This Instant Pot Pot Roast cooks in record time, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner or a stress free special occasion!
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Omg, you guys.
My love for the Instant Pot has hit an all time high with this dinner.
I mean…we ate this oh so delicious Sunday dinner style Pot Roast on a Wednesday night recently. And a damn busy one, too.
And while I wouldn’t say this is the quickest Instant Pot meal ever, it certainly was the quickest Pot Roast I ever made and I was able to walk away from my pot, hang with the kids, help with homework, get basketball clothes ready, make lunches and do all the after school things while this meal was cooking.
I used my 8 quart for this one, but it would easily fit into the 6. And I started by giving my Chuck Roast a good sear on both sides.
Then I threw in some roughly chopped onions and minced garlic.
Then added my meat back in along with some beef broth and tomato paste. You can also use some gluten free Worcestershire sauce or coconut aminos in there, but I have done it with and without and love it the same.
Next I washed up some carrots and baby potatoes using my Norwex fruit and veggie cloth. Baby potatoes with the skin still on work perfectly for this recipe. You don’t need to cut or peel them and they are super tender, but not mushy because the skins keeps everything in tact.
Just throw them right in!
Your carrots will be on the softer side, so you want to be sure to cut them thick. No baby carrots for this recipe! And if this is a dealbreaker, you could easily make them in your microwave or roast them separately.
I also used this awesome Steamer Basket because I didn’t want the carrots to get lost in the gravy. I got mine on amazon and it came with two different size baskets. I use them all the time for veggies!
That’s all you have to do to prep the roast. Now just lock the lid, set it for 60 minutes, and let it sit for a natural release. My reward after cooktime?
You all know I love to make a quick gravy in the IP. I just can’t help myself with this saute setting, you know? So I thickened my cooking stock with some arrowroot.
Best part? I only had one pot to clean after my daughter’s basketball game.
Such a dude pleasing meal, too. My husband was in love. I certainly know the way to that man’s heart.
Simple and delicious.
Going to try this Instant Pot Beef Roast? Let me know what you think! I love it when you guys tag me on social with your creations!
Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast
- 4 teaspoons olive oil divided
- 2 lbs boneless chuck roast trimmed
- 1/2 onion roughly chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 1/2 cups organic low sodium beef broth or stock
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 6 carrots chopped thick and on a diagonal
- 3 cups baby potatoes skin left on
- Himalayan or sea salt
- 1 tablespoon thickener of your choice tapioca, arrowroot, rice flour, or cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce or coconut aminos optional
- Trim all fat from chuck roast steak, then sprinkle salt on each side. Set IP to sauté and and wait until the screen reads "hot." Add 2 tsp of the olive oil and sear meat on both sides. Remove roast from pot.
- Add remaining 2 tsp olive oil to pot and add onions and garlic. Saute for a few minutes until fragrant, then deglaze with broth, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce, if using, and stir well. Get all those brown bits up from the bottom of the pot to flavor your meat and veggies and make a killer gravy!
- Add roast back to pot, along with potatoes. Place carrots in a steamer basket on top of meat and potatoes. Lock lid and set for 60 minutes.
- After cook time, do a natural release. It took my pot about 15 minutes to release all the pressure. If you are hangry or impatient, you could switch it over to quick release anytime after this point and you will be good.
- Remove roast and veggies after cook time. Enjoy as is or make a quick gravy by removing 1/2 cup of the stock and mixing with 1 Tbsp of your thickener. Add this slurry back to the IP and place pot on sauté. Simmer until the gravy thickens to your liking, stirring frequently.
- Fixers - use your containers to measure your portions. Enjoy!
- For Slow Cooker - cook on low 8-10 hours