Pressure Cooker Simple Pasta Bolognese is the answer to a savory, hearty sauce of meat and veggies made in under 30 minutes.
How are you guys doing with plugging through the end of wintery cozy stay inside weather? Are you tired of making the same old recipes or have you been switching things up a bit? When we lived in Minnesota, I remember the last couple of rough weeks (months) of March/April/May when the weather will be sunny and 45 one day (HEATWAVE) and then you get a text on your phone that there’s going to be a snow emergency tomorrow. So, on those days, you just run the grocery store for the warm and hearty comfort food and make the best of it! This uber super duper simple pressure cooker bolognese is the best go-to in those crisis situations.
Many bolognese recipes have upwards of 20 ingredients and take well over an hour to simmer until perfection is achieved. The recipe I created below only has 10 ingredients and topping a mess of noodles in less than half of the time! For this particular recipe, I have you serve the sauce over spaghetti that is cooked outside of the pressure cooker, but if you’d like to cook everything in one pot, you can add your dried spaghetti noodles to the sauce, add another cup of water and cook everything at high pressure for 5 more minutes.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 celery stalk, coarsely chopped
- 2 medium carrots, coarsely chopped
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1⁄2 cup red wine or red cooking wine
- 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 1⁄4 cup flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon basil
- Turn pressure cooker on to browning setting and add olive oil, onion, garlic, celery, carrots, and ground beef.
- Brown for 5-6 minutes, or until beef is all broken up and pink is starting to go away.
- Add wine, crushed tomatoes, parsley, salt, pepper, oregano, and basil. Stir.
- Lock lid and set to high pressure for 15 minutes. When time is up, let pressure naturally release for 10 minutes and then release all remaining pressure with a quick release.
- Serve over cooked spaghetti or linguine noodles.