Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs – Salisbury Steak Style

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs – Salisbury Steak Style

I’m not sure if you’re aware of this… but dads also apparently gain weight during pregnancy. Well, at least I did. And now that we’re on the other side of it, we’re both determined to drop the extra pounds. But, I am not interested in eating crap to get there. So I’ve been doing my best to make meals that fit into my wife’s Weight Watchers points, yet still taste delicious. These Instant Pot turkey meatballs definitely hit the spot!

Speaking of Weight Watchers… Each serving of this recipe only counts for FOUR Smart Points! If you don’t want to add any additional points, serving with mashed cauliflower or zucchini noodles are great to pair with these Instant Pot turkey meatballs.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

 

The Process

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

Add turkey to large mixing bowl. Season with your favorite steak seasoning.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

Add Worcestershire sauce…

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

…and grated onions.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

Using your hands, combine meat until all seasoning are fully incorporated. Try not to overwork the meat though.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

Using a 2-ounce ice cream scoop (or some equivalent), make level scoops of turkey mixture.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

Roll into evenly rounds meatballs. Should make about 12.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

Using sauté setting… Once hot, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Then add half of the meatballs. Try not to move them too often.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

Brown thoroughly on each side.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

Once first batch of meatballs are finished, remove them. Then add 2 more tablespoons of oil…

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

…and repeat the process with the remaining meatballs. Then remove meatballs and set aside.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

You should be left with all this goodness in the bottom of the pot. This will add all the flavor to your gravy. DO NOT RINSE OUT!!

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

Continuing on sauté setting… add onions and mushrooms to pot.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently…

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

…until they release all their juices. The whole process up to this point will take about 30 minutes.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

Return all meatballs to pot, placing them on top of mushrooms and onions.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

Add beef stock to pot. Lock lid and cook for 5 minutes at high pressure.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick-release remaining pressure.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

Remove cooked meatballs and set aside.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

Switch back to sauté setting. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water to make a slurry. Pour slurry into pot and cook until desired consistency is reached, probably about one minute.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style | The Foodie Eats

Return meatballs to pot and let them sit on warm setting for as long as possible. Serve with something to soak up the gravy, like mashed potatoes.

 

And this is the AMAZING Result…

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Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs - Salisbury Steak Style

These meatballs are highly seasoned like salisbury steak, but a much lighter option.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories: 324kcal
Author: The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1 Tbsp. steak seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup yellow onions grated
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil divided
  • 1 cup yellow onions thinly sliced with the grain
  • 1 lb. baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstrach
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Add turkey to large mixing bowl. Season with your favorite steak seasoning. Add Worcestershire sauce and grated onions. Using your hands, combine meat until all seasoning are fully incorporated. Try not to overwork the meat though.
  • Using a 2-ounce ice cream scoop (or some equivalent), make level scoops of turkey mixture. Roll into evenly rounds meatballs. Should make about 12.
  • Using sauté setting… Once hot, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Then add half of the meatballs. Try not to move them too often. Brown thoroughly on each side. Once first batch of meatballs are finished, remove them. Then add 2 more tablespoons of oil and repeat the process with the remaining meatballs. Then remove meatballs and set aside.
  • Continuing on sauté setting… add onions and mushrooms to pot. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently until they release all their juices. Make sure to scrape up all the brown bits (fond) at the bottom of them pot. That's where all the flavor os for the gravy! The whole process up to this point will take about 30 minutes.
  • Return all meatballs to pot, placing them on top of mushrooms and onions. Add beef stock to pot. Lock lid and cook for 5 minutes at high pressure.
  • Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick-release remaining pressure. Remove cooked meatballs and set aside.
  • Switch back to sauté setting. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water to make a slurry. Pour slurry into pot and cook until desired consistency is reached, probably about one minute.
  • Return meatballs to pot and let them sit on warm setting for as long as possible. Serve with something to soak up the gravy, like mashed potatoes.

Nutrition

Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 402mg | Potassium: 1189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2.6mg

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Christy
    January 16, 2019 at 11:24 am

    When these recipes are to be made with an Instant Pot, do they have to be made in an actual Instant Pot or could I use my pressure cooker? Just wondering, because I don’t have an Instant Pot but I do have a Bella Pressure Cooker.

    • Reply
      Gary
      January 16, 2019 at 10:47 pm

      It doesn’t have to be the Instant Pot brand. You can use your pressure cooker. 🙂

      • Reply
        Christy Pappalardo
        January 18, 2019 at 1:28 pm


        Thank you 🙂 was delicious!

        • Reply
          Gary
          January 18, 2019 at 2:14 pm

          Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Reply
    Melissa
    June 3, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    This was very good – I made this meatballs for meal prep. I was super lazy and put them on top of frozen bird’s eye cauliflower mash. Delicious.

  • Reply
    Julie
    August 14, 2019 at 8:14 pm


    This was the yummiest ever and so easy!! Thank you thank you 🙏 😁!

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