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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!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot blackberry jalapeno BBQ meatballs, Instant Pot sweet and spicy cocktail meatballs, Instant Pot potluck meatballs, jelly and barbecue sauce meatballs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Bring to pressure 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 60 meatballs
Author Kelly Wildenhaus ~ the hungry bluebird


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


  • 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.


This makes plenty of sauce, you can certainly make more meatballs, if desired.