Nutritional Wisdom with Carly Pollack

Bolognese Sauce Recipe (Instant Pot)

Striped Spatula, revised by Nutritional Wisdom

Bolognese Sauce Recipe (Instant Pot)

1 tbsp olive oil
1-1/2 cups diced yellow onion
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup diced celery
1 pound ground beef chuck
1/2 pound ground pork
4 ounces diced pancetta
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 cup dry red wine
28 ounces crushed San Marzano tomatoes, in puree
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup Italian parsley, divided
1/2 cup basil
kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper
your favorite gluten free pasta

1. Heat olive oil in the Instant Pot insert on the hottest sauté setting. Add onions, carrots, and celery, and cook until softened and lightly browned, about 8-10 minutes.

2. Add ground beef, pork, and pancetta to the Instant Pot with 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper. Sauté, breaking up meats with a spoon, until lightly-browned and most of the juices have evaporated.

3. Add garlic and tomato paste to the Instant Pot, and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant. Deglaze the insert with red wine, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, until most of the wine has evaporated.

4. Stir in crushed tomatoes in purée, water, and 1/4 cup chopped parsley. Bring to a simmer. Place lid on Instant pot, seal, and set the unit to HIGH pressure for 20 minutes.

5. Quick release pressure and carefully lift lid when the float drops. Switch the Instant Pot to the lowest heat sauté setting and bring to a bubble. Simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes, stirring often, until the sauce is thickened to your desired consistency.

6. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup chopped parsley and 1/2 cup of basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

7. Serve over cooked pasta and garnish with basil and parsley, if desired.