simple Instant Pot Meatballs (fast Dinner!)

You’ve probably heard of the Instant Pot ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

Ever had one of those nights where you’re in a crunch for time and need to acquire dinner on the table quickly? These 2 minute instant pot meatballs are JUST what you need! Now of course, it does take about 15 minutes to come to pressure, but it’s SO fun to tap 2 minutes on the instant pot, because this means you’ll literally have a hot and simple dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes!

This recipe only calls for SIX ingredients and instant pot meatballs are ALWAYS a hit! We love to serve them over rice (which I always cook up in my other instant pot, but you can cook it on the stovetop while your meatballs cook up). These Honey Garlic Instant Pot Meatballs also make an incredible appetizer for any sort of party or gathering!

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Honey Garlic Instant Pot Meatballs


1/2 cup ketchup (136 grams)
1/3 cup honey (111 grams)
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce (30 ml)
3 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 1/2 teaspoons)
28 ounces frozen fully cooked meatballs
2 tablespoons of water


Turn the instant pot on saute mode and combine ketchup, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, water, and garlic. Stir until somewhat thick and bubbly (it only takes a few minutes).
Turn off saute mode and add the frozen meatballs. Stir to combine the meatballs with the sauce.
put the lid on the instant pot and set it to manual high pressure for 2 minutes.
Once the cooking is done, fast release the pressure, open the lid, stir a little more and enjoy over rice!

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