Is there ever not a great time for meatballs? Meatballs are great for tailgating, for parties, for large groups, for celebrations, for sports events, potluck dinners and just any night of the week. The problem that meatballs present are how time-invasive they are to cook. Great tasting meatballs are generally made on weekends and then enjoyed over the course of the week.
Things are changing and you can enjoy meatballs any night of the week, any time, with my simple method of creating Pressure Cooker Meatballs. If you have a pressure cooker, pull that sucker out, because this appliance is the game-changer. Make this in your Instant Pot or other electric pressure cookers.
My recipe for pressure cooker meatballs is simple, clean and will provide you a delicious meal, snack feast anytime you choose to cook it. Lavishly live food out loud and enjoy Pressure Cooker Meatballs from one foodie to the rest of you!
Pump Those Meatballs
These pressure cooker meatballs can be enjoyed any night of the week. Remember when our moms would cook a lot on the weekend to make up for cooking during the week? With the ease of preparation and the fast cooking (thank you Pressure Cooker) it’s easy to do this any day of the week in just minutes!
Honestly, you can use any pressure cooker, like the Instant Pot (that is the most popular) or you can use
Let’s grab the ingredients first
I also have a few paper towels laid out to a) get the meat off my hands and b) touch the sink handle so I don’t cross contaminate.
Pressure Cooker Meatballs
2 Pounds of Ground Beef
1 C Parmesan Cheese
½ C of Milk
1 Tbsp. of Minced Garlic
¾ C of Italian Flavored Breadcrumbs
28 Oz of Tomato Puree
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 ½ C Water
In a large bowl mix ground beef, Parmesan cheese, milk and flavored breadcrumbs and form into golf ball sized meatballs.
Place olive oil and garlic into the inner pot and transfer meatballs to the inner pot as they are rolled.
Press Start, Menu, saute, Start. Brown meatballs it will take about 5 minutes to get them each lightly browned.
Press Stop/Cancel. Add-In Tomato Puree and water.
Place lid on and lock, and set the pressure limit valve to seal.
Press Start/Menu/Meat/Start/6 minutes.
Pressure will build for 14 minutes and then 6 minutes of cook time.
When cook cycle has ended, allow cooling via natural release method.
Serve warm, on buns, or with pasta. Sprinkle with cheese.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 6 Minutes Cook Time: 25 Minutes Makes 4 Generous Servings
- 2 Pounds of Ground Beef
- 1 C Parmesan Cheese
- ½ C of Milk
- 1 Tbsp. of Minced Garlic
- ¾ C of Italian Flavored Breadcrumbs
- 28 Oz of Tomato Puree
- 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 ½ C Water
- In a large bowl mix ground beef, Parmesan cheese, milk and flavored breadcrumbs and form into golf ball sized meatballs.
- Place olive oil and garlic into the inner pot and transfer meatballs to the inner pot as they are rolled.
- Press Start, Menu, sauté, Start.
- Brown meatballs it will take about 5 minutes to get them each lightly browned.
- Press Stop/Cancel.
- Add In Tomato Puree and water.
- Place lid on and lock, and set the pressure limit valve to seal.
- Press Start/Menu/Meat/Start/6 minutes.
- Pressure will build for 14 minutes and then 6 minutes of cook time.
- When cook cycle has ended, allow to cool via natural release method.
- Serve warm, on buns, or with pasta.
- Sprinkle with cheese.
- Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 6 Minutes Cook Time: 25 Minutes Makes 4 Generous Servings
Pressure Cooker Chatter
I would be lost in my house without this Pressure Cooker. If you are looking for a great electric, 6 Quart Pressure Cooker, that is easy to use, and reliable, here it the brand I used to prepare this meal. It really is revolutionary and I love the pressure release valve in the pot lid, different from any pressure cooker I have used.
If you prefer you can use the Instant Pot, as I have referenced before. The Instant Pot is quite reliable as well.
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Lavishly live food out loud and prepare these easy to make Pressure Cooker Meatballs any night of the week. Are you in need of more pressure cooker recipes? Try these, as I cook with my pressure cooker every night of the week!