Pressure Cooker Meatballs for Italian Sub or Pasta

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I recently purchased an electric pressure cooker and am having SO much fun exploring a whole new way of quick and easy cooking. This recipe is fantastic for meatball subs when paired with a toasty Italian roll, fresh mozzarella or provolone cheese and mild banana pepper rings. Or, pair with your favorite pasta for a quick, delicious weekday meal in under 20 minutes. No pressure cooker? Fry or bake meatballs and, in a separate pan, combine sauce ingredients and simmer on low for 20 minutes.

A hot, delicious, filling meal for an entire family in 30 minutes. Great for football Sundays! =)

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • ITALIAN MEATBALLS

  • 1
    lb. ground beef chuck
  • 3
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2
    tsp. salt
  • 1/4
    tsp. pepper
  • 1
    lg. egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/3
    cup grated parmesan
  • 3/4-1
    cup dried italian breadcrumbs
  • 1
    tb. dried parsley or fresh italian flat-leaf, if you have it
  • ·
    your favorite marinara sauce, homemade or prepared. my recipe follows...
  • MY EASY MARINARA SAUCE

  • 1
    large can crushed tomatoes, 28 oz.
  • 1/4
    tsp. pepper
  • 1
    tsp. dried basil
  • 1
    tsp. dried oregano
  • 4
    cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2-1
    tsp. salt
  • 3
    tb. brown sugar

How to Make Pressure Cooker Meatballs for Italian Sub or Pasta

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine all meatball ingredients in a large ziplock bag, except for the ground beef. Mix until uniform. Add ground beef and mix until <just> combined. Form into fairly large, uniform balls. (I think mine were around 2" across.) Add meatballs to pressure cooker.
  2. Combine sauce ingredients in a large bowl. Pour over meatballs. (Or use store bought.)
  3. Secure pressure cooker lid, seal vent and cook for 8 minutes. At the end of cooking time, very carefully release steam.
  4. For Sandwiches:
    Butter Italian rolls and toast until golden. Place slices of cheese on bottom toasted bun. (I love fresh mozzarella, but regular mozzarella or provolone are just as good.) Cut meatballs in half and place on top of cheese. Ladle warm marinara sauce over meatballs. Top with grated parmesan cheese and yellow banana pepper rings. We love these subs served with small ramekins with additional dipping sauce of either warm marinara or Italian dressing.

    (My husband likes his with shredded lettuce, sliced red onion, thin tomato slices and banana pepper rings.)

    For Pasta:
    Simply top or toss with your favorite pasta. Top it off with grated parmesan cheese and chopped, fresh Italian flat leaf parsley for garnish.

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