This meatloaf recipe is not your grandma’s recipe! This meatloaf has been upgraded to the max with a cheeseburger take and it is stuffed with creamy mashed potatoes! My husband has declared this One pot Instant Pot mashed potatoes and cheeseburger meatloaf to be a new favorite of his. He isn’t a fan of regular meatloaf, but when I add the potatoes and lots of cheese it transforms it into a whole new dish that really is packed full of amazing flavors!
I love a good cheeseburger and meatloaf is a comfort dish for me. So when you pair the two together, you know that it is gonna be good. I then decided why not stuff it with creamy mashed potatoes to up the level of greatness. I always grew up eating meatloaf and mashed potatoes, it was like you couldn’t eat meatloaf without mashed potatoes. So this is a one-pot dish that you can have ready and served up on your table in 35 minutes! The Instant Pot dramatically drops down the cook time of this dish. Traditional meatloaf can take over an hour to cook!
This one pot Instant Pot mashed potatoes and cheeseburger meatloaf is anything but bland. If you make this I am sure your entire family or guest will be amazed. Traditional meatloaf might be a little bland, but this upgraded version is a must make!
One Pot instant Pot Mashed Potatoes and cheeseburger Meatloaf in only 35 minutes! That is right 35 minutes and the whole meal is on the table. My addiction to this pot is growing by the day. My husband is not a big fan of plain meatloaf. I knew if I could spruce it up and make it spicy he would love it. I was right! This was the perfect mix of cheesy and spicy along with the mashed potatoes perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Another quick weeknight meal I have is Instant Pot Cubed Steak and gravy.
5 Things You May Not Know About Meatloaf
How Germans Made Meatloaf
Meatloaf has been around for such a long time, and the Germans would put boiled eggs inside the meatloaf when they served it up.
Stretch Meat During The Great Depression
During the Great Depression, you could find many homes serving up meatloaf. It ones one great way that could stretch the meat. They would use fillers like breadcrumbs, oats, or other starches to help make the meat serve more.
Before a meat grinder was invented they would use minced meat to create meatloaf. It was a process to get the meat small enough to form into meatloaf, but when the grinder came out it was a game changer.
Many people love to take leftover meatloaf and serve it up the next day cold in between two pieces of bread to make a sandwich. Some like to heat the meat up first. I actually have tried this and it is pretty good, that is how we grew up eating the leftovers!
Like I stated above meatloaf has been around for many generations because it is so versatile and you can adapt to fit your taste buds. Use difference spices, toss in fresh veggies to add more flavor, wines and more to make the dish fit your exact flavor desires. You can even use different meats like ground pork or turkey in replace of ground beef. That is what makes this dish so unique, is everyone makes it a little bit different, and they all turn out great!
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- 1.5 pounds ground beef
- 2.5 pounds potatoes
- 4 oz cheddar cheese
- 4 oz Pepperjack cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 3 tbs milk
- 4 oz shredded cheddar
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbs Oregano
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tbs butter
- 1 cup water
- Dice potatoes and place in the Instant pot with 1 cup water
- In a bowl mix together ground beef, eggs, breadcrumbs, 3 tbs milk, and seasonings.
- Mix in 4 oz of shredded cheddar.
- Place on waxed paper and spread out. Cut your cheddar cheese and pepper jack cheese lengthwise place in the center of your meat mixture.
- Roll meat so the cheese is in the center. Mine ended up being too long I had to make two smaller ones side by side.
- Place on aluminum foil Creating a little bowl with your foil like in the image above. Place right on top of the potatoes.
- Put your pot on manual high pressure for 35 minutes.
- Do a quick release. Remove the foil with the meat loaf.
- Mash your potatoes add 1/4 cup milk and 2 tbs butter mash until creamy and smooth.
- Serve! I hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 850Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 229mgSodium: 680mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 54g