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Need A Simple Instant Pot Pot Roast Recipe? Try This!

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We love a good flavorful pot roast recipe at my home. In fact, last year I decided to cook an Instant Pot Beef Pot roast for my wife’s birthday and she loved it! This fantastic pressure cooker beef roast dish creates a tender, delicious and tasty roast that I guarantee the whole family will love. Enjoy!

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instant pot chuck roast

This is one succulent and gorgeous Instant Pot Chuck Roast which all the family can enjoy. Together with a selection of veggies, this is one meal you can recreate over and over again. Cooking the Chuck Roast is a sure way of having all of your meal ready at the same time. Without having to wait on other parts of your meal to be cooked in separate pans. That’s the beautiful part of having a slow cooker.

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how to cook a roast in an instant pot

How to Cook a Roast in an Instant Pot is way easier than it looks. Just takes 3-6 minutes of sauté time. The best way to make sure your meat is cooked well is to use 3 tbsp of olive oil mixed with salt, then use a pastry brush to cover the meat with the olive oil/salt paste.

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After 5 minutes, use a sharp fork to cut one section of your meat, to see it has been cooked thoroughly enough. If the meat is pink (still raw), you may need to use the saute setting for a couple of minutes extra..

how long to cook roast in instant pot

‘How long to Cook Roast in the Instant Pot’‘. It all depends on how thickness of your meat, however, the usual pressure cooking time for a Pot Roast is between 50 to 70 minutes on High Pressure. Once the cooking process has completed, you need to let the Instant Pot (NPR) Natural Pressure Release for 10 minutes, so the meat does not go hard. Then (QR) Quick Release for the remaining time.

Ingredients needed for this Instant Pot Pot Roast

  • 3 to 5-pound boneless beef chuck roast
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ pound bag baby potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 pound bag medium carrots, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut into wedges
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Notes: If gravy is desired, add ¼ cup water and 2 tablespoons cornstarch to ingredients list.

HOW TO MAKE THIS instant pot pot roast recipe

Generously season all sides of roast with salt and pepper.

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Set pressure cooker to “saute.” When hot, add oil. Place the roast in the oil and sear each side of the roast for 3-6 minutes.

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Pour water into an Instant Pot and scrape the bottom with a wooden spoon to remove the stuck-on pieces.

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Place all other ingredients in an electric pressure cooker around the roast..

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Cover with the lid and set the valve to sealing. Cook on “pressure cook” or “manual” for 50 to 75 minutes (using the maximum time for a larger roast if you want it to fall apart and less time if you want it to remain intact when cut.) Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before a quick release.

Remove roast and vegetables.

how to make a Flavorful gravy

If gravy is desired, you can add a cornstarch mixture  (¼ cup water mixed with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch) to the cooking liquid which contains meat juices, cooking on saute and stirring occasionally until thickened. This will make a luscious gravy.

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Can You Cook A Roast In A Pressure Cooker?

Yes, you can definitely cook a roast in a pressure cooker. It is possible to cook a succulent and soft roast in a pressure cooker, making it simple and quick. Season the meat with salt and pepper, then place it in a pressure cooker covered with beef stock and wait!

Can You Use Frozen Beef For This Recipe?

Yes, you can use frozen beef for this recipe. Just make sure to increase the cooking time in the pressure cooker.

How Do You Add Flavour To A Pot Roast?

I love to use a selection of yellow onion, fresh thyme and additional vegetables to help add flavour to the pot roast. You can also try things like kosher salt, Worcestershire sauce and garlic cloves to add your favourite extra flavor. 

Can I Store My Leftover Pot Roast?

You can store the pot roast in the fridge for up to 3 days. It is best to store the pot roast with some of the leftover cooking liquid in an airtight container in the fridge. 

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Yield: 4-6

Instant Pot Pot Roast Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes 50 seconds
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes 50 seconds

This Instant Pot Recipe will be your whole family's favorite due to it's delicious and tasty savor.

Ingredients

  • 3 to 5-pound beef chuck roast
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ pound bag baby potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 pound bag carrots, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. Generously season all sides of roast with salt and pepper.
  2. Set pressure cooker to “saute.” When hot, add oil. Place the roast in the oil and sear each side of the roast for 3 minutes.
  3. Pour water into an Instant pot and scrape the bottom with a wooden spoon to remove the stuck-on pieces.
  4. Place all other ingredients in an electric pressure cooker around the roast.
  5. Cover with the lid and set the valve to sealing. Cook on “pressure cook” or “manual” for 50 to 75 minutes (using the maximum time for a larger roast if you want it to fall apart and less time if you want it to remain intact when cut.) Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before a quick release.
  6. Remove roast and vegetables. If gravy is desired, you can add a slurry (¼ cup water mixed with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch) to the au jus, cooking on saute and stirring occasionally until thickened.

Notes

If gravy is desired, add ¼ cup water and 2 tablespoons cornstarch to the ingredients list.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1481Total Fat: 97gSaturated Fat: 37gTrans Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 53gCholesterol: 471mgSodium: 1300mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 141g

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest

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