These days, I am all about easy dinners and it really doesn't get any easier than these Instant Pot Orange Glazed Meatballs. They take under 15 minutes total to prep and cook and the flavor can't be beat! So the next time you need to get a tasty dinner on the table but have only a few minutes to do it, try this easy Instant Pot recipe! Don't forget to also try our Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs and this Instant Pot Chicken Lo Mein Recipe.
Why Instant Pot Orange Glazed Meatballs are awesome
There are two things that make these Asian meatballs super easy to make. The first is the Instant Pot which dramatically cuts cooking time on everything. The second is the fact that this easy meatball recipe uses frozen meatballs. This is a great supermarket shortcut!
These delicious and Instant Pot orange glazed meatballs can be on your dinner table in as little as 15 minutes. A pressure cooker saves cooking time and locks in moisture for perfect results.
These Instant Pot Orange Glazed Meatballs are an easy meal any night of the week, just like these Instant Pot Teriyaki Wings Recipe. Succulent, tender, and bursting with flavor, this mouth-watering dish is great for any occasion.
- Frozen beef meatballs
- Soy sauce
- Orange juice
- Brown sugar (may use honey instead)
- Green onions
- Sesame seeds
- Instant Pot steamer basket
How to make orange BBQ meatballs in the Instant Pot
To make these easy and yummy meatballs, pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot. Insert the steamer basket. A steamer basket is a great accessory to have for your Instant Pot as it makes it so much more versatile. Check out my must have Instant Pot accessories.
Pour meatballs into the steamer basket. Make sure the meatballs are all around the steamer. Place lid on the Instant Pot and close the valve. Set to pressure cook and set timer to 6 minutes.
Once the Instant Pot stops counting and beeps, release the pressure by doing a quick release.. Remove meatballs and place them in a bowl. Drain the liquid from Instant Pot and then add the meatballs back to the pot.
How to make orange glaze for meatballs
Now it is time to make the orange glaze. Set the Instant Pot to saute mode. In a large bowl or liquid measuring cup, mix together the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, orange juice, corn starch, and brown sugar. Whisk well.
Pour the sweet glaze mixture over the meatballs. Stir lightly until the sauce starts to thicken.
Once it thickens, turn off the Instant Pot.
Top the meatballs with some chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
These meatballs have a delicious flavor make a great main dish or appetizer. For more delicious recipes and meal plan ideas check out Eat At Home Meal Plans.
Instant Pot Orange Glazed Meatballs
- 28 oz frozen beef meatballs
- 1 ½ tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 ½ teaspoons grated ginger
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- ⅓ cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoons cornstarch
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar may use honey instead
- 1 cup water
- spring onions for topping
- sesame seeds for topping
- Pour water into the pot. Insert steamer basket. Pour in meatballs. Make sure the meatballs are all around the steamer. Place lid on the pot. Close valve. Set to pressure cook and set timer to 6 minutes.
- Once the instant pot stops counting and beeps; release pressure. Remove meatballs to a bowl. Drain liquid from instant pot. Add meatballs back to the pot.
- Set instant pot to saute mode. In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, mix together garlic, ginger, soy sauce, orange juice, corn starch, and brown sugar. Whisk well.
- Pour mixture over meatballs. Stir lightly until the sauce starts to thicken. Once it thickens turn off instant pot. Serve meatballs over rice topped with spring onions and sesame seeds.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
You can serve these Instant Pot orange glazed meatballs over rice with a side of broccoli. They also go great with this 3 Ingredient Asian Slaw.
You can store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Turkey meatballs will work fine in this recipe if you are looking to cut out red meat. You can also use pork meatballs
This was fabulous! So easy to make and had a wonderful flavor! Will definitely make again!
I like your idea of adding sesame seeds to meatballs. I am going to try that next time I make them.
That glaze is totally delicious - takes frozen meatballs to a whole new level!
This is a great dinner option when I don't have much time to prepare dinner. It is also something that the whole family will enjoy.
I was looking for something quick and different and made these last night for dinner. They were amazing!