Instant Pot Ragu bolognese


This Instant Pot Ragu bolognese is an amazing beef dish.

Its sauce is creamy and you can serve it with spaghetti, penne, corkscrew or any shape of pasta you like.

Like this recipe? You must try my Instant Pot spaghetti bolognese which is a complete meal!

If you are looking for a vegan option, check out this Instant Pot marinara sauce.

Instant Pot Ragu bolognese
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot, celery, Ragu bolognese
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 10
  • 300 g carrots
  • 300 g celery stalks
  • 300 g onions
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • oil as needed
  • 1 kg lean beef minced
  • 250 g bacon diced
  • 2 cans tomatoes chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 200 ml milk
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • pepper to tatse
  • Turn on the instant pot and select sauté.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil in it.
  • Add vegetables, herbs, bay leaves, salt, pepper and salute for 15 minutes.
  • Add bacon and beef and salute them for 25 minutes while stirring continuously.
  • Add tomatoes, water, milk and salt and pepper in the instant pot.
  • Close the lid of the instant pot.
  • Set the instant pot to “Meat/Stew” at high pressure for 15 minutes, release the pressure naturally through steam vent.
  • Open the lid of the instant pot and select sauté.
  • Let ragu simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Serve hot over pasta and enjoy.
Calories: 403kcal Carbohydrates: 8g Protein: 23g Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 12g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Monounsaturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 88mg Sodium: 625mg Potassium: 591mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Vitamin A: 5184IU Vitamin C: 5mg Calcium: 62mg Iron: 3mg
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6 thoughts on “Instant Pot Ragu bolognese

  1. There is milk in the ingredients but it is not mentioned in the directions. I’m assuming it gets added with the water tomatoes etc

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