Instant Pot BBQ Sweet Meatballs

Meatballs in BBQ sauce alongside green beans and basmati rice

All you need is 3 ingredients to enjoy this simple dinner! Easy recipe you can make in the Instant Pot in only 8 minutes.

Meatballs in BBQ sauce alongside green beans and basmati rice

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: Frozen meatballs, bbq sauce ang grape jelly.

For this recipe we are using frozen meatballs to make the recipe as fast as possible.

Can I use fresh meatballs?

Sure. You can either buy ready-made meatballs or make them yourself in less than 10 minutes using the recipes bellow:

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Meatballs in BBQ sauce alongside green beans and basmati rice

Instant Pot BBQ Sweet Meatballs

These sweet and savory meatballs will be a hit for a BBQ party. The meatballs are coated in a sweet and tangy grape jelly and BBQ sauce and can be made in less than 10 minutes in an Instant Pot.
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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
Author: Corrie


  • 2 lb frozen meatballs fully cooked
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • ½ 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!


Calories: 161kcal Carbohydrates: 39g Protein: 1g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 501mg Potassium: 132mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 30g Vitamin A: 107IU Vitamin C: 3mg Calcium: 23mg Iron: 1mg
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8 thoughts on “Instant Pot BBQ Sweet Meatballs

  1. Loved this recipe. You’ve can also use it with chili sauce and he grape jelly! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes! Lori

  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.

    1. I agree with the chile sauce, and also recommend currant jelly, if you can find it. More of a 'grown-up' taste, but kids still like it. (At least those in my extended family)

  3. 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!

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