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Easy Instant Pot® Cocktail Meatballs

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A twist on the grape jelly cocktail meatballs that everybody loves. This recipe uses apricot preserves, but feel free to use grape, orange marmalade, or even cranberry sauce - they're all delicious! Try different flavors of barbecue sauce too! These make the perfect party appetizer, especially when you're low on time!"
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25 m servings 347
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function. Add apricot preserves, barbecue sauce, water, and crushed red pepper and whisk together. Add meatballs and stir to coat.
  2. Close and lock the lid; turn venting knob to sealing. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.
  4. Arrange meatballs on a platter with toothpicks and additional crushed red pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 347 calories; 11.1 47.7 14.6 71 592 Full nutrition

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These are delicious. I used homemade Chicken Sriracha meatballs that I froze the night before. I also used homemade bbq sauce. The method worked perfectly. These went beautifully with steamed ri...

My son made this for Easter 2019...Easy and delicious! If you are in the need of a quick appetizer this fits perfectly. I used peach jam...mmmm mmm good!

Grape is still awesome, used orange and was the best !l ? never any left overs.

Yes, I will make it again and I didn't change anything. Kudos