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Instant Pot 3-Ingredient Meatballs

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  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


These meatballs are a perfect appetizer. With only 3 ingredients and the use of your Instant Pot they literally take 3 minutes of hands-on time. They are super flavorful with a little bit of savory and a little bit of sweetness.


  • 1 cup beef broth or water
  • 1 (26 oz) bag frozen meatballs
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves or grape jelly
  • 3/4 cup chili sauce (it is by the ketchup at the store)


  1. Add broth to the Instant Pot. Dump the bag of meatballs into the pot. Dump the apricot/grape jelly and chili sauce on top of the meatballs. Don’t stir. 
  2. Cover and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 4 minutes. When the time is up let the pot sit for 5-10 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid. 
  3. Toss the meatballs and coat them in the sauce. Serve and enjoy!


This recipe is easily doubled and perfect to serve at a party. Double all the ingredients (except the broth) and keep the cooking time the same. 

  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American