Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs

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5 from 6 votes
Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs are the perfect rut breaker. They are sweet, juicy, fun and irresistible. Perfect for an anytime meal treat.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Close up of Instnata Pot Hawaiian meatballs

Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs are the perfect rut breaker. They are sweet, juicy, fun and irresistible. Perfect for an anytime meal treat.

Close up of Instant Pot Hawaiian meatballs

My Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs are super easy to make and are great for parties. They make a perfect appetizer, snack, lunch or dinner. The tangy, zest quality is so unique and different from traditional meatball dishes, they are a nice suprise.

Hawaii is know for their delicious pineapples like the ones used in this dish. Find out more here.

Why Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs Works

These Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs are one of those versatile foods that you can use in so many different ways. For Example, they are great for parties, lunch or dinner. Another plus, they are done in only 15 Minutes!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs

How to Make Instant Pot Meatballs – Step by Step 

  • Make Meatballs: First, add in a bowl all the ingredients for your meatball and mix well.
  • Water: Second add the trivet to your Instant Pot and then add 1 cup of water to the Pot.
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  • Form Meatballs: Next, using a cookie scoop, or a spoon, form meat mixture into a ball. Place each meatball on the trivet, stack them up.
  • Cook.: Set your Instant Pot to high pressure for 7 minutes and then quick release.
  • Make Sauce: Finally, remove the meatballs and place into a bowl and then drain water. Lastly, return meatballs to Instant Pot and then add the remaining ingredients. Mix well and warm sauce.
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Recommendations for Making Hawaiian Meatballs

Undoubtable, the meatball is a powerhouse food due to it’s ability to adapt to whatever situation that we need them for. To enumerate:

  • They are great for tailgating or football parties
  • Wonderful for bridal showers or wedding events
  • Perfect for lunch on a Hawaiian roll
  • Excellent for dinner over rice, rice noodles or even quinoa.
A plate of Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs

Tips for Making Instant Pot Meatballs.

Again, why I love these meatballs is that they are so very versatile, with that in mind, they can be adapted as listed below:

  • Use ground turkey, chicken, pork or beef or a combination of all the meats
  • Try some fresh ginger or other Asian inspired seasonings to make them magical.
  • Or use a little heat to counter the sweet. ‘
  • How about making extra and freeze them for a quick dinner.
  • Barbeque sauces are so varied now, some sweet, others more vinegary. Find the one that is your favorite, explore the possibilities.

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Plate of Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs with an Instant Pot in the background

Expert Tips for Making the Best Sweet Meatballs

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Meatballs are great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately. Serve at your Next Luau!
  • Different Barbeque Sauce: Explore new flavors by trying different sauces.
  • Jam or Jelly: Alternatively to pineapple equally effective is apricot or peach jams.

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Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs

5 from 6 votes
Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs are the perfect rut breaker. They are sweet, juicy, fun and irresistible. Perfect for an anytime meal treat.
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Servings: 5 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ cup bread crumbs I blended 2 slices of white bread
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TBSP House Seasoning Blend
  • ½ TBSP Parsley flakes
  • Sauce:
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 10 oz can crushed pineapple drained
  • 3 green onions chopped more if desired for garnish

Instructions

  • Add in a bowl all the ingredients for your meatballs. Mix well.
  • Add the trivet to your Instant Pot.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot
  • Using a cookie scoop, or a spoon, round into a ball using your hand.
  • Place each meatball on the trivet. You can even stack them!
  • Set your Instant Pot to high pressure for 7 minutes. After the time is done, release the pressure by bringing the valve toward you.
  • Remove the meatballs and place into a bowl (or to save another dish, remove the trivet and meatballs from the instant pot, set aside, drain the water, and add the meatballs back to the pot.) and add the remaining ingredients. Mix well.
  • Serve alongside rice, noodles, or by itself. Mahalo and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Meatballs are great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately. Serve at your Next Luau!
  • Different Barbeque Sauce: Explore new flavors by trying different sauces.
  • Jam or Jelly: Alternatively to pineapple equally effective is apricot or peach jams.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1442mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 4mg

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