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Instant Pot Porcupine Meatballs Recipe

Porcupine Meatball Recipe - If You've Never Tried It, You Are Missing Out! With Rice In The Meat Mixture, It Adds A Flavor Unlike Any You've Tasted!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Instant Pot, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Porcupine Meatballs Recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 324kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1.5 pounds lean ground beef 
  • ¾ cup long grain rice
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Saute ¾ cup of onion and 1 teaspoon of minced garlic in vegetable oil using the Saute function on your Instant Pot for about 5 minutes, until onions are translucent.  
  • Stir in tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce and water.  Simmer.
  • In a bowl, combine ground beef, rice, salt, pepper and the remaining onions and 1 teaspoon of minced garlic.  
  • Roll meat mixture into 1 ½ inch size balls.  (approximately 18)
  • Place meatballs in the pot, in a single layer (if possible).  Spoon sauce over the top of each meatball.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot, close the valve and cook for 15 minutes on Manual, high pressure.  
  • Quick release the pressure and serve.  


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1113mg | Potassium: 873mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 511IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 4mg