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Instant Pot Bottom Round Roast

How to make a chuck roast in your instant pot the easy way.

One of the things I love about this instant pot bottom round roast recipe is that there is hardly any work involved. Thanks to your pressure cooker, the meat turns out moist, the gravy is tasty and the vegetables cook directly with the meat, which gives them great flavor.

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Can I Cook Frozen Roast In The Instant Pot

Short answer: yes you can!

How? Just follow the same instructions except browning and increase high pressure cooking time to 90 minutes.

Long answer: dont do it! It wont turn out the same! Its worth postponing your pot roast dinner to the next day while you wait for the roast to thaw in the fridge. I mean it.

I have experimented with this a couple of times. Believe me, I GET IT, when you say I keep forgetting to place my meat in the fridge to defrost. Im the most forgetful person on the planet. I keep forgetting stuff like that, too.

However, the few experiments I did led me to less delicious results and in the end I felt unhappy. Such a beautiful and delicious piece of meat prepared in a meh way just doesnt give it its due respect.

Refrigerator thawing is really slow BUT when meat is defrosted slowly the moisture is slowly reabsorbed by the muscle fibers. Quick thaw methods result in drier and tougher meat once its cooked because the moisture just flows off and away from the piece.

So, if you are forgetful like me, plaster your kitchen with post its, set alarms in your phone, add reminders to your google calendar. Ask a friend to call you and remind you. Do whatever it takes to remember to place that beautiful piece of meat in the fridge 24 hours earlier or just go to the store and buy a fresh or already thawed one in the first place.

This Instant Pot Pot Roast recipe deserves GOOD meat.

How To Make Pot Roast In Pressure Cooker

  • Turn your pressure cooker to the Saute function and pour in 1 tablespoon oil.
  • While the pressure cooker is heating, liberally season the chuck roast on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Place the seasoned roast into the heated inner pot, and sear the roast for 3-4 minutes per side or until browned.
  • Turn the instant pot OFF from the saute function and remove the pot roast from the inner pot and place on a platter.
  • Pour in about ½ cup of the beef broth and use a spatula or wooden spoon to scrape up the browned bits on the bottom of the inner pot, so that pressure can build appropriately and you wont get a burn notice.
  • Add seared roast back to the inner pot. Pour in the rest of the beef broth and then sprinkle the with additional salt, pepper, and onion powder. Top the roast with minced garlic and horseradish.
  • pound on high pressure. This would be 60 minutes for a 3 pound roast.
  • Once the cook time has elapsed, let the pressure release naturally for at least 10 minutes. This will keep the pot roast super tender.
  • Remove the pot roast from liquid and place onto a platter or cutting board. It is okay if it falls apart as you are removing the roast–it should be fall-apart tender.
  • Tent the meat with foil and let rest for 5-10 minute befores shredding or slicing and serving with the cooking juices.

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Whats The Best Meat For Roast Instant Pot Chuck Roast

For pot roast;chuck or round are the best pieces of meat; regardless of if youre cooking it in the instant pot, slow-cooker or stove-top. My absolute favorite hands down is chuck roast.

The important part to look out for when choosing your meat is the marbling. Marbling;refers to white parts of fat within the meat. Its also called intramuscular fat and is super important for;flavor.

Also, the meat will cook for a long time so you really dont want a lean piece of meat. It will just become incredibly dry.

Make sure you choose a piece of chuck that has the most beautiful marble pattern.

How To Cut Carrots And Potatoes For Pot Roast

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To make sure the carrots and potatoes are not falling apart and mushy after pressure cooking, cut each carrot into 3 to 4 large pieces and each potato to 4 to 6 large chunks. I used Russet potatoes and the large chunks were soft but not mushy once the roast was done. You can use small potatoes, just wash them well and place whole in the pot.

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Side Dishes For Pot Roast

My personal favorite side dishes for this Instant Pot beef roast are Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Parmesan Garlic Roasted Carrots! This easy chuck roast is delicious over mashed potatoes with beef gravy.

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What Is A 15 Minutes Natural Pressure Release

A Natural Pressure Release;means that the;pressure is released;gradually. After the IP beeps that the cooking process has been completed, click on Keep Warm, and wait 15 minutes.;Another option is to Turn Off/Unplug the pressure cooker and wait 15 minutes. After which open the valve, and let any leftover pressure release.;

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What Is Pot Roast

Pot roast is more of a method than a specific cut of meat. To make it, sear a large cut of beef until browned on all sides, and then cook it with aromatics like herbs, onions, carrots, and broth until its melt-in-your-mouth tender.

