Best-Ever Italian Meatballs
By :Party In An Instant Pot Cookbook
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Serving these meatballs with cute little cocktail skewers would be the classy thing to do, but we much prefer going the (insanely cheesy) slider route.
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Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb italian sausage
  • 1/2 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 box panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
FOR THE SAUCE
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes 28 oz
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb italian sausage
  • 1/2 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 box panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
FOR THE SAUCE
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes 28 oz
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
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Votes: 6
Rating: 4.17
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Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix ground beef, sausage, onion, garlic, bread crumbs, Parmesan, parsley, and eggs gently with your hands until completely incorporated. Season with salt and pepper and form into 24 balls.
  2. Set Instant Pot to Sauté and heat oil. When oil is shimmering, add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato paste, garlic, and oregano, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Add crushed tomatoes and season with salt and pepper, then add meatballs.
  5. Secure lid and set Instant Pot to Pressure Cook on High for 8 minutes. Follow manufacturer’s guide for quick release, making sure to wait until the cycle is complete before unlocking and removing the lid.
9 replies
  1. Helen in CA
    Helen in CA says:

    Had to add water….due to BURN notice. So then had to use SAUTE to reduce the sauce.

    Also, the 8 min wasn’t long enough to cook the meatballs. But the simmering I had to do to reduce the sauce, finished cooking the meatballs. I added Italian Seasoning and some fennel seeds to the sauce while simmering. All that said: think they’re pretty good and I’ll do this again (prepared by my experiences).

  2. krystal
    krystal says:

    It was a giant mess. The screen kept flashing burn because of the oil in the bottom of the pot from the saute function. After 45 minutes of having the burn screen on and off, we just gave up.

  3. Colleen
    Colleen says:

    Got the burn food notice twice. Added water to my sauce to thin it out. 8 minutes and the meatballs were not cooked through. Definitely add more time. I added 5 more minutes.

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