Grandma's Porcupine Meatballs in the Instant Pot®


Grandma's recipe made in the Instant Pot®.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ½ cup uncooked white rice

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon diced garlic

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup

  • ½ cup water


  1. Mix beef, rice, onion, egg, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl until combined. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions and form into meatballs.

  2. Place meatballs in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Mix tomato soup and water and pour over meatballs.

  3. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

439 Calories
20g Fat
41g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 439
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 951mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 82mg 412%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 565mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.