Instant Pot Meatball Rice Stew Recipe (With Easy Gluten-free Option)

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Meatball Rice Stew is tasty, filling comfort food. This recipe comes together easily with homemade meatballs and an easy gluten-free option.

Meatball Rice Stew Recipe From Val's Kitchen

This stew recipe was a happy accident. I had been trying to make a meatball soup with homemade meatballs. On one hand, I wasn’t successful in that the soup didn’t come out, and I will be making another attempt. On the other hand, I was successful in coming up with the yummy Meatball Rice Stew recipe that I’m sharing here with you today. Meatball Rice Stew is tasty, filling comfort food. This recipe comes together easily with homemade meatballs and an easy gluten-free option. Here’s how I make it.

Meatball Rice Stew

Equipment Needed

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  • electric pressure cooker (I used a 6 qt Instant Pot)
  • large mixing bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

Pyrex 3-Piece Glass Measuring Cup SPyrex 3-Piece Glass Measuring Cup SCook’s Pro Adjust-A-Measure Set, 3-PieceCook’s Pro Adjust-A-Measure Set, 3-PiecePyrex 8 Piece Smart Essentials Bowl SetPyrex 8 Piece Smart Essentials Bowl SetSilicone & Stainless Steel 4 Ounce Soup LadleSilicone & Stainless Steel 4 Ounce Soup LadleInstant Pot DUO Plus 6 Qt 9-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure CookerInstant Pot DUO Plus 6 Qt 9-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

Meatball Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tsp steak sauce
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (To make this recipe gluten-free just use gluten-free bread crumbs.)
  • 2 tbsp dried chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning

Soup Ingredients

  • 28 oz diced tomatoes seasoned with basil, garlic & oregano, undrained
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 16 oz frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1.25 cups white rice

Meatball Rice Stew Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Place the ground beef, eggs, steak sauce, Italian seasoning, bread crumbs, dried onion and dried parsley into a large mixing bowl.

Combine thoroughly.

Divide the mixture and shape into mini meatballs. I made 42 of them.

Set the meatballs aside.

Place the beef broth and butter into the Instant Pot.

Set the Instant Pot to saute and heat the mixture. Stir often until you have a smooth broth.

Place the meatballs into the Instant Pot.

Place the rice into the pot.

Place the mixed vegetables into the pot.

Place the diced tomatoes into the pot.

Set the Instant Pot to cook on manual for 7 minutes.

Once the cooking cycle has finished, do a quick pressure release.

Serve immediately.

Meatball Rice Stew Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instant Pot Meatball Rice Stew

Meatball Rice Stew Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Place the ground beef, eggs, steak sauce, Italian seasoning, bread crumbs, dried onion and dried parsley into a large mixing bowl. Combine thoroughly. Divide the mixture and shape into mini meatballs. I made 42 of them. Set the meatballs aside. Place the beef broth and butter into the Instant Pot. Set the Instant Pot to saute and heat the mixture. Stir often until you have a smooth broth. Place the meatballs into the Instant Pot. Place the rice into the pot. Place the mixed vegetables into the pot. Place the diced tomatoes into the pot. Set the Instant Pot to cook on manual for 7 minutes. Once the cooking cycle has finished, do a quick pressure release. Serve immediately.

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    20 comments

    Robin Rue November 13, 2017 - 6:23 am

    That sounds delicious. I think this would be a hit with my family. It sounds like a nice hearty winter meal.

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    Alli Smith November 13, 2017 - 6:25 am

    This looks like a good, hearty stew – perfect on a cold winter night. I love how easy it is to prepare. Yay for happy accidents!

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    Heather November 13, 2017 - 8:07 am

    I think I need an instant pot! I’m always forgetting to set up my crockpot and this sure is a time saver. Looks delish!

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    Amber Myers November 13, 2017 - 8:17 am

    I do love my meatballs! This stew looks fabulous. I love to make stews when it gets cold, so I’ll be trying out this one.

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    Terri Beavers November 13, 2017 - 8:39 am

    Why haven’t I heard of this dish before? If it has meatballs in it, I’ve found that there’s a better chance of getting the kids to eat it. How delish it looks and sounds.

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    Maureen @Scoops of Joy November 13, 2017 - 8:44 am

    This looks and sounds perfect for those cold winter nights (or rainy nights here lol). I really need to get me one of those famous insta pot soon 😀

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    candy November 13, 2017 - 10:01 am

    Can’t go wrong with meatballs and rice. Really fast and easy to throw together even if I don’t own an instant pot.

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    Anosa November 13, 2017 - 10:51 am

    Currently checking out great recipes that I can do especially this coming cold winter days. I guess I need to print this earlier and compile for my list.

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    Lisa November 13, 2017 - 12:00 pm

    Yummy. This looks like the perfect fall dish. Who does’t love meatballs and rice?

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy November 13, 2017 - 12:14 pm

    Wow my kids love a dish with meatballs and this one sounds delicious. I love that it’s made in the Instant Pot- so convenient!!

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    Sarah Bailey November 13, 2017 - 2:30 pm

    Ohh now this sounds like an interesting stew and so very warming for this time of year!

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    Sarah Honey November 13, 2017 - 2:47 pm

    This looks delicious! I wonder if you could make it in a crockpot. Looks like the perfect recipe for cold winter!

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    Pam November 13, 2017 - 6:32 pm

    This sounds really good For he cold weather we have been having. I like hearty meals like this in the fall.

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    Anita November 13, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    This looks very different, but in a good way. I may have to try this one day.

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    Liz Mays November 13, 2017 - 8:41 pm

    This stew sounds like it would be a really good one to warm up with. I like being able to use my Instant Pot too!

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    Leah November 13, 2017 - 10:16 pm

    This sounds absolutely amazing! Definitely something that would be perfect for these cold nights we’re having!

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    Chubskulit Rose November 14, 2017 - 9:57 am

    I have never tried making rice stew. We eat rice everyday at home so this would be a great addition for us.

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    Dogvills November 14, 2017 - 4:38 pm

    Love this! A hearty meal prepared and ready to eat in the least amount of time. My Instant Pot has recently become one of my best kitchen buddies and I am loving all the recipes I read on your blog. Thanks for sharing this meatball-rice-stew recipe!

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    Kita Bryant November 14, 2017 - 5:07 pm

    That is one delicious looking dinner. I love the instant pot and am excited for Christmas so I can get one! ha!

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    pat. November 23, 2017 - 9:45 am

    Stew vs soup–it’s all in the amount of liquid.

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