Not only are these Instant Pot cranberry barbecue meatballs easy to make, they also have amazing flavor that comes from a simple two ingredient sauce. They will be a hit at any gathering this season.
Meatballs are a requirement at any holiday gathering, IMO. They’re such tasty little bites and there are so many ways they can be prepared. It’s all about the sauce, am I right?
These cranberry barbecue meatballs will not disappoint and the Instant Pot makes them so easy. There’s no browning required. After you’re done rolling them they go straight into the pot and get covered up with that delicious sauce.
Let’s talk about that sauce for a minute. It really couldn’t be any more simple. It’s literally two ingredients.
You simply mix together cranberry sauce and your favorite barbecue sauce. That’s it. It’s a great use for leftover cranberry sauce, but you can use any canned cranberry sauce. Just make sure it’s cranberry sauce, not jelly.
I know the sauce sounds incredibly simple, but it’s so tasty. It’s one of those things where less is definitely more. Something magically happens when you mix the two ingredients together and cook it with the meatballs. It just does.
After their time in the Instant Pot, these meatballs come out perfect. They’re soft and tender and the sauce tastes absolutely amazing. I promise your guests will go crazy for them.
What ingredients do I need to make these Instant Pot Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs?
- ground beef and pork
- smoked paprika
- bread crumbs
- cranberry sauce (not jelly)
- barbecue sauce
After you serve these to your family and friends they are going to request that you make them for every party, guaranteed. It’s also unlikely there will be any leftover after the party, they’re that good.
A small scoop works great for forming uniformly sized meatballs. Make sure you use cranberry sauce, rather than cranberry jelly.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 665mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 25g
A small scoop works great for forming uniformly sized meatballs.
Make sure you use cranberry sauce, rather than cranberry jelly.