This hearty, family-friendly Instant Pot spaghetti sauce with meat is ready in less than an hour–but tastes like you’ve been cooking all day!
If pasta with meat sauce is a family favorite but most jarred sauces leave you feeling “meh”, this recipe is for you!
This hearty, meaty spaghetti sauce recipe comes courtesy of my good friend, who simmers triple batches of it on the stove, then stashes dinner-sized portions in the freezer.
She’s gifted me so many tubs of it over the years that I finally asked for the recipe to make it myself.
Then I built in a shortcut: The Instant Pot!
This recipe makes about eight generous servings–in our case, it’s enough for one dinner (with two teenage boys) and one batch for the freezer for another week.
First, set your Instant Pot to Saute. Add the olive oil. When it’s hot and shimmery, add the ground beef and onion, stirring to break up the beef.
Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly to prevent scorching.
Add the beef broth to deglaze the pot, scraping any bits from the bottom. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and all spices and seasonings. Give it a good stir.
Close the Instant Pot. Make sure the top valve is set to “Sealing”, and turn to Manual. Set for 15 minutes.
When time is up, do Quick release by moving the lever to “Venting” (I always place a kitchen towel over the valve to catch the steam). When the valve has dropped, open the lid and stir well.
You’re ready for spaghetti night!
My tester Cheryll opted for 1 teaspoon of onion powder and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder because her crew likes a very smooth sauce.
Make sure you have scraped any browned bits from the bottom of your Instant Pot when you add the beef broth. I’ve learned the hard way that food stuck to the bottom of the pot can prevent the Instant Pot from coming to pressure.
Leftover meat sauce kept in the refrigerator should be eaten within 3-4 days.
Yes, you can make it in a pot on the stove. Follow the instructions as listed, and simply simmer it on the stove for at least an hour, stirring occasionally.
Cool the sauce completely. (I typically stash the sauce in the refrigerator until it’s completely cold.) Then portion it into one of these options:
If you don't have beef broth, you can use chicken broth.
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