Best-Ever Italian Meatballs
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.
Servings
6servings
Cook Time
24minutes
Servings
6servings
Cook Time
24minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2lb ground beef
  • 1/2lb italian sausage
  • 1/2 medium onionfinely chopped
  • 2 garlic clovesminced
  • 1/2 box panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2cup grated parmesan
  • 1/4cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 large eggsbeaten
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
FOR THE SAUCE
  • 2tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onionfinely chopped
  • 2tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 garlic clovesminced
  • 1tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes28 oz
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
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.