Hawaiian flavors are just perfect to enjoy in the summer! Maybe you can’t visit the islands, but you can bring the tastes to your home with these Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs! Your family will enjoy these Hawaiian meatballs and with your Instant Pot, the work you put into them will be so minimal. If you’re feeling super creative, set up a themed dinner with island decorations! For more fabulous meatball recipes, check out our Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs.
INSTANT POT HAWAIIAN BEEF MEATBALLS
This recipe makes a great meal and would also make a great party appetizer!
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE INSTANT POT HAWAIIAN MEATBALLS
- apple juice
- pineapple juice
- fresh ginger
- soy sauce
- hoisin sauce
- brown sugar (may be replaced with honey)
- corn starch
- canned pineapple
- frozen beef meatballs
- sesame seeds for topping
HOW TO MAKE HAWAIIAN MEATBALLS IN THE INSTANT POT
Add the frozen meatballs, and place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the valve to sealed.
Set the timer on the Instant Pot to 6 minutes. Once the Instant Pot warms up and stops counting and beeps, release the pressure by turning the valve.
Remove the cooked meatballs and place them into a bowl. Lift and drain the pot insert. Replace the pot insert back into the Instant Pot and add the meatballs back to the pot.
In a liquid measuring cup, add apple juice, pineapple juice, fresh ginger, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic, brown sugar, and cornstarch. Whisk all the ingredients together well.
Set the Instant Pot to saute mode and add in the pineapple that is leftover from the can.
Pour the mixture in the measuring cup over the meatballs and stir until sauce thickens around the meatballs. Once it has thickened, turn off the Instant Pot.
You can serve the Hawaiian meatballs over rice and top the dish with sesame seeds.
Aloha! Enjoy your taste of the islands!
Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs
- Place steamer basket into instant pot. Pour in 1 cup water. Add in meatballs and place lid on the instant pot. Set valve to sealed. Set timer to 6 minutes. Once the instant warms up and stops counting and beeps release the pressure by turning the valve.
- Remove meatballs to a bowl. Lift and drain pot insert. Replace pot insert back into the instant pot. Add meatballs back to the pot.
- In a glass liquid measuring cup, add apple juice, pineapple juice, fresh ginger, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic, brown sugar, and corn starch. Whisk well.
- Set instant pot to saute mode. Add in pineapple from can but not the juice. Pour the mixture over the meatballs and stir until sauce thickens around the meatballs. Once thick turn off instant pot.
- Serve over rice topped with sesame seeds.
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