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sweet and sour meatballs with pineapple and yellow bell peppers in a white bowl
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Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Meatballs with pineapple and peppers are super easy to make in the pressure cooker and perfect for a quick dinner or appetizer.
Course Appetizer, Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
pressure time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 251kcal
Author Dee
Cost $10


  • 36 frozen meatballs
  • 1 20 ounce can pineapple chunks undrained with juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onions
  • 2 bell peppers seeded and sliced

Cornstarch Slurry


  • Add the frozen meatballs to the Instant Pot, then add the pineapple chunks, water, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar and onions. Do not stir
  • Place lid on pressure cooker, make sure valve is at sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 5 minutes
  • Pot will take a few minutes to pressurize, then count down and cook. When pot beeps, quick release pressure
  • When pin drops, carefully open lid, and stir. Hit CANCEL, then hit SAUTE and stir in pepper chunks
  • Make the slurry by stirring together cornstarch and water. Stir into bubbling liquid, and allow to thicken
  • Hit CANCEL, and serve or hit KEEP WARM until ready to serve


Can use any flavor frozen meatballs, including Italian style. If using fresh homemade meatballs, cook or brown first, then proceed with recipe.
Recipe was made in 6 quart pressure cooker. For 8 quart, use 1 cup water.


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1008IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg