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How to Make Delicious Instant Pot Meat Sauce: Plus Six Ways To Use It

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Instant Pot Meat Sauce – With Oregano Seasoning – Collaboration With Ciao Gusto

I love making sauce because it tastes so much better than buying it in a jar. If you haven’t ever made your own spaghetti sauce, you don’t understand just how much better it is homemade.

This Instant Pot Meat Sauce can be used for anything and everything including spaghetti. It has super tasty oregano seasoning from Ciao Gusto and once you make it, you won’t want to go back to the jar stuff!

Homemade is always so much tastier!

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6 Creative Ways To Use Meat Sauce

The best thing about making a big pot of meat sauce is that it is affordable and versatile. I mean if you think about it, meat sauce is pretty much pasta’s soulmate meaning you can use it for just about anything pasta related. However, you don’t have to just use it for pasta. Here are 5 ways you can use your meat sauce other than just on your pasta noodles:

  1. Instead of using tomato sauce, use this meat sauce in our Instant Pot Meatballs Recipe.
  2. Make a healthy dish by using your meat sauce with spaghetti squash.
  3. If you are looking for an easy side dish, simply add your sauce to some zucchini boats and top with cheese.
  4. Top your meatloaf with it. Add a kick of flavor and a little more meat to your meatloaf.
  5. Mix it into your favorite recipe of Ratatatouille. It gives it a little more protein and an extra burst of flavor.
  6. Make Eggs in Purgatory as a hangover helper. Simply simmer 1 cup of meat sauce in a skillet, add clove, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper, and 2 eggs. Cook until the whites are set.
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Ingredients For Italian Meat Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 8 cloves garlic – 2 minced, 6 whole
  • 1 lb beef, minced /450g
  • 2 Tablespoons Cannamela Organic Oregano from Sicily
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 28oz cans whole tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup red wine, optional
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How to Make Instant Pot Meat Sauce

Place the olive oil in the Instant Pot and set to “saute” setting.

Once the oil is hot, add the onions and cook until translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Add the sliced garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Stir constantly.

Add the minced beef and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. 

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Turn off the saute setting.

Add the whole garlic cloves.

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Next add the Cannamela oregano seasoning, tomato paste, whole tomatoes and red wine (if using).

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Secure the lid on the instant pot and set to “meat/stew” setting for 10 minutes. Natural release.

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Your Italian style Instant pot meat sauce is ready to serve!

Thanks Ciao Gusto for providing us with a jar of organic oregano from Sicily.

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Yield: 3-4

Instant Pot Meat Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Instant Pot Recipe is an all around sauce to add to your dishes like spaghetti.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 8 cloves garlic – 2 minced, 6 whole
  • 1 lb beef, minced /450g
  • 2 Tablespoons Cannamela Organic Oregano from Sicily
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 28oz cans whole tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup red wine, optional

Instructions

    Place the olive oil in the Instant Pot and set to “sauté” setting.

    Once the oil is hot, add the onions and cook until translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Add the sliced garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Stir constantly. Then add the minced beef and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. 

    Turn off the sauté setting.

    Add the whole garlic cloves. Next add the Cannamela oregano seasoning, tomato paste, whole tomatoes and red wine (if using).

    Secure the lid on the instant pot and set to “meat/stew” setting for 10 minutes. Natural release.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 642Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 8gSugar: 16gProtein: 46g

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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5 Comments

  1. Angela, can I used the tomatoes from my garden that is in my freezer instead of the canned ones? I have more than 80 kilos of tomatoes harvested from my garden yet to be used for canning salsa and marinara sauce. Besides serving pasta with the sauce, how else do you use the meat sauce for? It looks so delicious, and I can finish eating the whole bowl in one sitting plus a thick slice of Italian bread to wipe the sauce off the bowl!

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