pressure cooker meatballs for italian sub or pasta
a recipe by
Not Far From Green Bay, WI
I recently purchased an electric pressure cooker and am having SO much fun exploring a whole new way of quick and easy cooking. This recipe is fantastic for meatball subs when paired with a toasty Italian roll, fresh mozzarella or provolone cheese and mild banana pepper rings. Or, pair with your favorite pasta for a quick, delicious weekday meal in under 20 minutes. No pressure cooker? Fry or bake meatballs and, in a separate pan, combine sauce ingredients and simmer on low for 20 minutes. A hot, delicious, filling meal for an entire family in 30 minutes. Great for football Sundays! =)
Ingredients For pressure cooker meatballs for italian sub or pasta
- ITALIAN MEATBALLS
1lb. ground beef chuck
3cloves garlic, minced
1/2onion, finely chopped
1lg. egg, slightly beaten
1/3cup grated parmesan
3/4-1cup dried italian breadcrumbs
1tb. dried parsley or fresh italian flat-leaf, if you have it
your favorite marinara sauce, homemade or prepared. my recipe follows...
- MY EASY MARINARA SAUCE
1large can crushed tomatoes, 28 oz.
1tsp. dried basil
1tsp. dried oregano
4cloves of garlic, minced
3tb. brown sugar
How To Make pressure cooker meatballs for italian sub or pasta
1Combine all meatball ingredients in a large ziplock bag, except for the ground beef. Mix until uniform. Add ground beef and mix until
combined. Form into fairly large, uniform balls. (I think mine were around 2" across.) Add meatballs to pressure cooker.
2Combine sauce ingredients in a large bowl. Pour over meatballs. (Or use store bought.)
3Secure pressure cooker lid, seal vent and cook for 8 minutes. At the end of cooking time, very carefully release steam.
4For Sandwiches: Butter Italian rolls and toast until golden. Place slices of cheese on bottom toasted bun. (I love fresh mozzarella, but regular mozzarella or provolone are just as good.) Cut meatballs in half and place on top of cheese. Ladle warm marinara sauce over meatballs. Top with grated parmesan cheese and yellow banana pepper rings. We love these subs served with small ramekins with additional dipping sauce of either warm marinara or Italian dressing. (My husband likes his with shredded lettuce, sliced red onion, thin tomato slices and banana pepper rings.) For Pasta: Simply top or toss with your favorite pasta. Top it off with grated parmesan cheese and chopped, fresh Italian flat leaf parsley for garnish.
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- #Spaghetti Sauce
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- #marinara sauce
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- #30 minute meal
- Low Fat
- Low Sodium
- Soy Free
- Low Carb
- Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot