Lamb and Feta Meatballs with Tomato and Olive Sauce
Ground lamb is mixed with feta cheese and herbs to form tender, Greek-inspired meatballs in this easy dish. The meatballs and sauce cook simultaneously, making dinner extra fast.
Servings Prep Time
6-8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6-8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 1 1/2pounds ground lamb
  • 1 eggbeaten
  • 1/2cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2cup feta cheesecrumbled, plus extra for garnish
  • 2tablespoons parsleyfinely chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 1tablespoon mintfinely chopped
  • 1tablespoon Water
  • 4 garlic clovesminced, divided
  • 1/2teaspoon kosher saltplus more for sauce
  • 1/4teaspoon black pepperplus more for sauce
  • 2tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onionchopped
  • 1 green bell pepperchopped
  • 28ounces tomatoescrushed with juice. 1 can
  • 6 ounces tomato sauce1 can
  • 1teaspoon oreganodried
  • 1/3cup Kalamata olivespitted and chopped (optional)
  1. In a large bowl, combine the lamb, egg, breadcrumbs, feta, parsley, mint, water, half of the minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Form into 1-inch balls.
  2. Preheat the Instant Pot by selecting the Sauté function. Once display reads “hot”, add the oil, followed by the onion and bell pepper.
  3. Cook for 2 minutes and add the remaining minced garlic. Cook for 1 minute more.
  4. Stir in the crushed tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce, and oregano. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the meatballs and carefully spoon the sauce over them.
  6. Secure and lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Select Manual and adjust to cook at high pressure for 8 minutes. Once cooking is complete, use a quick release.
  7. Check a meatball to make sure it’s cooked through. If not, cook for a couple more minutes on Manual and quick release when time is up.
  8. Serve with the sauce topped with olives (if using), and a sprinkle of feta and parsley. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

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