close up view of bbq meatballs on white plate sitting on red bandana

Sweet Heat Instant Pot BBQ Meatballs

A beef and sausage BBQ meatball with a sweet taste on the front and a bit of heat on the backend these are really quick and easy to throw together for a great appetizer, meal prep, or dinner!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq meatball recipe, instant pot bbq meatball, instant pot meatball
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 28 pieces
Calories 143kcal
Author Tina


Meatball Mixture

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound bulk pork breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 cup Italian Seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp molasses generous
  • 1 tsp hot red pepper flakes

BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup prepared BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup grape jelly
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 jalapenos with seeds and membrane removed, finely diced
  • 1 sweet onion very small, and finely diced


  • Combine all the ingredients from the Meatball Mixture ingredient list into a mixer or large bowls. Combine well. Form into 1 1/2-inch balls and put on a cookie sheet. Broil for ten minutes.
  • Whisk together all the ingredients in the BBQ sauce group together except the jalapeno and onion. Set aside.
  • Finely dice both the onion and jalapeno then saute in the Instant Pot until softened. About 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the meatballs and BBQ sauce mixture to the Instant Pot. Stir to coat meatballs.
  • Seal the lid on the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes then follow with a 10-minute natural pressure release.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to one week.


Serving: 3pieces | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.8mg