Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs

Posted on Dec 19, 2018
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Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs, an easy sweet and spicy cocktail meatball appetizer for holiday parties or game day.

Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs, sideview in serving bowl.

I brought a jar of blackberry-jalapeño conserves home this summer because someone told me it makes great BBQ meatballs.  You know, the sweet and spicy sticky ones often found on the party buffet table.   So I mixed the conserves (jelly/jam) with BBQ sauce and frozen cocktail meatballs, and made in the pressure cooker.  Super easy, super fast, and super good.

Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs, in serving bowl with one held above on toothpick.

We’re talking three ingredients here, hello?  I never realized how those sweet and spicy cocktail meatballs were actually made.  I just loaded my plate up with them at Super Bowl parties, graduation parties and holiday open houses.  They are tasty and gone in a flash.

Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs, close up in white serving bowl.

I’m not sure why my jar of blackberry-jalapeño stuff is called conserves, I got it from a small Amish farm in Illinois.  It looks like and has the consistency of a cross between jam and jelly.  Use whatever it is called, as long as it’s sweet and spicy like blackberry~jalapeño.

How to make Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ meatballs in the Instant pot

Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs, step by step collage photo.

  1. Place trivet in the Instant Pot insert and some water.  Add frozen meatballs and cook for 5 minutes under high pressure.
  2. Remove meatballs and discard water.  Add jelly and BBQ sauce.  Turn on sauté setting.
  3. Stir until jam/jelly is melted and sauce is smooth.
  4. Add cooked meatballs back to sauce and toss and coat.  Yum!

 Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs, in serving bowl.

I’m pretty sure this mixture of blackberry-jalapeño jam and BBQ sauce is similar to the gazillion slow cooker cocktail meatball recipes made with grape jelly.  It’s the same thing, except changed up to blackberry jelly with a spicy kick from the jalapeño and made in about a half hour total in the Instant Pot.  Pretty cool!  Next time you’re tasked with making or bringing an appetizer for a crowd, you can’t go wrong with these sweet and spicy BBQ meatballs.  Have a good one, Kelly

Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs, in serving bowl with a few meatballs on toothpicks.

Need more ideas for a crowd?  Try this Texas Caviar, it, too, disappears fast!

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Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs, close up in white serving bowl.

Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs

Instant Pot Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Meatballs, an easy sweet and spicy cocktail meatball appetizer for holiday parties or game day. They disappear fast!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Bring to pressure: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 60 meatballs

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces frozen cocktail meatballs
  • 16 ounces (2 cups) blackberry jalapeno jelly/jam/conserves
  • 16 ounces (2 cups) BBQ sauce

Instructions

  • Place trivet in Instant Pot insert and 1 cup water.  Add frozen meatballs.  Seal and cook under high pressure for 5 minutes.  Quick release pressure.  Remove meatballs and set aside.  Discard cooking water.
  • Add blackberry jalapeño jelly and BBQ sauce to insert.  Set to low on sauté feature.  Stir until jelly is melted and sauce is smooth.
  • Return meatballs to Instant Pot and toss to coat thoroughly.  Switch to warm and serve, or remove to serving bowl and serve.
Keyword: Instant Pot blackberry jalapeno BBQ meatballs, sweet and spicy cocktail meatballs, meatball appetizer recipe

Notes

This makes plenty of sauce, you can certainly make more meatballs, if desired.
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    You’ll hit the Jackpot with these Instant Pot Meatballs!

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