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Instant Pot Sweet and Spicy Meatloaf and Thick Cut Fries - a meal that everyone will love in less than half the time of cooking in the oven!

Instant Pot Sweet and Spicy Pepper Meatloaf + Thick Cut Fries

Instant Pot Sweet and Spicy Pepper Meatloaf and Thick Cut Fries - a meal that everyone will love in less than half the time of cooking in the oven! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • .75 pounds lean ground beef
  • .75 pounds sweet ground sausage
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs. dry or fresh Italian Spices
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbs. BBQ sauce
  • 2 Tbs. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. Red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 4-5 medium Potatoes, cut into long thick sections
  • 2 cups water

Sweet + Spicy Pepper Sauce

  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 4 Tbs. Dark corn syrup
  • 2 tsp. Red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tbs. Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Tbs. Butter, heated up


  1. In a large mixing bowl all ingredients, except for potatoes and water. Mix well. I use my hands to get everything mixed well. 

  2. Spray pan with non-stick spray. I used a 8-inch cake pan. 

  3. Put meatloaf mixture inside the pan, press mixture firmly into pan. 

  4. I put a small bowl at the bottom of my Instant Pot to elevate the baking pan. This gives room for the potatoes to cook. Put the small bowl upside down at the bottom of the Instant pot liner. 

  5. Pour water at the bottom of the pan. I added a little salt to the water too. 

  6. Add potatoes to the water. Then put the cake pan on top of the inverted bowl. 

  7. Lock Instant Pot lid in place, close the pressure valve and set at high pressure for 30 minutes. 

  8. While the meatloaf cooks, put the ingredients for the Sweet and Spicy Pepper sauce in a small saucepan and cook on low until it reduces about 10 minutes. The mixture will get thicker and darker. Stir occasionally until the desired consistency. Once at consistency, leave on warm. Or turn off and put a lid on the sauce. 

  9. When the Instant Pot time is up, let it come to pressure, or you can quick release the pressure by manually turning the valve and letting the steam out. Caution - it is HOT. 

  10. Once the meatloaf is down to pressure, take it out and put it on your serving platter and put tin foil over the top to keep it warm. Then drain the potatoes and put them on a foil-lined baking sheet. 

  11. Drizzle or brush butter on potatoes. Then sprinkle the potatoes with Italian Seasoning, fresh herbs or even a little cheese if you want. Put the potatoes under the broiler for 5-7 minutes, or until they start to brown.  

  12. While potatoes are broiling, take tin foil off meatloaf and drizzle the sweet and spicy pepper sauce over the top. Add garnishes like green onions or parsley if desired. 

  13. Take potatoes out of oven and put them on the meatloaf platter. Serve!