Pressure Cooker Porcupine Meatloaf Recipe & Black+Decker PR100 Pressure Cooker Review

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Pressure Cooker Porcupine Meatloaf, or Rice Meatloaf, is a fun dish that combines a family favorite main with an always popular side. Using rice instead of bread crumbs makes this recipe gluten-free.

Pressure Cooker Porcupine Meatloaf Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ready for another electric pressure cooker review? I’ve got one for you, along with a fun and easy recipe that your family will love. Before I share the recipe, here’s my thoughts on the BLACK + DECKER PR100 Electric Pressure Cooker that I used to make it.

BLACK + DECKER PR100 Pressure Cooker

The product(s) featured in this post was provided free of cost to me. Please note that, as always, any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

What is the BLACK + DECKER PR100 Pressure Cooker?

Turn up the pressure for faster cook times*! The BLACK+DECKER™ 11-in-1 Cooking Pot gets your favorite meals to the table quickly by sealing in heat, steam, and flavor throughout the cooking process. Choose from 7 dedicated pressure functions and 4 slow cooker functions to make all your favorites with one-pot convenience: meats and roasts, soups, stews, rice, and plenty more. You can even sear meat with the browning function before pressure cooking it to perfection and adding in other ingredients. Other non-pressure functions include four slow cooking settings and keeping food warm. Safety is a priority with this pressure cooker, and it’s designed with 9 safety checks to ensure the unit works correctly and safely every time. Plus, the digital controls and delay timer make it easy to select the exact function and time you desire. You like fast cooking, right? How does fast cleanup sound?! The nonstick cooking pot is dishwasher-safe and so are the included accessories: trivet, rice-measuring cup, and nonstick-friendly serving spoon. Also included is a recipe book packed with delicious meals designed especially for one pot pressure cooking. Get ready to save time in the kitchen! The BLACK + DECKER 11-in-1 6-Quart Cooking Pot is the perfect way to make delicious food fast!

What’s In The Box?

The 6-quart BLACK + DECKER PR100 that I received includes:

  • BLACK + DECKER PR100 electric pressure cooker with attached power cord
  • removable nonstick metal pot
  • stainless trivet
  • rice measuring cup
  • nonstick serving spoon
  • user manual
  • recipe booklet

BLACK + DECKER PR100 Pressure Cooker

Cooking Programs

Seven dedicated pressure functions make it easy to prepare a variety of foods faster than ever. The seven functions include:

  • White rice
  • Brown rice
  • Beans
  • Meat
  • Soup
  • Steam
  • manual programming

Non-Pressure Functions

Go beyond pressure-cooking with settings for:

  • Traditional slow cook high
  • Traditional slow cook low
  • Brown
  • Keep warm

Additional Features

  • Delay start cooking time for all functions except browning, slow cook and keep warm
  • Automatically switches to keep warm once the cooking time is complete
  • 9 safety checks to ensure the unit works correctly and safely every time
  • Self-locking lid that will not open while there is pressure inside the cooker for safety

BLACK + DECKER PR100 Pressure Cooker

My Thoughts

I really like the nonstick cooking pot of the BLACK + DECKER PR100. It’s very easy to use when browning and I find less food sticks to it as compared to a stainless steel pot. I wash most large items like this in the sink due to their size but I do appreciate knowing I can put this pot into the dishwasher if I choose. The nonstick pot is very easy to clean, no scrubbing needed for sticky food.  The unit itself wipes clean without much effort, and that includes the slightly raised soft buttons. The buttons aren’t squishy or super firm, they have just enough “give” that you know whatever you pressed actually got pressed. When the unit is in use, the numbers on LCD display on the control panel glow red.

I want to mention that the PR100 doesn’t have a low pressure setting. This is not the end of the world for me as I don’t use that setting all that often and have other electric pressure cookers with the setting, but it could be an important factor in purchasing for those who would use that setting. Likewise is the case with the browning feature, there’s no option to choose between low and high for browning or stovetop cooking.

One thing I wasn’t totally enamored with is the handle. Rather than being located in the center of the lid, the handle on the PR100 is located over to one side. This felt a bit awkward to me. The other thing I wasn’t totally crazy about is that the power cord is attached. It’s not what I’d consider a dealbreaker, but it does make storage a bit more awkward having the cord hanging around as opposed to stored inside the pot.

