Pressure-Cooker Sicilian Meat Sauce
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 40 min. + releasing
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 to 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cans (28 ounces each ) crushed or diced tomatoes
- 1 can (6 ounces) Italian tomato paste
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped capers, drained
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/2 cup dry red wine or additional beef broth
- Hot cooked pasta
- Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
- Select saute setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker and adjust for high heat; add 2 Tbsp. olive oil. In batches, brown the pork on all sides. Remove and set aside.
- Add remaining oil to pressure cooker; saute onion for 2 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute more. Add next 11 ingredients. Transfer meat to pressure cooker. Pour in broth and red wine; bring to a light boil. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust pressure to high and set time for 35 minutes. When finished cooking, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes and then quick-release any remaining pressure.
- Discard bay leaves. Remove meat from pressure cooker; shred or pull apart, discarding bones. Return meat to sauce. Serve over pasta; if desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 214 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 822mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein.
Feb 13, 2020
I had the same issue with the burn error. It took some effort but I eventually got it to work. The end result was wonderful. I'll try it again.
Jan 13, 2020
My family and I had high hopes for this receipt and very disappointed as our instant pot hit the burn error twice! We de-glazed the pot twice and the bottom of the pot keeping burning so we disbanded the effort and went to a our regular sauce pot.
Mar 25, 2019
This was one of the first Instant Pot recipes I tried, and was a real success at my house!
Jan 9, 2019
DELICIOSO! A truly authentic Sicilian gravy robust and full of flavor. Due to personal preferences in spices, I added 1 tsp. of oregano, and omitted the thyme and capers. Instead of ribs, I used 2 lbs. of pork loin (not tenderloin), prepared it as directed and it was fork tender. It does make a large quantity, I will be freezing some for future meals. So easy, definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing Emory! Emjay