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Instant Pot Ikea Meatballs


  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Tender and delicious bite size meatballs with savory cream gravy. They taste just like what you can order at Ikea!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 pound 85/15 ground beef
  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • 6 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions:

  1. Pour broth, soy sauce and Dijon into Instant Pot. Whisk. 
  2. Add a trivet into the Instant Pot (I used the OXO Silicone Sling* and it worked perfectly). 
  3. Add beef, pork, onion, garlic bread crumbs, egg, milk, kosher salt, pepper and olive oil into a medium bowl. Use clean hands to combine well. 
  4. Form into small half ounce meatballs (about 1-2 tablespoons). I used a small cookie scooper to help. Roll the balls and place on top of the trivet. Most of the meatballs will be in one layer but some will have to be stacked on top. 
  5. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes. When time is up let pot sit for 5-10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid. 
  6. Carefully remove the meatballs (I lifted up the sling and placed it on a plate). 
  7. In a small bowl stir together the melted butter and flour with a whisk. Add in cream a little at a time and whisk well. 
  8. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. Add in the flour mixture a little at a time, whisking well. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, until sauce is thickened and raw flour smell is gone. Turn off Instant Pot. 
  9. Taste gravy and salt and pepper to taste. Stir the meatballs into the gravy. Serve meatballs and gravy with potatoes, rice or noodles. 

Slow Cooker Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl add the melted butter and whisk in the flour, one tablespoon at a time. Then whisk in a cup of the broth until the mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker. Add in the remaining broth, soy sauce and Dijon. Whisk well.
  2.  Add beef, pork, onion, garlic bread crumbs, egg, milk, kosher salt, pepper and olive oil into a medium bowl. Use clean hands to combine well. 
  3. Form into small half ounce meatballs (about 1-2 tablespoons). I used a small cookie scooper to help. Roll the balls and place in the slow cooker. 
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours. 
  5. Stir in the heavy cream. Taste gravy and salt and pepper to taste. Serve meatballs and gravy with potatoes, rice or noodles. 
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Category: Beef and Pork
  • Method: Instant Pot or Slow Cooker