You can make this in a Dutch oven on the stove-top, in the oven, in a slow cooker, and in a pressure cooker. In this recipe, we are using a pressure cooker to make the pot roast. A pressure cooker takes the cook time down dramatically.

Choosing The Best Cut Of Beef For Pot Roast:

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Chuck roast is the most commonly used cut of beef used in pot roast recipes. You want to go with marbled chuck roast which is widely available at most grocery stores. This results in a super tender and flavorful meal.

You can also go with other chucks, such as chuck eye, blade roast, shoulder roast, shoulder steak, arm steak, arm roast, cross-rib roast, or seven-bone roast. In addition, brisket will be a great option for this recipe.;

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Easy Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch seasoned salt, or to taste
  • 1 pinch onion powder, or to taste
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 1½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large onion, cut into 4 wedges
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Brown roast on all sides in the hot oil; season with pepper, seasoned salt, and onion powder.


  • Step 2

    Pour in beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, add the quartered onion, and seal the lid. Bring the cooker up to full pressure. Reduce heat to low, maintaining full pressure, and cook for 30 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Use the quick-release method to lower the pressure. Mix in carrots and potatoes, seal the lid again, and return the pressure cooker to the heat. Bring the cooker up to full pressure and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Use the quick-release method again and transfer the roast and vegetables to a serving dish.

Cook Time For Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

As per the Instant Pot cooking chart, you need 20-25 minutes to cook a pound of a large chunk of beef for pot roast. So you can adjust the time based on this.

Ive had great results using 20 minutes per pound, so I stick to that time.;

I prefer to add the potatoes and carrots towards the end because Im not a fan of mushy vegetables.;

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How To Make Instant Pot Chuck Roast:

  • Pour the water, red wine, and Worcestershire sauce into the stainless steel bowl of the Instant Pot.
  • Add the beef chuck roast and then sprinkle with sea salt, garlic powder, and ground black pepper.
  • Place the fresh thyme and rosemary sprigs on top of the roast, and then click the lid into place on the Instant Pot. Set the vent to seal.
  • Cook for 115 minutes at high pressure.
  • When the Instant Pot is done cooking, it will come down from pressure naturally, about 28-30 minutes .
  • Cooking A Frozen Roast In Instant Pot Is Possible You Can Still Get A Tender Flavorful Piece Of Beef Even If It Is Not Thawed Out Beforehand Heres How

    Easy Instant Pot Pot Roast (Tender and Juicy)

    Here we share how to cook a Frozen Roast in Instant Pot here! Yes sometimes I forget to defrost dinner so this is a helpful Instant Pot recipe hack to keep on hand.

    If you need easy Ninja Foodi recipes, you can use that pot instead.

    • If this has never happened to you, bravo.
    • I of course have made a pressure cooker roast before, when I have bought it fresh, but straight out of the freezer requires different directions.
    • You can use the same recipe below if youre using a Crockpot Express or as a easy Ninja Foodi recipe too.

    If youre staring at your rock hard piece of beef right now looking for a little guidance, do not fret!! Dinner will come out perfectly and nobody will know you had a forgetful moment.

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    Substitutions For This Instant Pot Chuck Roast Recipe

    • Chuck roast- You might be able to use a beef brisket or a round bottom roast, but I havenât personally tried them in this recipe. If you try either, instead of a chuck roast, you may need to add a few more minutes of cooking to achieve the same tenderness.
    • Water- Many readers asked if they can use beef broth as a substitute for the water. You absolutely can, you just might need to pull back on the salt used, depending on how salty your broth is.;
    • Red wine If you abstain from alcohol, you can most definitely use a non-alcoholic red wine, or substitute with beef broth.
    • Fresh herbs Iâve been enjoying all the fresh herbs this summer, and how easily accessible they are. However, come the harsh winter in Alaska, fresh rosemary and thyme will become harder to find. You can definitely substitute with dried herbs .
    • Gluten-Free Worcestershire Sauce Worcestershire sauce imparts a deep-bodied umami flavor in this gluten-free pot roast recipe. There really are no substitutes; however, if I had to recommend one, Iâd probably pick beef broth.

