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Instant Pot Pot Roast

An amazingly tender and flavorful pot roast from a pressure cooker!

Special EquipmentSection titled: Special Equipment

  • A 6qt (or larger) Instant Pot

Make ItSection titled: Make It

RoastSection titled: Roast

Original Recipe

Chuck Roast3 lb
Olive Oil1/2 tbsp
Onion Powder1 tsp
Garlic, minced1 tbsp
Prepared horseradish (in a bottle)1/4 cup
Beef stock4 cups
  1. Season the roast liberally with salt and pepper
  2. Turn the pressure cooker to saute. Once hot, add in the oil. Sear meat on all sides, 3-4 minutes per side. Remove meat from inner pot
  3. Pour in beef broth and scrape up any blackened bits on bottom of instant pot
  4. Add the roast back into Instant Pot, along with the onion powder, garlic and horseradish
  5. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes per pound, minus 20 minutes
    • So for a 3lb roast that would be 3 * 20 - 20 = 40 minutes
  6. When the cook time has elapsed, allow for pressure to release for 10 minutes
  7. Add in the carrots and pressure cook for the final 20 minutes
  8. When time has again elapsed, allow the pressure to release for 10-20 minutes

GravySection titled: Gravy

Original Recipe

Au jus remaining in Instant Pot2 cups
Butter1/4 cup
All purpose flour1/4 cup
Pepper1/4 tsp
Salt (optional)1/4 tsp
  1. Heat butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until melted
  2. stir in flour; cook 5 to 7 minutes until mixture is deep brown, stirring often
  3. Whisk in broth until smooth; simmer 3 minutes, stirring often
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened
  5. Stir in salt and pepper; stirring until combined

PotatoesSection titled: Potatoes

When serving the perfect pot roast, you need some kind of potato. My preferred method is to serve it with my perfect mashed potatoes. But if you’re feeling lazy, you can just stick a pound of quartered (or mini) potatoes into the Instant Pot at the same time you add the carrots.