Instant Pot Buffalo Meatballs – Whole30, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Instant Pot Buffalo Meatballs

Whole30, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

A few years ago, after the birth of our first child, my wife developed a serious intolerance to gluten. It pretty much changed the entire way I see food – especially when it came to attending parties. She was always standing around watching everyone else eat. So, me being me, I began making things at home for us to bring to eat – particularly for Super Bowl parties! Well, this year, I’m also eating Whole30. Which is a whole other set of challenges. But let me tell you… these Instant Pot buffalo meatballs don’t need the gluten or anything else. They’re pretty remarkable.

 

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buffalo meatballs on white plate with toothpicks

 

The Process

almond flour in mixing bowl

Add almond flour to large mixing bowl.

 

almond flour and chicken broth in mixing bowl

Pour in 3/4 cup of chicken broth…

 

almond flour and chicken broth in mixing bowl

…and whisk together.

 

almond flour and chicken broth topped with eggs in mixing bowl

Pour in beaten eggs…

 

almond flour, chicken broth, and eggs in mixing bowl

…and whisk again.

 

almond flour batter topped with spices

Next, add all spices…

 

almond flour batter and spices in mixing bowl

…and whisk yet again.

 

almond flour batter topped with carrots, celery, green onions and garlic

Add carrots, celery, green onions, and garlic to bowl…

 

almond flour batter mixed with carrots, celery, green onions and garlic

…and mix together until fully combined.

 

meatball batter topped with ground pork and ground chicken breast

Finally, add pork and chicken to bowl…

 

uncooked meatball mixture in mixing bowl

and use your hands to combine into a homogenous mix.

 

uncooked meatball mixture in mixing bowl with ice cream scoop

Then, using an ice cream scoop and wet hands…

 

uncooked meatballs on parchment paper

…make 24 meatballs, placing them on parchment paper. (Fill scoop about half full for each meatball. Wet hands after making each one.)

 

chicken and sausage meatballs on parchment paper

Bake in oven for 15 minutes at 450 degrees.

 

chicken and sausage meatballs in Instant Pot

Carefully transfer each meatball to Instant Pot.

 

wing sauce in measuring cup

Combine 3/4 cup of chicken broth and 1/4 cup of Frank’s sauce in a dish. Mix well.

 

chicken and sausage meatballs in Instant Pot with broth

Pour chicken broth mixture over meatballs. Lock lid and cook for 7 minutes at high pressure.

 

chicken and sausage meatballs in Instant Pot with broth and wing sauce

Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure. Transfer meatballs to a serving dish and top with your favorite wing sauce. We used a combination of Frank’s original mixed with melted ghee.

 

And this is the AMAZING Result…

buffalo meatballs on white plate with toothpicks and blue cheese

 

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buffalo meatballs on white plate with toothpicks and blue cheese

Instant Pot Chicken & Sausage Buffalo Meatballs

Great party appetizer that's Whole30 compliant, gluten-free, and dairy-free!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatballs, super bowl
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12
Calories: 213kcal
Author: The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond flour blanched, super fine
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth divided
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 cup carrots grated
  • 1/2 cup celery finely minced
  • 1/4 cup green onions finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 1 lb. ground pork 85/15
  • 1 lb. ground chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup Frank's original cayenne sauce
  • more wing sauce poured over

Instructions

  • Add almond flour to large mixing bowl. Pour in 3/4 cup of chicken broth and whisk together. Pour in beaten eggs and whisk again. Next, add all spices and whisk yet again.
  • Add carrots, celery, green onions, and garlic to bowl and mix together until fully combined.
  • Finally, add pork and chicken to bowl and use your hands to combine into a homogenous mix.
  • Then, using an ice cream scoop and wet hands, make 24 meatballs, placing them on parchment paper. (Fill scoop about half full for each meatball. Wet hands after you make each one.)
  • Bake in oven for 15 minutes at 450 degrees.
  • Carefully transfer each meatball to Instant Pot. 
  • Combine 3/4 cup of chicken broth and Frank’s sauce in a dish. Mix well.
  • Pour chicken broth mixture over meatballs. Lock lid and cook for 7 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure.
  • Transfer meatballs to a serving dish and top with your favorite wing sauce. (We used a combination of Frank’s original mixed with melted ghee.)

Notes

Serving size is for two meatballs.

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2075IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.3mg

 

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