Instant Pot Meatballs with BBQ Sauce

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Instant Pot Meatballs with BBQ Sauce

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These Instant Pot Meatballs with BBQ Sauce could not be any easier to make. You simply mix up the ingredients, freeze the meatballs for an hour, and cook them in the Instant Pot for 10 minutes. There is very little work involved, but your guests won’t know that. These are delicious as part of a main course or as a party appetizer.

These Instant Pot Meatballs with BBQ Sauce could not be any easier to make. There is very little work involved, but your guests won't know that. These are delicious as part of a main course or as a party appetizer.  #instantpot #appetizer #meatballs #recipe


Instant Pot Meatballs with BBQ Sauce

Instant Pot Meatballs with BBQ Sauce

To make these Instant Pot Meatballs with BBQ Sauce, you will need an Instant Pot of course! I love a 6 Quart Instant Pot because the size is so versatile. It is big enough for a family, but not so big that your food will be swimming in there. This is the most popular size around. If you are cooking for an army, this 8 Quart Instant Pot is for you. The larger size makes it perfect for entertaining or for large family meals.

Now it’s time to assemble the meatballs. I used ground beef for the meatballs, but feel free to substitute ground turkey. Place the ground beef into a large bowl and mix well with the onion powder, salt, and garlic. Roll the mixture into balls. Place the balls in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and freeze them for 1 hour.

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After an hour, remove the meatballs from the freezer. Pour the beef broth into the Instant Pot and add meatballs. Place lid on pot and set valve to seal.

Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Quick release the pressure when Instant Pot is done counting. Then, transfer the  meatballs to a bowl and stir in the barbecue sauce. Feel free to use your favorite brand of BBQ sauce. There are so many good ones out there! Place the meatballs back in the pot and stir to combine the sauce with the broth.

Enjoy your yummy meatballs!

Instant Pot Meatballs with BBQ Sauce

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Instant Pot Meatballs with BBQ Sauce

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 397 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 bottle barbecue sauce

Instructions

  1. Place ground beef into a bowl and mix well with onion powder, salt, and garlic.
  2. Roll the ground beef mixture into balls and place into a bowl.

  3. Freeze for the meatballs for 1 hour.

  4. Pour beef broth into instant pot. Place in meatballs.
  5. Place lid on pot and set valve to seal.
  6. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Quick release pressure when instant pot is done counting.
  7. Remove meatballs to a bowl.
  8. Stir in barbecue sauce. Place meatballs back in the pot and stir.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Meatballs with BBQ Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 789mg 33%
Potassium 473mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 17.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Instant Pot Meatballs with BBQ Sauce

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