Friday, May 2, 2014

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.
Garnish with basil and cheese

1 comment:

  1. What a great family meal! Happy Cinco de Mayo, Patti.


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