- 2 lb. ground meat, beef (80%) pork (20%)
- 1 cup onions, minced
- 1 cup mushrooms, minced
- 2 carrots, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- Sliced bread (4 slices)
- ½ cup whole milk
- 2 tbsp. tomato paste
- 2 tbsp. pitted black olives, sliced.
- Olive oil
- ¼ cup brandy
- Salt and ground black pepper
- 2 cups water
- To flavor water (optional)
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. Szechuan pepper
- 1 bay leaf
Chop slices of bread into small pieces and soak in milk. Heat olive oil in MAGEFESA cooker. Once oil is hot enough, brown garlic lightly and incorporate the onion and carrots. Season lightly and sweat over medium-low heat for 5 or 6 minutes. Stir in mushrooms, raise temperature and sweat for 3 or 4 minutes.
Lastly, add the tomato paste, olives, parsley, pour brandy over and allow it to reduce until alcohol evaporates. Remove and let it cool down. In a large bowl, mix ground meat and season to taste. Combine bread soaked in milk, eggs and gently fried vegetables.
Form the meatloaf into the shape of a bread loaf, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate until meatloaf feels firmer and more compact. Fit the trivet in the cooker, pour water inside and optionally flavor it with aromatic herbs. Grease the steamer with some drops of oil, stir in meatloaf and place it in the pressure cooker. Close lid securely, select position II, bring to pressure over high heat and wait until pressure regulating valve begins to release steam. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 14-16 minutes (Practika Plus, Qualix and Athenas models), 16-18 minutes (Nova model).
Once time has elapsed, remove pressure cooker from heat and release steam using the natural pressure release system. When the pressure sensor is in the lowest position, open the lid cautiously, remove the steamer basket and let the meatloaf cool before serving.
If you want to make a more traditional meatloaf recipe, you can glaze it with a mixture of ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, mustard, paprika and garlic powder before adding it to the cooker.