Hawaiian Style Instant Pot Teriyaki Meatballs

Looking for a quick and easy Hawaiian dinner recipe? Try these Instant Pot teriyaki meatballs. This simple Hawaiian recipe is perfect for potlucks, family get-togethers, sack lunches, as well as dinner. It’s a recipe your whole family will love!
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My husband got an Instant Pot last year and he’s been loving figuring out what he can cook in it. We’ve done a lot of meat dishes, soups, and pasta recipes. Honestly, the results have been hit/miss.

Since we had to cancel our trip to Hawaii, we’ve been trying to recreate our Hawaiian vacation at home. A big part of that is making Hawaiian-style food.

Our kids keep asking to help us cook meals. We love it because when they help make it, they usually also eat it!

This pineapple teriyaki meatball recipe is perfect for them. They can help us pour in the ingredients and push the buttons.

We like serving these Hawaiian meatballs over white rice or making our own fried rice. And we usually make gai lan (Chinese style broccoli) or bok choy to go with it.

These are the perfect meatballs for kids! And it’s one of our favorite easy Hawaiian recipes for potluck dinners.

For dessert, try making Dole Whip! It’s super easy and pairs nicely with this Instant Pot Hawaiian-style teriyaki meatballs recipe.

Hawaiian Style Instant Pot Teriyaki Meatballs featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

Instant Pot Meatballs FAQs

What are the best frozen meatballs to buy?

Some of the healthiest brands include Al Fresco, Simply Balanced, and Nature’s Rancher. Our family enjoys the frozen meatballs from Costco, as they are tasty and budget-friendly.

Are chicken meatballs healthier than beef?

Absolutely. In fact, most chicken meatballs contain about 60% less fat and about 40% less sodium than beef or pork meatballs. And they taste great with this teriyaki meatball recipe!

Can you put frozen meatballs in the Instant Pot?

Yes! That’s why this recipe is so easy to make. Just throw them in the Instant Pot completely frozen and they will cook super fast!

Hawaiian Style Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs Recipe

Prep: 5 Minutes Cook: 6 Minutes Serves: 4

Ingredients for your Teriyaki Meatballs:

  • 2 cups fresh pineapple
  • 28 oz frozen beef meatballs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • spring onions for topping

How to Make Teriyaki Meatballs in an Instant Pot

Hawaiian Style Instant Pot Teriyaki Meatballs featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

1. Pour water into the pot.

Hawaiian Style Instant Pot Teriyaki Meatballs featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

2. Insert steamer basket.

Hawaiian Style Instant Pot Teriyaki Meatballs featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

3. Pour in meatballs and add pineapple. Make sure the meatballs are all around the steamer.

Hawaiian Style Instant Pot Teriyaki Meatballs featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

4. Place lid on the pot. Close valve. Set to pressure cook and set timer to 6 minutes.

Hawaiian Style Instant Pot Teriyaki Meatballs featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.
Hawaiian Style Instant Pot Teriyaki Meatballs featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

5. Once the Instant Pot stops counting and beeps; release pressure. Remove meatballs and pineapple to a bowl. Drain liquid from Instant Pot. Add meatballs and pineapple back to the pot.

6. Set Instant Pot to saute mode. In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, mix together garlic, ginger, teriyaki sauce, corn starch, and brown sugar. Whisk well.

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Hawaiian Style Instant Pot Teriyaki Meatballs featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids. | teriyaki meatballs hawaii

7. Pour mixture over meatballs. Stir lightly until the sauce starts to thicken. Once it thickens turn off instant pot. Serve meatballs over rice topped with spring onions.

And voila! You have pineapple teriyaki meatballs your whole family will devour!

Yield: 4 Servings

Hawaiian Style Instant Pot Teriyaki Meatballs

Hawaiian Style Instant Pot Teriyaki Meatballs

These mouthwatering Hawaiian style meatballs are super easy to make in the Instant Pot. Your whole family will love them!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh pineapple
  • 28 oz frozen beef meatballs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • spring onions for topping

Instructions

  1. Pour water into the pot.
  2. Insert steamer basket.
  3. Pour in meatballs and add pineapple. Make sure the meatballs are all around the steamer.
  4. Place lid on the pot. Close valve. Set to pressure cook and set timer to 6 minutes.
  5. Once the instant pot stops counting and beeps; release pressure.
  6. Remove meatballs and pineapple to a bowl. Drain liquid from instant pot.
  7. Add meatballs and pineapple back to the pot.
  8. Set instant pot to saute mode. In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, mix together garlic, ginger, teriyaki sauce, corn starch, and brown sugar. Whisk well.
  9. Pour mixture over meatballs. Stir lightly until the sauce starts to thicken. Once it thickens turn off instant pot.
  10. Serve meatballs over rice topped with spring onions.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 390Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 3257mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 4gSugar: 30gProtein: 21g

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