Instant Pot Cranberry Meatballs

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  • ‘Tis the season for parties and where there are parties, there are party meatballs. These meatballs in the Instant Pot are one of the quickest, easiest cocktail meatballs I’ve ever made. So good too!

    These Cranberry Chili Meatballs, made with only 4 ingredients, will become your go-to cocktail meatballs recipe! The perfect appetizer for any gathering! #partymeatballs #instantpotmeatballs #cocktailmeatballs www.savoryexperiments.com

    Cranberry Chili Meatballs are always a party appetizer favorite, especially around the holidays. Party meatballs don’t get easier than these Instant Pot meatballs made with cranberry sauce and sweet chili sauce. Yum!

    Is it just me or does every holiday party seem to have at least one cocktail meatball offering? Whether it’s a work Christmas party, a family gathering or a big NYE bash, it seems that party meatballs are a must.

    These Cranberry Chili Meatballs, made with only 4 ingredients, will become your go-to cocktail meatballs recipe! The perfect appetizer for any gathering! #partymeatballs #instantpotmeatballs #cocktailmeatballs www.savoryexperiments.com

    There are many variations of cocktail meatballs, some just dunked in BBQ sauce and others much fancier. Me, I personally like to keep party meatballs as simple and quick as possible.

    My Instant Pot Cranberry Meatballs takes frozen meatballs to hot, fully cooked and covered in a delicious sauce in just 8 minutes. Eight minutes! That is amazing!

    These Cranberry Chili Meatballs, made with only 4 ingredients, will become your go-to cocktail meatballs recipe! The perfect appetizer for any gathering! #partymeatballs #instantpotmeatballs #cocktailmeatballs www.savoryexperiments.com

    These Cranberry Chili Meatballs are an ideal holiday party appetizer because you can whip them up just before the party starts and they’re ready when the guests arrive. Run out in the middle of the party? A second batch can be ready in under 10 minutes!

    The best part? There are only 4 ingredients, including the meatballs. As you can imagine, the main ingredients are cranberry sauce, sweet chili sauce and meatballs.

    These Cranberry Chili Meatballs, made with only 4 ingredients, will become your go-to cocktail meatballs recipe! The perfect appetizer for any gathering! #partymeatballs #instantpotmeatballs #cocktailmeatballs www.savoryexperiments.com

    But I also include one secret ingredient many may leave out – Dijon mustard. It just adds a tiny kick of flavor that I think makes these the best cocktail meatballs out there.

    What is sweet chili sauce? It is actually what is says it is! You can find it near the ketchup and Heinz probably makes the most popular variety. There are usually a couple of others in the International aisle. Just make sure it is a sweet chili sauce versus a hot chili sauce, like Sriracha.

    These Cranberry Chili Meatballs, made with only 4 ingredients, will become your go-to cocktail meatballs recipe! The perfect appetizer for any gathering! #partymeatballs #instantpotmeatballs #cocktailmeatballs www.savoryexperiments.com

    Another way I keep these instant pot meatballs simple? Frozen cocktail meatballs. Yes, homemade meatballs are delicious and full of flavor but this sauce is so good that any plain frozen cocktail meatballs will taste addicting in this Cranberry Chili Meatballs recipe.

    These Cranberry Chili Meatballs, made with only 4 ingredients, will become your go-to cocktail meatballs recipe! The perfect appetizer for any gathering! #partymeatballs #instantpotmeatballs #cocktailmeatballs www.savoryexperiments.com

    If you like these easy Instant Pot Cranberry Meatballs, you’ll love these too!

     

    These Cranberry Chili Meatballs, made with only 4 ingredients, will become your go-to cocktail meatballs recipe! The perfect appetizer for any gathering! #partymeatballs #instantpotmeatballs #cocktailmeatballs www.savoryexperiments.com

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    4.3 from 10 votes
    These Cranberry Chili Meatballs, made with only 4 ingredients, will become your go-to cocktail meatballs recipe! The perfect appetizer for any gathering! #partymeatballs #instantpotmeatballs #cocktailmeatballs www.savoryexperiments.com
    Instant Pot Cranberry Meatballs
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    8 mins
    Pressure Building
    5 mins
    Total Time
    13 mins
     
    Cranberry Chili Meatballs are always a party appetizer favorite, especially around the holidays. Party meatballs don't get easier than these Instant Pot meatballs made with cranberry sauce and sweet chili sauce. Yum!
    Course: Appetizer
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: cocktail meatballs, cranberry chili meatballs, instant pot meatballs
    Servings: 12
    Calories: 293 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    • 60 frozen cocktail meatballs
    • 14 ounces jellied cranberry sauce
    • 12 ounces sweet chili sauce
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    Instructions
    1. Place frozen cocktail meatballs, jellied cranberry sauce, sweet chili sauce and Dijon mustard into the Instant Pot, stir to cover all of the meatballs as best you can. The jellied cranberry won't mix well and that is ok.
    2. Lock lid in place and cook on manual high pressure for 8 minutes.
    3. Use quick release method.
    4. Stir sauce and meatballs until sauces fully combine.
    5. Serve immediately or turn Instant Pot onto "warm" function and serve out of the pot.
    6. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!
    Nutrition Facts
    Instant Pot Cranberry Meatballs
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 293 Calories from Fat 135
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 15g 23%
    Saturated Fat 5g 25%
    Cholesterol 50mg 17%
    Sodium 346mg 14%
    Potassium 209mg 6%
    Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
    Sugars 26g
    Protein 12g 24%
    Vitamin A 0.4%
    Vitamin C 1.4%
    Calcium 1.1%
    Iron 3.9%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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