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.
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.