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The Best Classic Meatloaf in the Ninja Foodi

Making meatloaf in your Foodi Ninja is easy. However, I was intimated, wondering how it would shape without the traditional loaf pan.

Meatloaf is a classic dish and one I grew up in the midwest. I now love making it in the Ninja foodi. It’s a perfect way to cook a classic winter meal on a warmer day without using the oven.

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First off, let me say I’m not a food blogger. If you are new here, I’m all about giving an honest opinion to help you all out.

I share ways to save money from everything to food to your animals. I got a Ninja Foodi last year for Christmas and shared what I learn about it here with my readers.

I put a spin on the traditional meatloaf recipe. Using the onion soup mix packet makes this so easy. It gives it an amazing flavor too. One my entire family enjoys, and we all know that can be rare!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 lbs. ground beef ( I get ground beef at BJs or Costco for the best price)
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs ( I used Whole Wheat)
  • 1 packet of onion soup mix ( I used Lipton)

Topping Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

DIRECTIONS

You will be using the pressure cooking and air frying setting on your Ninja Foodi.

ninja foodi meatloaf recipe

First mix all ingredients beside the sauce ingredients in a bowl.

Then form the meat into a nice oval shape.

Add 1 1/2 cups of water to the pot.

You will be using your air fryer basket to cook the meat in. This will allow the grease to drip down.

I sprayed my air fryer pan with cooking spray. Add your shaped meat to the basket and place inside you Ninja Foodi.

meatloaf in the ninja foodi
  1. Grab your pressure cooking lid and make sure your knob is on the seal side. You don’t want my major mishap with chicken in the Foodi.
  2. Hit the Pressure button time for 25 minutes.
  3. Once the time is up, let the Ninja Foodi naturally release pressure for 10-15 minutes. Then release steam.
  4. Remove your air fryer basket and dump out liquid and grease from the pot.
  5. Place back inside the ninja foodi with the air fryer basket.
  6. Add your topping to the loaf. Some people use barbeque sauce as well.
  7. Close the Air Crisp lid and set it to Air crisp.
  8. Set the time for 10 minutes at 390°.
  9. I sprinkled green onions on top after and sliced it up.
meatloaf in the ninja foodi

I was so happy how delicious this turned out. It may just be my love for the Ninja Foodi, but everything turns out so tender in it.

At this point, don’t try to lift your meatloaf out. It was a little moist at this point, but the air frying part takes care of that in a good way.

The Best Classic Meatloaf in the Ninja Foodi

The Onion mix makes a moist and flavorful meatloaf. It slipped right out of the basket.

meatloaf in the ninja foodi

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It was a breath of fresh air to see my kids love it. I mean, they usually like meatloaf, but they love the onion soup mix. I used it in our Venison burgers too. It can be a home cook’s best friend.

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The Best Classic Meatloaf in Ninja Foodi

I put a spin on the traditional meat loaf recipe. Using the onion soup mix packet makes this so easy. It gives it an amazing flavor too. One my entire family enjoys, and we all know that can be rare!

Prep Time 10 minutes 5 seconds
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes 5 seconds

Ingredients

  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 lbs. ground beef ( I get ground beef at BJs or Costco for the best price)
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs ( I used Whole Wheat)
  • 1 packet of onion soup mix ( I used Lipton)

Topping Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

Instructions

  1. First mix all ingredients beside the sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Then form the meat into a nice oval shape.
  3. Add 1 1/2 cups of water to the pot.
  4. You will be using your air fryer basket to cook the meat in. This will allow the grease to drip down.
  5. Add your shaped meat to the basket and place inside you Ninja Foodi.
  6. Grab your pressure cooking lid and make sure your knob is on the seal side. You don’t want my major mishap with chicken in the Foodi.
  7. Hit the Pressure button time for 25 minutes.
  8. Once the time is up let the Ninja Foodi naturally release pressure for 10-15 minutes. Then release steam.
  9. Remove your air fryer basket and dump out liquid and grease from pot.
  10. Place back inside the ninja foodi with the air fryer basket.
  11. Add your topping to the loaf. Some people use barbeque sauce as well.
  12. Close the Air Crisp lid and set to Air crisp.
  13. Set the time for 10 minutes at 390°.
  14. I sprinked green onions on top after and sliced it up.

Notes

You will be using the pressure cooking and air frying setting on your Ninja Foodi.

I sprayed my air fryer pan with cooking spray.

Don't lift your meatloaf out before you air fry, it will be mushy and soft, that is normal. Once you air fry it will come out easily.

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Callie De Paul

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

Best meatloaf recipe!!!!!! thank you!! I used 1lb ground beef and 1lb pork sausage, then improvised chex mix for my bread crumbs. Holly cow you should try it with chex mix. INCREDIBLE! Will be making again, also glazed with sweet baby rays before air crisping.

Tasia

Tuesday 16th of March 2021

Yum! Love Sweet Baby Rays!

Chelle Thompson

Monday 30th of November 2020

Made this in my Ninja Foodi halved the recipe worked great made a pan out of aluminum foil and sat on rack in low position pc then hit broil for 7 minutes will make it again

Tasia

Monday 30th of November 2020

Awesome! And gotta love the getting creative with the foil :)

Doug Grostefon

Thursday 12th of November 2020

I haven’t even opened the last crisp lid but the smell is is wonderful. Here I go....

Tasia

Thursday 12th of November 2020

YAY! Let us know how it turns out. I think I need to add this to my menu this week too! It's so comforting.

Stacy

Monday 9th of November 2020

It was amazing!! My whole family love it. My boyfriend got me the ninja foodie for my birthday and I’ve been cooking like crazy.

Tasia

Thursday 12th of November 2020

YAY! It's the best right?!

Chaun

Thursday 15th of October 2020

trying this recipe tonight for dinner, so far i am totally loving my Ninja Foodi - thanks for posting!

Tasia

Saturday 17th of October 2020

Oh it is quite amazing! I think I fall more in love with it every week! Can't wait to hear how it turned out.

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