Instant Pot Dutch Oven Bolognese Sauce – Have you ever wished you could make a delicious Bolognese sauce without all the fuss? Well, with an Instant Pot Dutch Oven, you can! This easy recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner. You’ll love the rich and hearty flavor of this sauce. Plus, it’s made with simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. So give it a try today!
Are you looking for an easy and delicious dinner recipe that the whole family will love? Well, look no further than this Instant Pot Dutch Oven Bolognese Sauce! It’s quick and straightforward to make and will please even the pickiest of eaters. So what are you waiting for? Get cooking!
This was my second recipe in the new Instant Pot Dutch Oven, and I was so excited to try my hand at making my Grandmother’s Homemade Bolognese Sauce, and it was terrific. Best of all, you didn’t have to stand near the stove and stir it!
What Is Bolognese Sauce?
Do you love Italian food? If so, you’re going to want to learn how to make bolognese sauce. Bolognese is a classic Italian dish with ground beef, onions, carrots, celery, and tomatoes. It’s a hearty and comforting meal that the whole family will love. We’ll show you how to make bolognese sauce from scratch in this recipe. So get your apron on, and let’s get cooking!
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Ingredients Needed For Instant Pot Dutch Oven Bolognese Sauce
- Olive Oil
- Meatloaf Mix (ground pork, veal, and beef)
- Tomato Paste
- Crushed Tomatoes
- Seasonings: Italian Seasoning, Bay Leaf, Nutmeg, Salt, and Black Pepper
How To Make Instant Pot Dutch Oven Bolognese Sauce
In your Dutch Oven, add the olive oil, the diced onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. Press the button labeled sear/saute, and saute for about 3 to 5 minutes until the vegetables are softened, and the onions are translucent.
Mix well with the bay leaf, Italian Seasoning, salt, nutmeg, black pepper, and pancetta. Saute for a couple of minutes until the pancetta is browned.
Add in the ground meat and seasonings, and saute until the meat is fully cooked. Mix the tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, water, and milk, and mix well. Press the slow cook button, and set the time for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Dice your vegetables as small as you can, but in about the same size shape, so they all cook up simultaneously.
- You only want the vegetables to be softened, if you brown them, you will end up with a burnt-tasting sauce.
- While I used the traditional “meatloaf mix,” “which combines pork, beef, and veal, you can make this recipe only with ground beef.
- Stir occasionally, every twenty to thirty minutes.
Can I Eliminate The Milk?
While a traditional bolognese sauce includes milk, if you have a milk or dairy allergy, you can substitute either oat milk, almond milk, or substitute for chicken or beef broth. The sauce’s richness will be changed since the traditional recipe calls for milk.
Why Are These Carrots In the Bolognese Sauce?
When you’re making a classic bolognese sauce, do you ever wonder what those carrots are doing there? Believe it or not, carrots add a depth of flavor essential to the sauce. Without them, your sauce will lack that characteristic richness and complexity. So don’t leave them out next time – they make a difference!
How To Serve
Serve over a plate of pasta, and you can use any of your favorites. Some great options include Tagliatelle, Linguine, Spaghetti, or even tortellini. My family also loves eating this sauce on top of a nice piece of homemade bread.
How To Store:
you should store the leftover sauce in an airtight container to keep it fresh for 3-5 days, and then you can either heat your meal on the stovetop or in the microwave. Gradually increase the time as needed until heated through, stirring between each round of microwaving if using that method.
Freezing: This is a great sauce that you can quickly freeze for another meal. Let the sauce cool to room temperature, and then place it into a freezer-safe container. The sauce will stay well for about 3 to 4 months. For best results, thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
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Instant Pot Dutch Oven Bolognese Sauce –We all know that the best recipes are slow-cooked, right? But what if you don't have the time (or patience) to wait for your sauce to simmer for hours on end? That's where the Instant Pot comes in! This nifty little appliance can speed up the cooking process, meaning you can have deliciously tender bolognese sauce in a fraction of the time. Plus, it doesn't require any fancy gadgets or utensils – just your trusty Dutch oven and an Instant Pot! Check out this easy recipe and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal tonight.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large carrot diced
- 2 medium carrots diced
- 2 stalks celery diced
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 cup diced pancetta
- 2 pounds meatloaf mix or ground beef
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 1 1/2 cup water or beef broth
- 1 1/2 cup milk or milk alternative
- 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 1 tesapoon ground nutmeg
- 1 bay leaf 1
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Italiasn Seasoning
In your Dutch Oven, add the olive oil, the diced onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. Press the button labeled sear/saute, and saute for about 3 to 5 minutes until the vegetables are softened and the onions are translucent.
Mix well with the bay leaf, Italian Seasoning, salt, black pepper, nutmeg, and pancetta. Saute for a couple of minutes until the pancetta is browned.
Add in the ground meat and seasonings, and saute until the meat is fully cooked. Mix in the tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, water, milk, and mix well. Press the slow cook button, and set the time for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
Serve over pasta.