Instant Pot Pasta with Meat Sauce
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
  • 1 pound of ground Sirloin
  • 1 Tablespoon of butter
  • 1 large sweet onion - chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 2 large cans of tomato sauce - 16 ounces each
  • 1 large can of Stewed Tomatoes - 28 ounces
  • 1 can of tomato paste - 6 ounces
  • 2 cups of water (plus more if needed - see instructions)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon of sweet basil
  • 1 teaspoon of ground Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of coarse ground garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoned pepper
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ pound of Fettuccine
  • Parmesan Cheese - to top
  • Finely chopped Parsley - to top
  1. Turn the Instant Pot on to the SAUTE setting, and melt the butter in the Instant Pot. Add the chopped onion, and saute until caramelized, or golden brown. Add the ground Sirloin, and cook until well browned, and no pink is left. Turn off the Saute setting. Add the minced garlic, tomato sauce (both cans), stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, water, Italian seasoning, sweet basil, ground Oregano, garlic salt, seasoned salt, seasoned pepper, and brown sugar. Stir all together until well mixed. Add the Fettuccine, and make sure it's completely covered and not sticking out of the sauce. (You can break it in half to make it easier to submerge in the sauce). (If you need to add a little more water, to make sure the Fettuccine is covered, add another ½ cup).
  2. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and make sure the pressure valve is set to SEALING. Press the MANUAL button, and set the time for 8 minutes. When the Instant Pot is finished cooking, beeps and goes to OFF, go ahead and quickly release the pressure, by turning the pressure valve from sealing to VENTING. When all the pressure has been released, and the FLOAT VALVE drops down, remove the lid from the Instant Pot, and stir the Fettuccine, and sauce. (This is where I taste the sauce, to see if it needs any more seasonings, or if it's just right). If you need to add anything, do it now, and stir well to blend. Serve on plates, or in pasta bowls, and top with Parmesan cheese, and a little Parsley. Pair with crusty bread, or even a side salad. Serve, and Enjoy!
If you're not familiar with the Pressure Valve, or Float Valve on your Instant Pot, read your instruction manual to find where the valves are located, and how to use them. When cooking the ground Sirloin, make sure you cook the meat well done. DO NOT leave any of the meat PINK. As you're cooking the Sirloin, crumble it or break it apart with a large fork, until it resembles small crumbs.
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