Gluten-free Instant Pot Porcupine Meatball Soup Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Porcupine meatballs are great. For those unfamiliar, porcupine meatballs have rice in them. The rice really holds the flavor, and gives the meatballs a unique texture. I’ve been making them for a while now, and have always found that the meatballs can take on an almost soup or stew like chunky consistency. And I thought, why not make it one! And that’s how  Instant Pot Porcupine Meatball Soup was born. There’s very little broth in this soup as I make it. (I probably ought to have called it a stew, in fact.) You can have more broth by increasing the amount that you use. The soup will be your new favorite comfort food. It is thick and hearty. It’s simple to make and is gluten-free if made according to the instructions below. Here’s how I make it.

Instant Pot Gluten-free Porcupine Meatball Soup Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instant Pot Gluten-free Porcupine Meatball Soup

Equipment Needed

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  • Instant Pot (I used an Instant Pot 6 Qt Duo Plus)
  • large mixing bowl
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoons

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Ingredients

  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dried chopped onion
  • 2 tsp parsley flakes
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 28 oz canned tomato sauce
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes seasoned with basil, garlic and oregano
  • 8 oz frozen carrots
  • 1 cup beef broth

Instant Pot Gluten-free Porcupine Meatball Soup Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Spray the Instant Pot with nonstick cooking spray.

Place the ground beef, rice and egg into a large mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.

Add in the seasonings and combine thoroughly.

Form small meatballs from the beef mixture. (I made them on the small side and had 48 of them.)

Pour the tomato sauce and beef broth over the meatballs.

Add the carrots to the pot.

Add the diced tomatoes to the pot.

Place the cover on the Instant Pot and set to cook on manual high pressure for 15 minutes.

Allow pressure to release naturally.

Serve and enjoy!

Instant Pot Gluten-free Porcupine Meatball Soup Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instant Pot Porcupine Meatball Soup

Instant Pot Gluten-free Porcupine Meatball Soup Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Spray the Instant Pot with nonstick cooking spray. Place the ground beef, rice and egg into a large mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Add in the seasonings and combine thoroughly. Form small meatballs from the beef mixture. (I made them on the small side and had 48 of them.) Pour the tomato sauce and beef broth over the meatballs. Add the carrots to the pot. Add the diced tomatoes to the pot. Place the cover on the Instant Pot and set to cook on manual high pressure for 15 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally. Serve and enjoy!

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    20 comments

    Alli Smith December 21, 2017 - 9:04 am

    This would be so good on a cold winter’s night. I asked for an instant pot for Christmas. I hope Santa doesn’t disappoint. 🙂 Then I can try all your delicious instant pot recipes!

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    Tomi C December 21, 2017 - 9:16 am

    Meatballs in 15 minutes. Mind blown! I’ve never had “porcupine meatballs” but this sounds like a great way to sneak in some nutritious rice into an otherwise boring meatball. I am adding this to my Instant Pot recipe list. Thanks for sharing.

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    candy December 21, 2017 - 9:44 am

    Perfect winter dish during this cold winter. Hearty and thick and filling. I don’t have an instant pot but can still make this hearty meal.

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    pat. December 21, 2017 - 10:07 am

    From the liquid, this is something hubby might enjoy.

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    Lisa December 21, 2017 - 10:18 am

    Who knew you could sit down to homemade meatballs in just 15 minutes? These look so tasty.

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    Amber Myers December 21, 2017 - 12:54 pm

    Yum, I don’t think I’ve ever tried this before. I always love a good soup when it’s cold outside.

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    Jeanette December 21, 2017 - 12:56 pm

    I got an instant pot last year for Christmas and I love it. Something like this would taste so good coming out of it. I am definitely going to try it.

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    Glamamom December 21, 2017 - 3:53 pm

    I love meatballs and am going to put this recipe in rotation next week.

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    Mellissa December 21, 2017 - 5:27 pm

    Everyone keeps talking about the Instant Pot! I watched a segment the other day on a day that lost a ton of weight because the Instant Pot made dinner more quicker and so she was able to drop the fast food. I would like to try it out once.

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    Ashley December 21, 2017 - 5:38 pm

    These look delicious. I need to try to make them for my family. And I need an instant pot!

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    Pam December 21, 2017 - 7:04 pm

    I love porcupine meatballs. I usually have them plain over rice but in a soup sounds good too.

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    Claudia Krusch December 21, 2017 - 11:58 pm

    My Instant Pot was a game changer for me. I am always looking for new gluten free recipes to try. I will have to get the ingredients I Need to make this Porcupine Meatball Soup.

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    Sandy N Vyjay December 22, 2017 - 6:51 am

    This seems a convenient dish to make. The fact that it is gluten free makes it attractive for the health conscious.

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    Farrah Less G. December 22, 2017 - 8:35 am

    The porcupine meatballs recipe name is very catchy. It is not only looking good it taste good as well. Perfect soup for this cold season.

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    Nikki December 22, 2017 - 9:44 am

    This sounds like a hearty and delicious soup for a cold winter’s night! I love the name, too! Very clever!

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    Debra Hawkins December 22, 2017 - 3:42 pm

    I make porcupine meatballs all the time but I haven’t ever made it in soup! It sounds like it would be so good!

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    HilLesha December 22, 2017 - 4:52 pm

    I don’t eat meat, but my husband would love this meatball soup recipe. Thank you for sharing it!

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    Marysa December 22, 2017 - 9:10 pm

    This looks like such a hearty dish. Perfect for chilly winter days! I’ll have to save this recipe, it sounds like it would be easy to save leftovers too.

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    Chubskulit Rose December 22, 2017 - 10:22 pm

    Now this is something my whole family would love! That is such a cute name for this dish!

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    Kate | Life of a Ginger December 27, 2017 - 6:16 pm

    Yum! Get in ma belly! That looks delicious!

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