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This Instant Pot Meatballs recipe is the perfect recipe for cooking meatballs for a tasty Sub style sandwich.

My family love to visit Subway and one of my favourite things to order is a meatball sub. Today we are sharing a fantastic Instant Pot recipe which makes the perfect meatballs for your sub sandwich.

Instant Pot Meatballs Recipe

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Can You Cook Frozen Meatballs In The Instant Pot?

You can cook meatballs in the Instant pot fresh or frozen. Frozen meatballs in the Instant Pot will need an extra 3 minutes cooking time.

We love to cook Instant pot frozen meatballs as I can just grab them from the freezer and we don’t have to wait fro defrosting. Our meatballs always taste just as cook when pressure cooked from frozen.

I’d recommend cooking your meatballs from frozen rather than defrosting meatballs in a microwave before cooking. 

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Ingredients For Your Instant Pot Meatball Recipe

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 meatballs 
  • 3 sweet bell peppers or 1 jar cooked peppers, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 5-6 cloves garlic
  • 1-10oz can tomato sauce
  • 4 sub-style buns

Cooking Meatballs In Your Pressure Cooker

Place the olive oil in your Instant Pot and select “saute” setting.

Once the oil is hot, add your meatballs and sear until browned all over, stirring as needed.

cooking meatballs in instant pot

Add the chopped vegetables and cook until the onion is translucent.

cooking meatballs in instant pot

Add the tomato sauce and turn off the IP

Instant Pot Meatballs Recipe

Secure the lid and select “meat/stew” setting for 7 minutes (2 if the meatballs are precooked).

Instant Pot Meatballs Recipe

Allow to natural release and then serve on sub-style buns with a sprinkle of cheese or parsley.

Instant Pot Meatballs Recipe

Enjoy your tasty Meatballs Instant Pot style! 

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