    Pressure Cooker Pot Roast Cooking Juices Are Gold

    Spoon some of the delicious leftover cooking juices on the cooked beef after you place it in a serving dish. This keeps the beef moist and also adds flavor. In addition, you can serve the remaining juices in a gravy boat. My kiddos and husband like to pour the juice over the top of their mashed potatoes, veggies, etc. â whatever else Iâm serving with the beef. Trust me, itâs drool-worthy!

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    Sunday Pot Roast In The Instant Pot

    Pot Roast has always been a favorite Sunday dinner in our family. Sometimes we make it with mashed potatoes, sometimes with carrots and potatoes cooked with the roast. Either way, it is always delicious.;Because I sometimes forget to put the roast in the oven or slow cooker in time, I find myself scrambling to get dinner ready. Ive walked in the door from church and thought, SHOOT! I never put the roast in! If you are like me, this Instant Pot recipe is a lifesaver especially on those days.

    If you havent jumped on the Instant Pot train yet YOU NEED TO! It is one of the most convenient kitchen appliances I have ever owned. This recipe is just one of the MANY Instant Pot recipes that I have incorporated into my regular meal rotations. You can find our favorite Instant Pot;here!

    Update: ;Since we first created this recipe, weve had many comments regarding the success of this recipe. Weve updated the original post to include some of the most frequently asked questions and comments.

    Instant Pot Pot Roast With Potatoes


    A quick note about adding potatoes, using baby potatoes are totally the way to go. They are the perfect size and they dont get mushy. Potatoes that are peeled and cut tend to get mushy in the Instant Pot when they cook for a longer amount of time. By keeping the skin on and not cutting them, the potatoes cook thoroughly while remaining firm. If you must use peeled diced potatoes and carrots, you will definitely want to release the pressure a few minutes before the regular cooking time, then add the potatoes and cook on high pressure an additional 8 minutes. 30+ minutes is too long to pressure cook diced potatoes.

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    A complete pot roast Sunday dinner in the pressure cooker in just 60 minutes? Yes, please! And the meat, potatoes, carrots and flavorful gravy all come together in ONE POT for the easiest clean up ever. Plus, the meat comes out so amazingly tender!

    Happy Friday!

    I already feel like the weekend is happening so I am making Sundays pot roast for dinner tonight.

    2 reasons why.

  • Sunday is too far away.
  • Im also in bed by 7pm on a Sunday night, binging on Friday Night Lights. Sorry but Friday Night Lights trumps Sunday pot roast dinner.
  • Not only that but this Sunday meal comes together in the IP in just one hour.

    Thats it!

    The meat comes out amazingly tender, and the gravy is just spot on.

    Sometimes I just skip the meat altogether and smother my carrots with the gravy.

    Carrots have beta carotene! Now I dont know what;beta carotene is but apparently its good for you.

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    How Do You Cook A Roast In An Instant Pot

    To cook a beef roast in an instant pot, follow these simple steps!

  • First, season the meat generously on all sides.
  • Add oil to the pot and set to the saute setting. Sear meat on all sides, then set the pressure cook setting on high.
  • Add beef broth along with potatoes, onions, and carrots if desired, cover, and cook.
  • Once finished cooking do a natural release for 10 minutes, then a quick release until the float valve goes down.
  • Remove lid, transfer roast and veggies to a platter, and shred the roast.
  • Thats all there is to it! Now read on to find out what people have to say about this revolutionary way to cook your favorite Sunday dish, the famous Pot Roast.

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    When Do You Add Potatoes And Carrots

    For a complete meal, potatoes and carrots always pair perfectly with a tender pot roast. However, I do not recommend cooking small potato chunks or baby carrots the entire time you cook your pot roast, as your vegetables will turn to mush.

    Instead, it is best to cook your potatoes and carrots AFTER the roast has cooked, when the meat is resting. I recommend that once the roast has cooked, remove it from the inner pot. Tent with foil to stay warm while the vegetables cook. Add in the potatoes and carrots and set the cooking time to 10 minutes on high pressure. Once the potatoes and carrots are cooked, you can slice up the roast and serve with the perfectly cooked vegetables.

    Alternatively, you can cook your Pot Roast for 10 minutes LESS than the total indicated time. So for a 3-pound fresh roast, cook for 50 minutes on high pressure. Then let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. Open up the inner pot and add the potatoes and carrots to the pressure cooker. Seal the pressure cooker and cook for high for an additional 10 minutes. Allow the pressure to release for at least 10 minutes naturally, then do a quick release of any remaining pressure. Let the roast rest for 5-10 minutes before serving with the potatoes and carrots.

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