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Easy Meatball Sauce from Scratch in the Instant Pot

Easy Meatball Sauce from Scratch in the Instant Pot

Our Instant Pot gets a work out at our house. I’ve have realized that it can be a huge help in the kitchen. My IP allows me to get dinner on the table faster but without flavour taking a hit. Today’s new recipe for the Instant Pot features an easy meatball sauce from scratch that can be used over pasta or in meatball subs. It makes a big batch so you might even be able to have BOTH.

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Easy Meatball Sauce from Scratch in the Instant Pot

Ingredients

1 pound mild sweet sausage
1 pound ground beef
2 eggs
½ white onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
½ cup quick oats
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with juice
4 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

Instructions

Making meatballs

Combine first 9 ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Mix meatballs with mixer

Mix together with a hand mixer. Shape into meatballs with your hands.

Mix sauce ingredients in the instant pot

Combine all remaining ingredients to Instant Pot inner pot, stirring to combine. Reserve 1 can of tomato sauce to the side.

Add meatballs to the instant pot

Add meatballs to the sauce.

Add sauce to the top

Pour the reserved sauce over the top of meatballs.

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Close the instant pot lid and turn pressure valve to Sealing. Press the manual button and use the +/- buttons to set the timer for 6 minutes. Allow the Instant Pot to come to pressure and countdown. Allow for a natural pressure release (ie do not move the valve) for another 6 minutes. After 6 minutes, move the valve to Venting and allow all steam to escape. Once pin drops, open lid and serve.

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Easy Meatball Sauce from Scratch in the Instant Pot

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 21 minutes
Additional Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

Make this easy Meatball Sauce from scratch in your Instant Pot. Perfect for serving over pasta or in meatball subs.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound mild sweet sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes, with juice, can
  • 32 oz tomato sauce, 4 8-oz cans
  • 6 oz tomato paste, can

Instructions

  1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix together with a hand mixer. Shape into meatballs with your hands.
  3. Combine all remaining ingredients to Instant Pot inner pot, stirring to combine. Reserve 1 can of tomato sauce to the side.
  4. Add meatballs to the sauce
  5. Pour the reserved sauce over the top of meatballs.
  6. Close the instant pot lid and turn pressure valve to Sealing. Press the manual button and use the +/- buttons to set the timer for 6 minutes. Allow the Instant Pot to come to pressure and countdown. Allow for a natural pressure release (ie do not move the valve) for another 6 minutes. After 6 minutes, move the valve to Venting and allow all steam to escape. Once pin drops, open lid and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Saturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 1546mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 23g

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Jaclyn Anne

Wednesday 14th of November 2018

Ohhhhh my husband is going to LOVE this! Meatballs are his fave!

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