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Instant Pot Orange Glazed Meatballs

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!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword instant pot, meatballs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 601kcal
Author Vicky


  • 28 oz frozen beef meatballs
  • 1 ½ tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated ginger
  • cup soy sauce
  • 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.


Calories: 601kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1198mg | Potassium: 680mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg