If I could buy Fiddle River‘s rosemary dijon mustard demi-glace, I totally would use it to make Instant Pot Meatballs again and again. The surf and turf platter comes with delectable sauces and I happened to have leftover rosemary dijon mustard to play with in a quick and indulgent meat recipe. The rosemary dijon mustard demi-glace sauce has the right amount of mustard, tang and slightly sweet, which is perfect for meatballs. Fiddle River is a restaurant in Jasper and has a Chef at Home meal service, whereby you take the ingredients home to cook. I was given a complimentary meal to review, which I will post soon. Since we were camping right outside of Hinton, it was a real treat to cook a restaurant quality meal over a campfire.
Other ways to use this sauce: if you’ve got meat and veggies leftovers from the surf and turf platter, make a sandwich! The chipotle mayo and mustard together are amazing in sandwiches.
These meatballs are easy to prepare in the Instant Pot. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can use the same recipe to cook this over stove top in a large pot or cook it for 6 hours on low in the slow cooker. Using the Instant Pot for this recipe is great as you can use the passive time to cook noodles or rice and prepare a salad as side dishes.
If you still want to make Instant Pot meatballs but cannot get to Jasper to get this delicious mustard, use a dijon mustard of your choice. It won’t be the same but it will be a decent substitute. For this recipe, I have used a Kansas style barbecue sauce. You can use any barbecue sauces that is on the sweet side for taste. Worchestershire sauce will enhance the flavour of the meatballs.
If you don’t have breadcrumbs on hand, take 5 to 6 slices of bread and use this breadcrumbs recipe. This recipe uses cooked bacon, but you can skip that if you aren’t a bacon fan. The bacon adds texture and saltiness to the meatballs, especially if you were to cook the bacon until it is crispy.
How to Prevent The Meatballs from Sticking in the Instant Pot
One thing I have learned from making this recipe is that you cannot pile the meatballs on top of one another. Of course I had pretty enough meatballs for the final photo, but I had my meatballs sticking to one another. Put a layer of tin foil between the meatballs and poke holes in the foil using a fork. I use the 6 qt Instant Pot. So, you might not run into piling your meatballs in the 8 qt Instant Pot.
Pressure cooking the meatballs results in juicy meatballs. If you have got a chance to try Fiddle River’s sauces, could you please tell me which is your favourite sauce in the comments?
In a bowl, add the ground beef, mustard, barbecue sauce, Worchestershire sauce, diced onion, egg. Once the Instant Pot screen says HOT, fry the two pieces of bacon until crispy. Turn the Saute button off by hitting 'cancel'. Remove bacon and cut using either kitchen scissors or slice with a knife. Add the bacon to the mixture and mix with a wooden spoon.
Roll about a huge tablespoon's worth of meat mixture with your palms into meatballs. (I like to lay the raw meatballs on a baking sheet)
Wash your hands prior to turning on the Saute button again. Brown the meatballs. Transfer to a plate when done browning. Do not overcrowd the meatballs.
Turn off the saute button again. Place the meatballs back in the Instant Pot. Add water. If you need to put the meatballs on a second layer, cut a tin foil into a circle and layer it on top of the meatballs on the bottom. Carefully poke holes with a fork through the tin foil. Place the remaining meatballs on top.
Place the Instant Pot lid on; a musical sound will play. Set the manual pressure timer to 8 minutes. It will take roughly 10 minutes for the Instant Pot to pressure.
Once the timer finishes counting down the 8 minutes of pressure cooking time, wait 5 minutes before releasing the pressure carefully.
3 thoughts on “Instant Pot Meatballs”
Meatballs are one of those things I could eat over and over and over again haha so yummy! Such a simple recipe!
So much flavour in these little balls! Really tasty, I love the addition of the rosemary mustard, definitely makes these mouthwatering, thanks!
OMG I need an instant pot! These meatballs look and sound amazing! Is there a way to do them in the slow cooker?