Instant Pot Bolognese Starter Sauce
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Our Test Kitchen has taken fans’ most popular, all-time-favorite recipes and turned them into time-saving meal starters designed exclusively for your Instant Pot. This sauce highlights the classic flavors of Bolognese pasta sauce to enjoy in just minutes. Featuring a blend of onions, tomatoes, red wine, garlic and herbs, it's delicious and easy to prepare – simply combine with sautéed beef, cook for ten minutes, then add a splash of cream.
- 24.5 oz.
- Makes 4-6 servings.
- Made in USA.
- Chicken stock (water, dried chicken stock, salt), vegetable stocks (carrots, celery, onion), gelatin, chicken (with fat and skin), tapioca starch (native), natural flavor, tomatoes (with calcium chloride and citric acid), red cooking wine, shallots, Parmesan cheese (part skim milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), carrots, tomato paste, celery, garlic, modified tapioca starch, butter, extra-virgin olive oil, sugar, salt, black pepper, citric acid.
- Contains sulfites. This product is prepared and packaged using machines that may come in contact with wheat/gluten, tree nuts, fish, sesame, eggs, milk, peanuts, soy, mustard.
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- Instructions for Instant Pot Bolognese Starter Sauce
2 lb. (1 kg) ground beef
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 jar Bolognese starter
Splash of heavy cream (optional)
Season the ground beef with salt and pepper. In an Instant Pot® set to Sauté, warm the oil. Add the ground beef and cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add the Bolognese starter and stir to combine. Lock the lid in place, seal and set to cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. When pressure cooking is complete, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release the remaining steam. Carefully remove the lid and stir in the cream, if desired.
Serves 4 to 6.
- Prep: 9 minutes
- Up to Pressure: 13 minutes
- Under Pressure: 10 minutes
- Release Pressure: 12 minutes
- Total: 44 minutes
–Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen
Note: For instructions on using this product with Instant Pot Max or stovetop pressure cookers, visit williams-sonoma.com/instantpot.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Katie from Bland It smelled great while cooking, expected a lot better. Had to add our own spices while the food was in our bowls then added to the leftovers. I give a 2 because I am new to instant pot, so though it was bland, it’s helping me learn the methods.Date published: 2019-08-19Rated 2 out of 5 by Metsfan from Not enough sauce Very dry ..hardly any sauce...wouldn’t recommend for the priceDate published: 2019-04-13Rated 5 out of 5 by ctmommy from Delicious and easy - crowdpleaser. I added chopped onion to the saute portion of the recipe and used 3 lbs of very lean ground beef vs 2. Thought the ratio was perfect. It was SO easy and absolutely delicious. I served it over spaghetti noodles for the kids and spaghetti squash for us. Delicious. Will easily make the frequent rotation.Date published: 2019-03-19Rated 3 out of 5 by Betty J from Bland I purchased this starter sauce to use as a convenience for a weeknight supper. Followed directions exactly as written on the jar. The end product was a very bland sauce. I thought the ratio of meat to sauce was way too much on the meat side. Also it makes for an expensive meal. Will not buy this again.Date published: 2018-12-29Rated 5 out of 5 by Duamondgirl from Absolutely Amazing! I prepared according to the instructions and it was delicious!! My husband has raved and raved about it! I have ordered 4 more!Date published: 2018-11-15Rated 5 out of 5 by AuntLinsey from Delicious We used ground beef and ground pork with this starter. It was delicious !Date published: 2018-11-11Rated 1 out of 5 by Barb from Extremely Disappointing! This burned! I had to throw the whole batch away - this expensive Bolognese Starter Sauce and the ground meat. I followed the directions EXACTLY using an InstantPot. I am not a novice cook, by any stretch of the imagination. I will not be buying any of these sauces.Date published: 2018-11-04