Pressure Cooker Cheesy Beef Meatballs in Tomato Basil Sauce

pressure cooker cheesy beef meatballs in tomato basil sauce
  • Yield: 16 meatballs
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 5m
  • Ready In: 15m

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Pressure cooker cheesy beef meatballs in tomato basil sauce. Cheesy beef meatballs with delicious homemade tomato basil sauce cooked in pressure cooker.This delicious meatball recipe belongs to Italian cuisine.

Ingredients

  • For Tomato basil sauce:
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic,peeled and smashed
  • 2 (28 oz (840 ml) each) cans plum tomatoes,undrained and crushed by hand
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) dry red wine
  • 3 sprigs fresh basil
  • 2 pinches dried italian seasoning blend
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For Meatballs:
  • 2 cups cubed dried crustless white bread
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) milk
  • 1 ½ pounds (720 g) ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic,peeled and minced
  • 2 large eggs,beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 3 tablespoons finely minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup raisins,soaked in 1/3 cup (80 ml) Marsala

Method

Step 1

To make Tomato Basil Sauce:In pressure cooker,heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add smashed garlic and cook,stirring,for 30 seconds. Add crushed tomatoes with their juices,chicken broth,dry red wine,basil and Italian seasoning. When tomato sauce starts to simmer,reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer,uncovered,while you make meatballs.

Step 2

In medium mixing bowl,combine cubed bread and water. Soak for 5 minutes.If the bread is too wet,squeeze it out. Add ground beef,garlic,beaten eggs,cheese,parsley and drained raisins. Using a hands,blend beef mixture. Form into 2-inch (5 cm) meatballs.

Step 3

Drop beef meatballs into simmering sauce.

Step 4

Close pressure cooker and lock the lid. Set burner heat to high pressure. When cooker reaches high pressure,reduce heat to low. Set timer to cook for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Remove pot from the heat. Open pressure cooker,using Natural release method. Set aside for 15 minutes.

Step 6

Discard basil sprigs. Season sauce with salt and black pepper.

Step 7

Remove cooked meatballs,using a slotted spoon. Transfer to serving platter. Serve meatballs with tomato basil sauce spooned over. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

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