Easy 5 Ingredient Sweet and Spicy Meatballs


Instant Pot Sweet and Spicy Meatballs are an easy appetizer recipe or addition to dinner that is the perfect balance of sweet, spicy, and smokey. Made in minutes with just five ingredients.


– 1 cup water – 32 ounces frozen plain meatballs – 2 jalapenos, diced – 16 ounces seedless blackberry jam – 16 ounces original barbecue sauce

Begin the recipe by placing the trivet at the bottom of the instant pot and adding 1 cup of water.

Step #1

Add the meatballs and jalapenos. Place the top on the instant pot. Making sure the steam release valve is set to sealing and not venting.

Step #2

Cook using the manual setting. Press the Manual button on the Instant Pot. Set the cook time for five minutes then natural release.

Step #3

Remove the meatballs and jalapenos into a large bowl and set aside. Drain the liquid, it is no longer needed.

Step #4

Return the insert to the pressure cooker and set to saute on the low setting. Add in the blackberry jam and barbecue sauce. Stir continuously until the jam has melted and the sauce is smooth.

Step #5

Add the cooked meatballs and jalapenos back into the pressure cooker and stir to evenly coat with the sweet and spicy sauce mixture.

Step #6

Adjust the pressure cooker to the keep warm setting or remove to serve immediately.

Step #7

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