Instant Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs

So much of the workload still have to cook for dinner? Then you’ve come to the right place! The Instant Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs recipe is very simple yet so delicious and doesn’t require any struggle to do!

A quick and easy recipe full of flavors is gonna be loved by your kids and family! Plus a recipe containing meatballs? No chance of any leftover!

And the magic about is that you would get confused that how a grape jelly in meatballs can taste so amazingly delicious that would make you craving for more!

Why This Recipe Works

The delicious meatballs dipped in the sweet and savory sauce made with jelly, chili sauce, and spice mix would make you its real fan! The simple and quick recipe that everyone’s gonna love at your home :))

And your Instant Pot would let you cook this in 17 minutes only! So why not give a try to the easiest recipe you would ever get to know!!

Recipe Video

Recipe Ingredients

Chilli Sauce – A perfect mix of chilies, tomatoes, onions, peppers, vinegar, and spices mostly available at every store. I use ‘Heinz Chilli Sauce’ as it never gets short in the market but if you don’t find any, feel free to use barbeque sauce instead of it! This will also give an everlasting flavor to your sauce.

Grape Jelly – Grape Jelly in meatballs sounds so strange but believe me it’s gonna rock your dish!! You can use any jar-packed grape jelly or also homemade whatever you prefer. But ‘Welch’s Grape Jelly’ is one of my recommendations to use.

Spices – Most recipes you’ll find on the internet don’t contain spices in Grape Jelly Meatballs but I’ve used Cayenne Powder and Black Pepper to give this recipe some balanced spicy touch.

Meatballs – I’ve used frozen meatballs in my recipe. Use them frozen while cooking. You can also make meatballs at home. Get an idea of ​​how to prepare meatballs from our Swedish Meatballs recipe :))

How to Make

Here is a step-by-step guide for your ease!

Gather all the necessary ingredients!

Pour 12 oz of Chili Sauce into an Instant Pot.

Add 32 oz of Grape Jelly to it.

Add 1 teaspoon of Cayenne to it.

Add ½ teaspoon of Black Pepper to it.

Press Sauté and sauté the ingredients for 5 minutes and keep stirring them until simmers.

Now, Add the frozen meatballs to the Instant Pot.

Cover the lid. Cook them at high pressure and set timings for 12 minutes. Then give it a quick release.

Dish out the yummy Grape Jelly Meatballs and serve it to your tummy with some steamed rice or Egg Noodles!

How to Serve

If you’re serving the Grape Jelly Meatballs as an appetizer, Serve it with the buttery and creamy Mashed Potatoes or have them with some grilled barbeque corns. They make a heart-melting combination when paired with Grape Jelly Meatballs :))

You can also simply have them with roasted green beans and potatoes. So light- So yummy!

Or have them as a main course with the spicy rice pilaf, It’s the type of combo you can serve over and over again and would always get a happy reaction to :))

FAQ About Grape Jelly Meatballs

Can I store and reheat later?

Yes, you can store it for 3-4 days in a refrigerator in an airtight container. Or for 4-5 months in the freezer. For reheating purposes, thaw it overnight in the fridge and reheat it for an hour or two on the stovetop. Add in some chili sauce and some water during reheating so it will get a texture like a freshly cooked dish!

Can I use any other flavored jelly instead of grape jelly?

Yes obviously! Use cranberry canned sauce (or homemade Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce), raspberry preserves, apricot preserves, or any other flavor you want in your dish.

More Meatball Recipes

Instant Pot Chicken Meatballs

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs

Instant Pot Porcupine Meatballs

Instant Pot Pasta and Meatballs (one-pot meal)

Instant Pot BBQ Sweet Meatballs (from frozen)

Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs (from Ikea)

  • Pour chili sauce into an instant pot.

  • Add grape jelly, cayenne, and black pepper to it.

  • Saute it for 5 minutes.

  • Then add the meatballs to the instant pot and cook them at high pressure for 12 minutes.

  • Give it a quick release and serve the deliciously appetizing meatballs with some slider rolls and enjoy!

Calories: 10389kcal Carbohydrates: 795g Protein: 466g Fat: 580g Saturated Fat: 214g Polyunsaturated Fat: 52g Monnounsaturated Fat: 257g Cholesterol: 1960mg Sodium: 5217mg Potassium: 8563mg Fiber: 13g Sugar: 603g Vitamin A: 1028IU Vitamin C: 100mg Calcium: 570mg Iron: 29mg

  • There’s no need to thaw the meatballs. Use them frozen.
  • This recipe gives a good consistency of sauce but if you want the sauce to be thicker, add some corn starch to water and stir. Then add this mixture to the sauce.
  • You can change this recipe up a bit too depends on how much sweet or spicy you want it to be.

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