Test Power Pressure Cooker Capabilities With This Traditional Italian Staple

fCooking Italian typically doesn’t conjure up images of cutting-edge techniques. The Old World traditions, techniques, trips and tricks that crossed the Atlantic Ocean generations ago are often kept as family secrets. However, we’re here to tell you that it’s time to broaden your horizons and that it’s okay to try new things even if you’re skeptical at first. Case in point: Using a power pressure cooker to prepare such Italian staples as meatballs. Yes, these spaghetti-toppers or standalone sides can really be made in a pressure cooker — despite what your grandmother may have to say about it. If you’re researching Power Pressure Cooker XL reviews and wondering about capabilities, then please read on.

The way that pressure cookers work is straightforward: The tightly-sealed lid securely holds steam inside that’s being built up due to the heat being applied. It’s that very steam that is helping to speed up the cooking process; sometimes up to 10 times faster than using a conventional oven to get things done. They also make clean-up an easier affair, as there are fewer pots and pans to wash thanks to the streamlined process which pressure cookers provide. Below, you’ll find a recipe for meatballs that’s sure to please the most picky – or skeptical – eater in your family.

You’ll need:

  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes
  • 5 cup  of water
  • Half of an onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of  garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon  of basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon  of sea salt
  • 5 tablespoon  of fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of  olive oil
  • 4 pounds of  ground beef
  • 4 large eggs
  • 5 cup  of milk
  • 5 cups of parmigiana cheese
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon  of sea salt


  • To make meatballs, add all meatball ingredients to a bowl and mix. Roll meatballs to desired size and place on a baking sheet. Place in the oven to sear at 450 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Place the inner pot in the power cooker. Press the “chicken/meat” button. Sauté the onions and garlic in the olive oil. Add tomatoes and the rest of the ingredients and let cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the seared meatballs.
  • Place the lid on the power cooker, lock the lid and switch the pressure release valve to “closed.”
  • Press the “warm/cancel”
  • Press the “soup/stew” button and then press the “time adjustment” button until you reach 20 minutes.
  • Once the timer reaches zero, the cooker will automatically switch to “keep warm.” Switch the pressure release valve to “open.” When the steam is completely released, remove the lid.
  • Serve

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