instant pot sriracha meatballs

Sweet & Spicy Instant Pot Sriracha Meatballs

There’s something truly fabulous about foods that are both spicy and sweet! These Instant Pot Sriracha Meatballs are the epitome of this amazing flavor combination. With holiday parties right around the corner, having easy appetizer recipes on hand is always extremely helpful. However, using the equipment that you have on hand can make the process a lot easier. Also, using frozen meatballs from the grocery store makes it even easier on yourself. We prefer to use the “Homestyle” flavored meatballs for this recipe. Flavorful meatballs are a perfect appetizer for large crowds. However, the spicy and sweet Sriracha infused sauce would taste perfect with other appetizer options as well. We have also used this sauce with cocktail sausages as well. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, this recipe could easily be made on the stovetop or in a crockpot also. We just love the speed and ease that comes from using our Instant Pot. However you choose to cook these flavorful appetizers…remember to stay fabulous!

Looking for more party recipes like Instant Pot Sriracha Meatballs? Check out our recipes for Smoky White Cheddar Cheese Straws AND Easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Toast Treats!

instant pot sriracha meatballs

instant pot sriracha meatballs

These sweet and spicy Sriracha spiked meatballs are perfect for that next impromptu gathering!
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: frozen meatballs, instant pot, meatballs, sriracha sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 272kcal
Cost: $10


  • Instant Pot
  • mixing bowl


  • 12 oz chili sauce
  • 1 cup grape jelly
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 26 oz frozen Homestyle meatballs


  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together chili sauce, grape jelly, and Sriracha sauce. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, add the steam rack to the bottom of the Instant Pot liner. Add 1 cup of water. Place the frozen meatballs on top of the steam rack. Pour the reserved Sriracha sauce mixture over the top of the frozen meatballs.
  • Close the Instant Pot and make sure that the vent is set to the sealed position. Press the "Manual" button and cook for 5 minutes. Allow the steam to release naturally for 15 minutes. Carefully remove lid and steam basket. Toss the meatballs with the remaining sauce. Season to taste with additional Sriracha sauce for desired heat level.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.9g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 1225mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg