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Beef Ragu Instant Pot

Almost any cut of beef is diced and the cooked with a tomato based sauce in a pressure cooker. It is a very straight forward recipe and fairly quick to make.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: beef ragu, instant pot, pressure cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 655kcal
Author: Rosie


  • 1.5 pounds of beef
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 diced white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic diced
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1/4 cup of red wine
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 3 celery sticks diced
  • 1 tablespoon of Lea Perrins Worestershire sauce if you have it


  • Prepare all your ingredients first so they are ready to go
  • Just the Sauté setting on your instant pot to High or More - the hottest setting
  • Spread the oil on the bottom of the pot - when the display changes to HOT
  • Add the diced onion and cook until it starts to brown (3-5 minutes)
  • Add in the garlic and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes
  • Turn Off the Instant Pot
  • Add in all the other ingredients and stir so they are well mixed. Stir so the meet is covered as much as possible with the liquid.
  • Put on the Pot lid and select Pressure Cook on normal (Instant Pot Duo Nova) for 60 Mins
  • Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes after the pot has finished
  • Now all should be ready to serve with your favorite side dish. 


We cooked this in an Instant Pot Duo Nova. 
Hint: If the sauce mix is too runny for you - mix about 2 tablespoons of cornflour in 2/3 cup of water - whisk or mix it well so there are no lumps. Then return on the Instant Pot to saute - high and bring back to the boil. Then stirring constantly mix in the cornflour little by little and the sauce will thicken up nicely - keep boiling for 2-3 minutes after to cook out all the cornflour.


Calories: 655kcal