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instant pot turkey bolognese freezer meal

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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total: 45 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients

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Instructions

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Step 1

Mince bacon.

Step 2

Peel and quarter onion. Using a high-powered blender or food processor puree onion until smooth.

Step 3

INSTANT POT: Set Instant Pot to “Sauté”, and add oil. Sauté onions and garlic until the onions are translucent. Add ground turkey and minced bacon, and cook until meats are browned and bacon crispy. Add water and red wine vinegar and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes and pot is de-glazed. Add carrots, tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, honey, rosemary, oregano and fennel. Stir to combine. Seal pressure cooker. Cook on manual (High) for 25 minutes. Let it naturally release, about 10 minutes. Serve over pasta and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Step 4

SLOW COOKER: To make in slow cooker instead of instant pot sauté onions and garlic in a large skillet on medium-high until the onions are translucent. Add ground turkey and bacon, and cook until meats are browned and bacon crispy. Add meat, onion-mixture, water, red wine vinegar, carrots, tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, honey, rosemary, oregano and fennel to slow cooker. Cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or on High for 3-4 hours, until sauce is bubbly and rich in color.

Step 5

Sauté onions and garlic in a large skillet with oil on medium-high until the onions are translucent. Add ground beef and minced bacon, and cook together until meats are browned and bacon crispy. Allow to cool completely. Add meat, onion-mixture, water, red wine vinegar, carrots, tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, honey, rosemary, oregano and into a labeled gallon-size (4 L) freezer bag; swish to mix. Seal, removing as much air as possible, and freeze.

Step 6

Place bag in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours or up to 24 hours to thaw or "Quick thaw" by running bag under water until meal can be broken apart.

Step 7

INSTANT POT: Transfer contents into instant pot or pressure cooker. Seal pressure cooker. Cook on manual (High) for 25 minutes. Let it naturally release, about 10 minutes. Serve over pasta and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Step 8

SLOW COOKER: To make in slow cooker instead of instant pot cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or on High for 3-4 hours, until sauce is bubbly and rich in color.

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