Updated Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
My mother used a a pressure cooker to make our favorite meatloaf recipe -- it removes the grease from the meat and leaves it in the cooker.
Take ground beef and place in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl mix, ketchup, egg, salt, pepper, and dried mustard. Combine ground beef and the mixture. Best if kneaded by hand. Once it is well mixed add the onions and bell peppers. Best if kneaded by hand again. Then add oats a little at a time continuing to knead oats into the mixture, until the combination is firm enough to form 1 or 2 small football shapes (about 6-8 inches long and around 3-4 inches round).
Place the footballs into a skillet on med heat and brown lightly on all sides (turning as needed as to not burn). Once browned, remove from skillet and place into a pressure cooker with cooking grate in bottom. Add enough water to pressure cooker to cover over the grate by about 1/2 inch. A little bit of ketchup may be placed along the top of the meat. Use pressure cooker per manufacturers instructions. Once the pressure cap begins to rock, lower temp to just enough heat for rocker to rock slowly. Allow rocker to go for 25-30 minutes. Remove from heat; allow cooling enough to safely remove the lid. You will have the best meatloaf without all the grease of oven-baked meatloaf.
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