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3.86 from 7 votes

Instant Pot Porcupine Meatballs

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 457kcal


For The Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 tbsp dried minced onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoned bread crumbs

For The Sauce

  • 1 10.5 oz can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 can beef broth using the same can from the sauce
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar


To Make The Meatballs

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the meatball ingredients. Use your hands to knead them together until it's uniform & everything's well mixed.
  • Using your hands, roll the meat mixture into roughly 12-14 small meatballs. Place the meatballs onto a waiting plate, and set aside.

To Make The Sauce

  • Add all of the sauce ingredients to the bowl of the instant pot. Whisk everything together until evenly combined. Press the sautee button to get the sauce going.
  • When the sauce has begun to simmer, give it a final stir & add all of the meatballs to the pot. Put the lid on the instant pot, turning to close and make sure the vent is in the sealed position. Hit the cancel button to stop the cooking.
  • Press the manual/pressure cook button & set it to cook for 25 minutes. When it's done cooking, let it manually pressure release (by just leaving it alone) for 15 minutes. Now turn the vent valve to open and release any remaining steam.
  • Open the lid & serve the meatballs.


Don't have condensed soup on hand? You can sub an 8 ounce can of tomato sauce + 2 tbsp of tomato paste. The sauce will be thinner, but just as tasty. Also, a can of V8 makes a great sub and gets more veggies in.
For a fuller meal in the instant pot, stir 1- 1 1/2 cups freshly chopped potatoes into the sauce before adding the meatballs. Serve with a simple side salad.
These can be served with toothpicks as an appetizer, or over a bed of white rice for a simple saucy meal.
recipe adapted from Simply Happy Foodie


Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 1521mg | Potassium: 1039mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 13.1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 5mg