Pressure Cooker Spicy Pork and Squash Ragu

  • Total Time

    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. + releasing

  • Makes

    10 servings

  • Ingredients

  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen cooked winter squash, thawed
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked pasta
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese, optional
  • Directions

  • Combine the first six ingredients in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Sprinkle ribs with salt, garlic powder and pepper; place in pressure cooker. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 15 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes; quick-release any remaining pressure.
  • Remove cover; stir to break pork into smaller pieces. Serve with pasta. If desired, top with Parmesan cheese.
  • Freeze option: Freeze cooled sauce in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 cup ragu: 196 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 469mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.
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