•    50 minutes
  •    Makes 8 servings

Recipe Created By Foodtastic Mom

Beef Bolognese Pasta Sauce has big, slow-cooked Italian flavor in just a fraction of the time, making it perfect for busy school night dinners.


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 lb ground sirloin 90% lean
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 16 oz spaghetti cooked according to package directions


  • 1. Turn the pressure cooker to the Sauté function. Once it says HOT, add the butter to melt.Add the onion, carrot and celery and cook for about five minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • 2. Add the garlic, sugar, salt, ground thyme and cook for about one minute more, until the garlic is fragrant. 
  • 3. Add the ground sirloin and sauté until no longer pink, breaking up the beef as you sauté. Add the red wine and allow to cook for a couple of minutes, to cook off the alcohol content and leave behind the flavor.
  • 4. Add the crushed tomatoes to the pot and stir well.
  • 5. Turn the Sauté function off. With the lid set to "Sealing" put the lid on the pressure cooker.
  • 6. Press the "Manual", "Pressure Cook" or "Soup/Broth" button (depending on the model of your pressure cooker) and press the down arrow, setting the timer for 15 minutes.
  • 7. Allow the steam to natural release.
  • 8. While the sauce is pressure cooking, boil the pasta and drain.
  • 9. Taste the sauce. Add more salt if necessary. Serve the bolognese atop the spaghetti, topped with chopped parsley and Parmesan if desired.

Jill is a self-taught home cook and baker who after years of catering, entertaining and having friends and family constantly ask for her recipes decided to start a blog. She shares mostly simple and always delicious family-friendly recipes at her website Foodtastic Mom. Jill resides with her husband and two children in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a swim mom who enjoys reading, traveling, football and family movie nights.