Weeknight Meat Sauce with Rigatoni (Pressure Cooker)
If you have never invested in a pressure cooker, you really should consider it. The new models are so easy to use and take all the fear out of making a quick meal.
This quick meat sauce with all the flavor of Bolognese, is cooked with the uncooked pasta and is ready is 5 minutes!
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
Salt and Pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 lb. 85% lean ground beef (or turkey)
3-1/2 cups water
1 (28-ounce) can San Marzano tomatoes (crushed by hand)
1 lb. rigatoni
Chopped fresh basil
Grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
Heat oil in pressure cooker on "Brown" setting. Add onions and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook until onions are softened and lightly browned. Stir in garlic, pepper flakes, oregano and tomato paste and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in ground beef and cook, breaking up meat with wooden spoon, until jjno longer pink, about 3 minutes. Stir in water, crushed tomatoes and pasta.
Lock pressure-cooker lid and cook on High Pressure for 5 minutes.
Let pressure come down naturally. Stir and add salt and pepper to taste.