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Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs

These Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs make a great meal or appetizer. They take just 10 minutes to make and will be the taste of the islands to your home.
Course Dinner
Cuisine hawaiian
Keyword instant pot, instant pot hawaiian meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 618kcal
Author Vicky


  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 4 teaspoons garlic
  • ¼ cup brown sugar may be replaced with honey
  • 3 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 can pineapple; juice reserved
  • 28 oz frozen beef meatballs
  • 1 cup water
  • sesame seeds for topping


  • 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.



Calories: 618kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 994mg | Potassium: 665mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg