Instant Pot Bourbon-Glazed Meatballs the Easy Way

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recipe by Heather Schlueter

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based on 1 ratings

Using pre-made frozen meatballs and store-bought barbecue sauce is definitely the fastest way to make these delicious sweet, tangy, and tasty cocktail treats. But if you have a great recipe for homemade meatballs and the time to make them, by all means use them here. There’s no need to brown the meatballs first if you’re making them from scratch, just don’t crowd them together too much in the pot.

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recipe updated Feb 4, 2020


  • Frozen cooked meatballs icon
    Frozen cooked meatballs
    2 cups
  • Honey icon
    about ¼ cup (84g)
  • Barbecue sauce icon
    Barbecue sauce
    2 cups (480ml)
  • Bourbon icon
    ¼ cup (60ml)
  • Fresh chives icon
    Fresh chives
    as needed


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Place frozen cooked meatballs, honey, barbecue sauce, bourbon and fresh chives on the inner pot
  2. Stir together gently
  3. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  4. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 5 min
  5. Quick release
  6. Stir until all the meatballs are coated
  7. Serve
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