1 cup barbecue sauceUse your favorite brand or homemade
10 ounce canned crushed pineapple, drained
4green onions, dicedNote 2
In a large bow, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, sesame seeds, egg, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley flakes. Mix well.
Place the trivet into your Instant Pot. Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot.
Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, round the meat mixture into a ball using your hand. Place each meatball on the trivet. You can stack them.
Set your Instant Pot to high pressure for 7 minutes
After the time is done, release the pressure by bringing the valve toward you, for a quick-release.
Remove the meatballs and place into a bowl. Or to save another dish, remove the trivet and meatballs from the instant pot, set aside.
Drain and discard the water from the Instant Pot. Stir in the barbecue sauce, drained crushed pineapples, and 3 of the diced green onions.
Add in the meatballs so they are all coated with the sauce.
Mix well.Serve alongside rice, noodles, or by itself. Mahalo and enjoy!
Note 1: Ground turkey can also be used. Note 2: Use 3 green onions in the sauce and the 4th one as garnish. Note 3: The recipe makes about 20-21 meatballs. The calories are an estimation of 5 meatballs per person.
Storage Tips:Instant Pot Hawaiian Meatballs are a great recipe to make ahead a day before serving. Keep in the fridge for up to 2 days in a covered container.Freezer Tip:The meatballs freeze really well. They can be stored in freezer safe bags or use a food saver to store them. To freeze, place the meatballs, without sauce on a baking tray. Place the tray in the freezer for about 30 minutes so the meat gets frozen. This way, they won't mush together in the freezer bag. They can be frozen for up to 3 months. To defrost, leave overnight in the fridge. Add the sauce and reheat either by microwave or stovetop, until the meatballs are warm.Total cook time is going to vary depending on the size of your air fryer. My air fryers has multiple layers so I can fit all 16 into it. Some are smaller and you will need to do multiple batches.
I'm not a registered dietician, I do my best to provide the most accurate nutritional values. Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation. Actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes.