Ninety-Minute Sunday Dinner
By :Cooking Under Pressure Cookbook by Matt Pelton
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This is an American Classic. This dish would normally have to be started in the morning and take most of the day to cook. With the Instant Pot®, this takes only ninety minutes for that gooey goodness of beef and carrots served over potatoes or rice.
Votes: 5
Rating: 4.4
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Meat
Diet Keto
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Carrot, Chuck Roast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 3-5 lb chuck roast
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 cup flour or 2 Tbsp of cornstarch
  • 1 onion left whole with ends removed
  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • single batch of brown sauce see below for recipe
  • 1 Tbsp beef base
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Espagnole or Brown Sauce
  • 4 Tbsp real butter
  • 1 cup onions (1/4 diced)
  • 1/2 cup carrots diced
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 3 Tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 Tbsp beef base
  • salt and pepper to taste
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Meat
Diet Keto
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Carrot, Chuck Roast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 3-5 lb chuck roast
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 cup flour or 2 Tbsp of cornstarch
  • 1 onion left whole with ends removed
  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • single batch of brown sauce see below for recipe
  • 1 Tbsp beef base
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Espagnole or Brown Sauce
  • 4 Tbsp real butter
  • 1 cup onions (1/4 diced)
  • 1/2 cup carrots diced
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 3 Tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 Tbsp beef base
  • salt and pepper to taste
Votes: 5
Rating: 4.4
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Instructions
  1. Set the Instant Pot to sauté, select the high option. Add the oil to the bottom. Let it heat up for several minutes.
  2. Salt and pepper the roast heavily on both sides. Brown the roast on both sides until well browned. Dust the roast with the flour and let it relax while you make a brown sauce.
  3. Melt the butter (from the brown sauce recipe) in the bottom and whisk in the flour mixing well.
  4. Cook for several minutes whisking well until it smells like popcorn and starts to turn dark blonde. Add the water and beef base. Whisk it for a minute until is thickened.
  5. Add the roast, the beef base, and the carrots. Hit clear on the Instant Pot. Place the lid on and turn the vent to pressure. Select the meat/stew switch and select high pressure. Change the time to 90 minutes.
  6. Let the Instant Pot finish it’s cycle and natural pressure release. Vent any remaining pressure and open the lid. Serve over potatoes or rice.
Espagnole or Brown Sauce
  1. Set the Instant Pot to sauté high. Melt the butter in the bottom and brown the onions, carrots, and celery. Stir it well until it is browning.
  2. Stir in the flour mixing well. Cook for several minutes whisking well until it smells like popcorn and starts to turn light brown.
  3. Add the stock, tomato puree, and beef base. Stir it for a minute until is thickened.
  4. Cook for several minutes. You can strain the veggies out for a smooth texture, puree it with an immersion blender, or keep the veggies as they are for stews.
11 replies
  1. Amosracki
    Amosracki says:

    It was good. I’d cook it a bit longer and add more vegetables. Definitely NR it so it can simmer in it’s juices longer. Also whoever created the recipe didn’t proof read and made it a little confusing to folllow. Example: it says add water but never gives a measurment for water. Also it misleads with the two differ recipes, brown sauce and the roast itself. But it was tasty.

  2. rena ormond
    rena ormond says:

    Very, very confusing!
    It does not mention the water (comment above), it also does not give further reference as to when to add the whole onion or Worcestershire sauce. Or when to put back in the brown sauce.
    Wish I had known the recipe had problems before I started.

  3. Oskonner
    Oskonner says:

    Absolutely horrible recipe, very confusing. Several steps are unclear, wish I had read the comments before attempting this cook. Don’t do it.

  4. Talayoe
    Talayoe says:

    Fantastic! We made this exactly as described minus the flour. I realize this is part of it to thicken the sauce but we are avoiding flour items and it was more runny, which was perfectly fine.

    The smell was amazing, the taste was spectacular and everyone at the table loved it!

  5. Paula Yost
    Paula Yost says:

    Wish I had read the comments – confusing recipe.

    Where is the water listed? Where does the onion go?
    Wasted a good piece of meat on this – total disappointment

    Where the heck did all the STARS come from???

  6. acemel
    acemel says:

    A little confusing on directions but we made it. This was the first receipe i tried in my Instant Pot. Just follow directions until brown sauce, then follow directions under brown sauce then back again to other directions. I added red potatoes as well. I think 90 minutes could be a little longer as the meat was not as fork tender as i had hoped…BUT, it tasted amazing. Veggies came out perfect, not hard or mushy. I will definately make this again.

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