You can learn more about the BLACK + DECKER PR100 Pressure Cooker and other BLACK + DECKER products on the BLACK + DECKER website. You can also keep up with BLACK + DECKER on social media, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

And now, here’s that recipe – Pressure Cooker Porcupine Meatloaf!

Pressure Cooker Porcupine Meatloaf Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Porcupine Meatloaf

Meatloaf is a family favorite here, as it is in many homes. Most of the time I like to find ways to make meatloaf gluten-free, so that my whole family can enjoy it. This is easy to accomplish by using gluten-free bread crumbs, using potato flakes, or just omitting bread crumbs entirely. We all love rice here, an affordable product that’s also often gluten free. I’ve used rice to make a “pie crust”. I’ve made porcupine meatballs and everyone loved them. I wanted to see what happened if I made a rice meatloaf. The result was fantastic, it’s a fun dish that combines a family favorite main with an always popular side. The prickly looking meatloaf was super moist and had great flavor and texture. This Porcupine Meatloaf was a big enough hit with the family that it will be appearing on our table again soon. Here’s how I make Pressure Cooker Porcupine Meatloaf, or Rice Meatloaf.

Equipment Needed

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Ingredients

  • 3 lbs ground beef
  • 2 cups marinara sauce, divided in half
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tsp dried chopped onion
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

Place 1 cup water into the pot.

Put the stainless trivet into the bottom of the pot.

Place the ground beef, 1 cup of sauce, seasonings and rice into the large mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.

Once the meatloaf mixture is ready, form the meat into a large circular shape and place it into the stainess basket.

Put the lid onto the pressure cooker and close it to seal.

Set the pressure cooker to cook on manual high for 35 minutes.

Do a quick pressure release.

Spread the remaining cup of sauce over the top of the meatloaf.

Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce.

Place the lid back onto the pressure cooker for about 5 minutes, which should be enough time for the sauce to warm and the cheese to melt.

Remove the lid from the pressure cooker.

Serve immediately with your favorite vegetable.

Enjoy!

Pressure Cooker Porcupine Meatloaf Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Porcupine Meatloaf

Pressure Cooker Porcupine Meatloaf Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Place 1 cup water into the pot. Put the stainless trivet into the bottom of the pot. Place the ground beef, 1 cup of sauce, seasonings and rice into the large mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Once the meatloaf mixture is ready, form the meat into a large circular shape and place it into the stainess basket. Put the lid onto the pressure cooker and close it to seal. Set the pressure cooker to cook on manual high for 35 minutes. Do a quick pressure release. Spread the remaining cup of sauce over the top of the meatloaf. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce. Place the lid back onto the pressure cooker for about 5 minutes, which should be enough time for the sauce to warm and the cheese to melt. Remove the lid from the pressure cooker. Serve immediately with your favorite vegetable. Enjoy!

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    8 comments

    Claudia Lamascolo September 10, 2018 - 5:36 pm

    Your family is so lucky to have all these great meals you invent .. this is so delicious and unique and my kids would have loved this when growing up!

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    Marisa Franca September 11, 2018 - 7:57 am

    I remember seeing porcupine meatballs but not porcupine meatloaf. What a great idea. I used to have a pressure cooker that I used mostly for canning — I wish I had it back. I’m keeping my fingers crossed I get a pressure cooker as a present. I’m saving all of these terrific recipes to use with it.

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    Marysa September 11, 2018 - 8:24 am

    For a second I thought this actually involved porcupine meat! You never know! Sounds like a good recipe, and my kids would totally get a kick out of the name, too.

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    Tammy September 11, 2018 - 9:38 am

    Haha I love the name but what a great recipe for fall nights. It sounds terrific and sure to hit the spot 🙂

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    Veena Azmanov September 11, 2018 - 11:16 am

    I have never made meatloaf in a pressure cooker – this looks so good and sounds so easy. I love how quick it gets done compared to traditional methods. Saving this for later.

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    Jenni LeBaron September 11, 2018 - 1:00 pm

    My electric pressure cooker makes dinner so much easier. I love the adaptability it has for making so many things! This recipe for meatloaf also sounds really good! Comfort food at its best!

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    Mahy Elamin September 11, 2018 - 5:19 pm

    I want to try it immediately! This looks really good! This is perfect for me. THANK YOU!

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    Sim @ Sim's Life July 7, 2019 - 3:26 pm

    I have never considered a pressure cooker before, but the recipes you have made in one are amazing… and super easy and time saving! I do believe it is the way forward! 🙂 Sim x

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