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Instant Pot Dr Pepper Barbecue Meatballs

The perfect Instant Pot Dr Pepper barbecue meatballs are here for your next big party or the big game! How to prepare the quick & easy snacks at home.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, barbecue, easy, instant pot, meatballs, pressure cooker
Servings: 10
Calories: 231kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 1 bag Farm Rich Meatballs
  • 1 can Dr Pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 c tomato puree can use crushed tomatoes too if you prefer a bit chunkier
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 tbsp worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp Sriracha optional
  • 1 tbsp spicy mustard optional
  • 1/2 c onion minced, optional


  • Add your can of Dr Pepper to a large bowl.
  • Add all other ingredients into your bowl (except your frozen meatballs) and whisk together until well combined (can double recipe if you are making a large batch of meatballs).
  • Pour your Dr Pepper barbecue sauce into your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
  • Pour your frozen Farm Rich meatballs on top and gently stir so all meatballs are coated with sauce.
  • Set Instant Pot - pressure cooker to manual, pressure, high, for 5 minutes or low for about 8 (times vary according to how tender you like and how large your meatballs are, them but this works for us). 
  • Do a quick release.
  • Check meatballs and make sure they are cooked thru (if very large may need to put on saute just until done but 5 min should be adequate to cook most frozen meatballs in a pressure cooker).
  • Allow to cool so sauce thickens a bit, serve!** Link to 2 other sauces you can use to make other pressure cooker meatballs above this recipe card.


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 329mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.1mg