Instant Pot Mississippi Meat Balls

Maybe 7 or 8 years ago, a friend at work brought Mississippi Pot Roast to a Pot Luck at work. I Immediately fell in love. I Figured out a Mississippi Pot Roast of my own with my friend’s guidance and soon later I had a crazy craving for meatballs but wanted something I’ve never had before. Mississippi Meatballs! Of course! I’ve done it a few different ways along the way but I think this is my favorite way to cook up some Mississippi Meatballs.

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2 Tbsp Olive Oil
3 lbs Ground Hamburger
1 tsp Onion Powder
1/2 tsp Salt and Pepper
1 Ranch Packet
1 Brown Gravy Packet
~6 Pickled Yellow Peppers and 2 Tbsp of their Juice
4 Tbsp Butter
1 Cup Beef Broth
1 Onion Chopped
3 Tbsp Cornstarch + 4 Tbsp Water



  • Mix salt, pepper, ranch packet and onion powder in a large mixing bowl
  • Mix in hamburger, form golf ball size meatballs, and place formed meatballs on a plate (I usually get carried away and finish with huge meatballs)
  • Small chop 1 yellow onion and set aside
  • Hit Sauté on the Instant Pot, when HOT, Add 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
  • Add Meatballs, brown and flip after 3 minutes, brown for 2 minutes, flip to a third side, brown for another 2 minutes and plate Meatballs (do in batches to brown all meatballs)


  • Cancel Sauté, add chopped onion, mix until onions are translucent (3 minutes)
  • Add 4 Tbsp sliced butter to the onions, melt and stir into onions
  • Add 1 cup beef broth and scrape the bottom clean using a flat wooden spatula
  • Stir in gravy packet and mix well
  • Add 6 pickled yellow peppers and 2 Tbsp of their juice

Pressure Cook

  • Carefully add meatballs to the Instant Pot
  • Put the Instant Pot lid on, seal the pressure release valve, and pressure cook for 25 minutes with a natural pressure release of 20 Minutes
  • After the pin drops, remove the lid, use long tongs to plate the meatballs
  • Mix 3 Tbsp of cornstarch with 4 Tbsp water
  • Cancel Pressure Cook and press sauté, stir cornstarch slurry into the gravy and mix well until thick, then cancel Sauté (A gravy whisk works perfect for this job)
  • Serve Mississippi meatballs on veggie noodles, rice, pasta or potatoes with Mississippi meatball gravy

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