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Pressure Cooker Meat Sauce

Pressure Cooker Meat Sauce. How to cook a quick homemade meat sauce in your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. With just a few simple ingredients this homemade Bolognese meat sauce is a recipe keeper.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: sauce
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Servings: 4
Calories: 529kcal


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Recipe Ingredients:


  • Peel and thinly slice your onion and garlic and place into the Instant Pot.
  • Remove the cores and cut into quarters the fresh tomatoes and add them to the Instant Pot.
  • Cook on the sauté setting for 2-3 minutes or until you can smell the garlic and the tomatoes have softened.
  • Season them well with salt and pepper.
  • Cancel the sauté, add in the tinned tomatoes and the mince and mix well.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot, set the valve to sealing and cook for 6 minutes on manual.
  • When it beeps use QPR (quick pressure release) to manually release pressure. Using a wooden spoon break down the mince and mix well. If you have a lot of excess liquid drain off the excess.
  • Season well and add any extras (see above) and serve.


I used minced pork in this recipe because it was cheaper and that’s what I had in the freezer. BUT you could use minced beef, minced veal, or a mixture of the three. I also recommend sourcing your mince from Butcher Box as it is much better quality and comes from grass fed cows.
Not all mince is equal. Some meats are a lot fattier than others. For example, a lean minced beef will hardly have any excess fat compared to a fatty pork. The fatty cuts will hold a lot of liquid and will need draining but a lean beef will not need draining.
Remember this when you inspect the meat sauce after the Instant Pot has finished. My ideal mince for Pressure Cooker Meat Sauce is mixed pork and beef mince. It gives a good variety of flavours and is not too fatty.


Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 128g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 977mg | Potassium: 668mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 110g | Vitamin A: 1315IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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