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Asian Meatballs on a bed of white rice in a grey bowl with silver chopsticks and a checkered napkin to the side.

Pressure Cooker Asian Meatballs

Super fast and delicious Pressure Cooker Asian Meatballs are so flavorful with sweet and spicy elements! The pressure cooker is such a time saver!

  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


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For the meatballs:

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 red Thai chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons corn starch

For serving and garnish:

  • Steamed white rice
  • Chopped green onions
  • Sesame seeds


Make the meatballs:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly combine turkey, egg white, garlic powder, bread crumbs, green onions, sesame oil, chili pepper, salt, pepper, and sesame seeds.
  2. Form turkey mixture into 2-inch meatballs using a small ice cream scoop. Place on a cookie sheet until ready to brown.

Make the sauce: In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the all of the sauce ingredients until thoroughly combined.

  1. Heat the pressure cooker on the sauté or browning mode. Add the canola oil and, in batches, add the meatballs one-by-one in a single layer to brown. Brown all sides and push aside the browned meatballs to make room for the next batch.
  2. Once meatballs are browned, toss them completely with the sauce. Cover and lock the lid, and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  3. Serve meatballs over steamed rice and drizzle extra sauce on top. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.


Adapted from:

  • Author: Asian Caucasian
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: Asian Fusion


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 518
  • Sugar: 4.5 g
  • Sodium: 2537 mg
  • Fat: 24.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.6 g
  • Protein: 43.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 163.9 mg

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