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Instant Pot Sweet and Tangy Meatballs Recipe

Super delicious and an easy quick dinner that you can throw together and have it ready in less than a half-hour. This Instant Pot sweet and tangy meatballs recipe is a simple go-to recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy dinner recipe, Easy Instant Pot Recipe, Instant Pot meatballs, Sweet and Tangy Meatballs
Servings: 8
Calories: 520kcal
Author: Momma Cyd


  • Instant Pot


  • 12 ounces chili sauce
  • 18 ounces grape jelly
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 pounds frozen meatballs homestyle


  • Combine chili sauce, jelly, and water in the Instant Pot and stir or whisk until smooth.
  • Add meatballs and mix well.
  • Push manual or pressure cook and set the timer for 7 minutes.
  • Once it is done, quick release and let cool a little bit.
  • Serve over rice or with toothpicks.


To make this into a freezer meal:
Place meatballs, chili sauce, and grape jelly into a gallon-sized freezer bag. Place freezer bag into freezer and it will last up to 90 days.
When ready to use, dump ingredients from bag into Instant Pot and add 1/2 cup of chicken broth or water in with the frozen food.
Place the lid on top, move the valve to SEALING, and press the MANUAL button. Set timer for 7 minutes. Do a QUICK RELEASE when the timer is done.


Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 532mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg