This Instant Pot Sunday Gravy recipe is the perfect shortcut for making my Nana Lamancuso's authentic Italian meat sauce using your electric pressure cooker.
Next, add the beef to the Instant Pot in a single layer. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer beef to the plate with the pork.
Add the garlic to the Instant Pot and cook until golden, 1-2 minutes. Be careful not to let it burn. Remove and discard the garlic.
Add the tomato paste to the Instant Pot and cook for 1 minute. Pour in water and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the Instant Pot.
Puree the tomatoes in your blender and add them to the Instant Pot. Or for a chunkier sauce, just mash up the tomatoes with your hands and add them to the pot. Add salt, pepper and sugar to taste.
Return the pork, beef, and sausages to the Instant Pot with any accumulated juices.
Allow the pressure to release naturally for 15-minutes then do a quick-release by flipping the release valve to “venting." Meanwhile, cook your pasta. Remove the lid and adjust your seasonings one more time, add basil leaves and serve over your favorite pasta, topped with shaved Parmesan.