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Instant Pot Meatball Subs

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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.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy to Make: With the Instant Pot, making these Meatball Subs is a breeze.
  • Full of Flavor: The meatballs are juicy, tender, and packed with mouthwatering spices.
  • Crowd Favorite: These subs are a hit at gatherings, parties, or family dinners.

Ingredients for Your Instant Pot Meatball Recipe

  • Olive Oil: A versatile and healthy cooking oil that helps brown the meatballs and sauté the vegetables, adding a rich and subtle flavor to the dish.
  • Meatballs: The main component of the subs, they provide a hearty and savory bite. They’re cooked in the Instant Pot for juicy, flavorful results.
  • Bell Peppers or Cooked Peppers (Chopped): Add a sweet and slightly tangy flavor to the subs, balancing the richness of the meatballs.
  • Onion, (Chopped): Lend a sweet and sharp flavor to the dish, complementing the other flavors and adding a bit of crunch.
  • Garlic Cloves: Adds a robust and aromatic note to the subs, enhancing the taste of the meatballs and sauce.
  • Tomato Sauce: Creates the saucy base for the meatballs, providing a tangy and sweet contrast to the rich meat and bread.
  • Sub-Style Buns: The vessel for our delicious filling, these buns are soft yet sturdy, perfectly holding the meatballs and sauce without getting soggy.

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.

Ingredients for Your Instant Pot Meatball.


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

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Add the tomato sauce and turn off the IP

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

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

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Enjoy your tasty Meatballs Instant Pot style! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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Instant Pot Meatballs Recipe

Yield: 4

No need to go to Subway when you have this Meatball Instant Pot Recipe. This is a perfect meal if you are craving for sub sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

    Place the olive oil in your Instant Pot and select “sauté” setting. Once the oil is hot, add your meatballs and sear until browned all over, stirring as needed.

    Add the chopped vegetables and cook until the onion is translucent. Then add the tomato sauce.

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

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

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1269Total Fat: 68gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 44gCholesterol: 224mgSodium: 2581mgCarbohydrates: 96gFiber: 8gSugar: 19gProtein: 69g

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