Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf and Pressure Cooked Veggies

This is a personal favorite of mine and I have also made it for pot lucks and even a fund raising auction.  The meat loaf takes about two hours to prepare and cook in the oven but the vegetables are done in about 10 minutes after you put them in the pressure cooker.  I use my Fagor® Multicooker that I got my wife for Christmas and it has become a go to appliance in my kitchen.  I use it more than any other appliance in the kitchen.  Most of my rice and vegetables are cooked in it as well as soups, stews and pulled meats.  I am finding new ways to use it all the time.

Meat Loaf

2 Eggs
3/4 cup Milk
3/4 cup Bread crumbs
1/2 cup Onions, finely chopped
2 Tbl Parsley, snipped
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Sage
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb pork sausage (I have used spicy, regular, and sage flavors)
1/3 cup catsup
3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tsp Dry Mustard

Directions

Preheat oven to 350º. In a large mixing bowl combine eggs an milk and beat lightly. Stir in the bread crumbs, onions, parsley, salt, pepper, and sage.  Add beef and sausage and mix thoroughly. place the mixture into an loaf pan or you can press it into a ring shape mold and unmold it into shallow baking pan.  Place it in the oven and let it bake for 75 minutes (1 1/4 hrs). while baking combine the catsup, brown sugar, and mustard in a small mixing bowl and stir until homogeneous. After the initial baking drain off all of the fat and coat the top of the meat loaf with the catsup mixture. Return to the oven for 10 more minutes.

The vegetables should be peeled and cut as necessary.  Put a steamer rack in the bottom of the pressure cooker and add two cups of water and set the cooker to saute.  Place vegetables on the steamer rack and salt them thoroughly.  When the water starts to boil put the lid on the pressure cooker and seal it.  Change the multi-cooker setting to high pressure for 5 minutes.  Quick release when cooking is complete and check for doneness. Cook additional time if necessary. If you cook potatoes cut in fairly large chunks.  Cook them for 3 minutes on high pressure than add the carrots and cook for 4 more minutes.  Times may need to be adjusted to match your particular pressure cooker.

 

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