Many times when we have meatballs it’s with one pasta or another, or by themselves for sandwiches. Sometimes I like to make the meatballs with rice, which is often called a porcupine meatball. When I do this, I like it best when they’re in a red sauce. I love rice, and when the rice cooks in the meatballs it takes on the flavor of the meat and sauce while remaining very tender inside the meatballs. I have made these in the oven and had the rice actually poke out like a porcupine. When I make them in the Instant Pot the rice doesn’t poke out in that same way, but the flavor is still great. These meatballs can take on an almost stew like thick and chunky consistency, if the meatballs break apart a little. Don’t panic if this happens because the flavor is even better. Here’s how I make them.
Instant Pot Gluten-free Porcupine Meatballs
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- Instant Pot
- large mixing bowl
- measuring cup
- measuring spoons
Pyrex 3-Piece Glass Measuring Cup SetCook’s Pro Adjust-A-Measure Set, 3-PieceiNeibo silicone spoon With stainless handleInstant Pot Tempered Glass Lid w stainless rimInstant Pot 6 qt Programmable Pressure Cooker
- 1.5 lb ground beef
- 1 cup uncooked white rice
- 1/2 cup dried chopped onion
- 1 tsp parsley flakes
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 28 oz tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
Spray the Instant Pot with nonstick cooking spray.
Place all of the ingredients except the tomato sauce and water into a large mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.
Pour the tomato sauce and water over the meatballs.
Set the Instant Pot to cook on manual high pressure for 15 minutes.
Allow pressure to release naturally.
Serve and enjoy!