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Instant Pot Asian Meatballs

Wait until you try this recipe for Instant Pot Asian Meatballs!  These meatballs are moist and tender and feature the most amazing flavor. Similar to a sticky chicken sauce, these meatballs are going to become something you crave all the time. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asian meatballs recipe
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Jill



  • · 2 lb. ground beef
  • · 2 large eggs
  • · ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • · 4 green onions chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • · 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • · 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • · 1 tsp olive oil


  • · 2/3 cup ketchup
  • · ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • · 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • · 2 tbsp honey
  • · 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • · 2 tbsp ginger paste
  • · ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  • · 1 cup rice
  • · 1 1/4 cup water


  • In a large bowl, mix all of your ingredients for your meatballs.
  • Divide your meat mixture into 10 sections. With the palm of your hand, place the meat inside and roll it into a ball.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the inside of your Instant Pot. Place the trivet inside. Place each meatball on top of the trivet. Your meatballs can be stacked if need be.
  • Using a tall trivet, place your water and rice together in a pressure-safe dish. You can use Pyrex bowls, Bundt pan, or even loaf pans!
  • With your lid on, close the sealing valve. Set your Instant Pot to High Pressure for 7 minutes.
  • While your meat and rice are cooking, mix everything for your sauce in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
  • After the time has finished, do a quick release.
  • Carefully remove everything from your IP or allow the insides to cool.
  • Once your meatballs have been removed, use a pastry brush to brush the sauce on your meatballs. Use as much or as little as you would like!
  • Serve your meatballs over your rice. Top with sesame seeds and green onions! Enjoy!