Homemade Bolognese
By :Amazon Kitchen
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Votes: 31
Rating: 4.19
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Beef, Sausage, Tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup carrots finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup celery finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 pound Italian pork sausage spicy
  • 1/2 pound chuck ground
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon fennel ground
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 28.2 ounce tomatoes crushed, 1 can
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pound pasta cooked
  • Parmesan cheese grated
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Beef, Sausage, Tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup carrots finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup celery finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 pound Italian pork sausage spicy
  • 1/2 pound chuck ground
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon fennel ground
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 28.2 ounce tomatoes crushed, 1 can
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pound pasta cooked
  • Parmesan cheese grated
Votes: 31
Rating: 4.19
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Instructions
  1. Set Instant Pot to “Sauté”, and add oil. Sauté onions, carrots, celery, and garlic until the onions are translucent. Add ground meat and seasonings, and cook until meat is brown.
  2. Deglaze Instant Pot with red wine, and cook for 15 minutes, until wine is reduced. Stir in tomatoes and sugar, then close the lid. Press “Cancel” then “Manual”, and cook on “High Pressure” for 15 minutes.
  3. Serve over spaghetti, or your favourite pasta, with a dusting of Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
23 replies
  1. Lyndzer447
    Lyndzer447 says:

    Unfortunately our family wasnt impressed with this recipe at all. The flavor was lacking and it wasnt nearly as good as other non instant pot bolognese recipes ive tried. We wont be making this one again. This was our first recipe from the app, im hoping others will be more promising.

  2. cherrielectric
    cherrielectric says:

    My first Instant Pot success! It wasn’t spectacular but it wasn’t a failure either. The taste was just ok.

  3. Bleong
    Bleong says:

    It was good. I used ground sausage meat only for more flavour. Would put in less liuid next time. Had to put on saute for 25 minutes and stir constantly to thicken the sauce. Was not bland.

  4. Cms192
    Cms192 says:

    Very tasty sauce! I did not have problems with consistency or flavor, but did improvise a little with the spices I put in. It was delicious on some homemade noodles.

  5. Krystle13115
    Krystle13115 says:

    Absolutely delicious! We did add speghetti sauce over this sauce because we like it more as a speghetti sauce with the Bolognese. Will definitely make again! Yummmm!

  6. Cassie0107
    Cassie0107 says:

    Its ok for a quick version of a bolognese. It wasn’t super flavorful, and not even close to the well-rounded flavors you would get from simmering it on the stove top for hours.

  7. JonSamp
    JonSamp says:

    Made this with white cooking wine instead of red and used spicy Italian sausage. It is fantastic with tons of flavor!

  8. Dmguarino
    Dmguarino says:

    Super delicious. Tasted like it took all day to make. I doubled the recipe and cooked for 20 minutes. Glad i did. The leftovers will be AWESOME.

  9. Mark65336
    Mark65336 says:

    You really need to amp up the seasonings to make this dish better, but its a decent start. I will be putting this back in the instant pot and ramping up the seasonings

  10. AL_418
    AL_418 says:

    Best Instant Pot recipe so far. Sauce was super flavorful and complex. Froze well. Stellar consistency and really great with bucatini, cavatappi and penne. Herbs are nice to add at the end.

  11. Johnny B
    Johnny B says:

    Its a tradition in most Italian Family’s that Sunday means Sauce Day! So, with that said, I thought I’d give this recipe a try, and if I failed, I’d have to suffer the consequences and wrath of said La Familia! Well, I’m happy to report that this was probably the BEST sauce I EVER made! Seriously! And the Family LOVED it too! I highly recommend using San Marzano Tomatoes to really bring-out the flavor. I/we can’t thank you enough for this amazing recipe! Yes, I did add more Garlic! 🙂

  12. melissaalira
    melissaalira says:

    I made this but switched it a lot.

    Did not add celery. My husband hates it. So did 2 full cups of onion and carrots.
    Instead of the pork

  13. melissaalira
    melissaalira says:

    Instead of pork i did the chorizo that we make homemade. Did 1 1/2 cup of chopped tomatoes and one can of spaghetti sauce. Delicious

  14. ceroesch1998
    ceroesch1998 says:

    This was my first instant pot recipe and it did not disappoint! So easy to make and tastes amazing. I’ll never buy store pasta sauce again.

  15. Scott5
    Scott5 says:

    Good recipe but defintely a slightly different take on this traditional sauce. Having grown up in an area of high quality Italian restaurants which serve this sauce, I’m more used to having more tomato sauce in my bolognese which this does not. Granted, I can add it but it will take some trial-and-error to figure out the correct quanity.

  16. TabiPearson
    TabiPearson says:

    First time i made this it was great. Second time I got the burn notice. The instant pot is quite tempermental and does not like tomatos.

  17. Bryan Butcher
    Bryan Butcher says:

    I made this. Used veal instead of beef. Hot italian sausages. This stuff is better than you get at restaurants. I will never buy canned sauce again. One can of crushed tomatoes plus the carrots celery onion “mash” spices, meats. Follow the times. It rocks.

  18. Bryan Butcher
    Bryan Butcher says:

    This stuff is better than restaurant stuff. Used veal and hot sausage. Inwill never buy cans of sauce again.

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