Instant Pot BBQ Sweet Meatballs


This simple meatball recipe is the perfect choice for every party but you can also serve them as an appetizer during a weekend dinner with your family and friends. Just place them nicely on a tray with toothpicks and a small bowl of sauce to be used as a dip by your guests.

These meatballs are quick to make and you only need 3 ingredients, other than your Instant Pot, of course. You can either buy ready-made meatballs or make them yourself in less than 10 minutes using fresh ground beef and the spices you like the most.

Instant Pot BBQ Sweet Meatballs
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: international
Keyword: BBQ sauce, beef, BQ Sweet Meatballs, grape jelly
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
  • 2 lb frozen meatballs fully cooked
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup grape jelly
  • 1 cup water
  • Pour water into your Instant Pot.
  • Place the steamer rack inside your Instant Pot and fill it with the meatballs.
  • Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Once done, let the steam release naturally, then drain your meatballs and set aside.
  • Discard water from your Instant Pot and pour BBQ sauce and grape jelly.
  • Press “Sauté” and cook for a couple of minutes, until you obtain a smooth sauce.
  • Add the meatballs and stir thoroughly and saute for 1 more minute.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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5 thoughts on “Instant Pot BBQ Sweet Meatballs

  1. Just want to shout out a THANK YOU for these amazing InstaPot recipes!!! I don’t have to be searching any longer for recipes because I’ve found so many on this website. Thank for sharing!

  2. These are great. Instead of BBQ sauce, I used chile sauce. It looks like ketchup but more flavorful. It’s sold in the ketchup section.

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