Balls

  1. Start by mixing all of the meatloaf ingredients.   Ground beef, oatmeal, celery, onion, ketchup, etc. Set aside.
  2. Then whisk your glaze together in your Instant Pot Pot.
  3. Roll your meatballs and place them in your Instant Pot
  4. Place the Instant Pot lid on your Instant Pot and seal it.
  5. Set your Instant Pot to cook on manual for 8 minutes.  Let your Instant Pot naturally release.
  6. Open your Instant Pot and remove the meatballs. Place them in a bowl.
  7. Add some corn starch to the remaining glaze, and saute until the glaze thickens.
  8. Drizzle glaze over meatloaf balls and serve.

These meatloaf balls were so good.  This batch lasted my family through 1 dinner, plus we all ate leftovers for lunch.  My kindergartener, who is my pickiest eater, INHALED them!   I know that these meatloaf balls aren’t the prettiest looking food, but I promise you that they are fantastic!

Instant Pot Meatloaf Balls

Ingredients

Meatloaf Balls

  • 1.5 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 small onion chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup

Meatloaf Glaze

  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 3-4 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Start by mixing all of the meatloaf ingredients.   Ground beef, oatmeal, celery, onion, ketchup, etc. Set aside.

  2. Whisk your glaze together in your Instant Pot Pot.

  3. Roll your meatballs and place them in your Instant Pot.

  4. Place the Instant Pot lid on your Instant Pot and seal it.

  5. Set your Instant Pot to cook on manual for 8 minutes.  Let your Instant Pot naturally release.

  6. Open your Instant Pot and remove the meatballs. Place them in a bowl.

  7. Add some corn starch to the remaining glaze, and saute until the glaze thickens.

  8. Drizzle glaze over meatloaf balls and serve.

These meatloaf balls were so great!

Side dish ideas:

Mashed Potatoes

Baked Potato

Green beans

Corn

Carrots 

 

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