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Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

These Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Meatballs are the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Perfect for an appetizer or main dish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Pressurize Time10 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: best meatballs, sweet and sour, sweet and sour meatballs
Servings: 8
Calories: 449kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Wooden Spoon


  • 2 pounds frozen meatballs
  • 1 red bell pepper medium cut into large pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper medium cut into large pieces
  • 1 onion medium cut into large pieces
  • 20 ounces pineapple chunks 1 can, undrained
  • 10 ounces sweet and sour sauce 1 bottle
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


  • Place meatballs in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Top with the peppers, onions and undrained pineapple chunks.
  • In a small bowl, mix together sweet and sour sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic powder. Pour on top of meatballs and vegetables.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the knob to SEALING.
  • Push the PRESSURE COOK or MANUAL button and set the timer for 7 minutes.
  • When the timer is finished, turn the knob to VENTING to do a QUICK RELEASE of the pressure. Remove the lid and stir.
  • Serve over rice as a main dish or serve with toothpicks for a yummy appetizer.


  • Serving size is if you are serving it as a main dish. If it is an appetizer, it will be about 16 servings.


Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 609mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg