Sunday Pot Roast
By :Frieda Franchina
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Votes: 31
Rating: 4.68
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Carrot, Chuck Roast, Potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 - 5 pounds chuck roast extra fat removed, cut across the grain in 2-inch slices, connective tissue removed, patted dry with paper towels
  • 1 tablespoon season all salt or choice of spices
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 3/4 cup Water
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon powder or base, alternatively swap out bouillon and water for 1 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 medium onion sliced thick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 pounds potatoes peeled and sliced/cubed
  • 1 cup baby carrots or 2-inch cut length in 2-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened and unsalted
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Carrot, Chuck Roast, Potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 - 5 pounds chuck roast extra fat removed, cut across the grain in 2-inch slices, connective tissue removed, patted dry with paper towels
  • 1 tablespoon season all salt or choice of spices
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 3/4 cup Water
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon powder or base, alternatively swap out bouillon and water for 1 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 medium onion sliced thick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 pounds potatoes peeled and sliced/cubed
  • 1 cup baby carrots or 2-inch cut length in 2-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened and unsalted
Votes: 31
Rating: 4.68
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Instructions
  1. Coat the roast with seasoning.
  2. Put 1 tablespoon of oil into the Instant Pot on Saute mode and adjust to high heat. When pot is hot, brown the roast pieces in small batches in a single layer on all sides for a minute or two. Remove roast and turn off the Instant Pot.
  3. In a large measuring cup, mix the water, Worcestershire, and beef bouillon. Slowly pour into pot.
  4. Scrape all the brown bits off the bottom. Put roast pieces back in. Top with onions and bay leaves.
  5. Cover, seal, and cook on Manual at high pressure for 30 minutes, followed by a 15 minute natural release.
  6. Remove the roast, and onions. Cover with foil.
  7. Place potatoes and carrots in a steamer basket.
  8. Place the basket into the leftover broth from the roast in the Instant Pot. Cover and cook on Manual at high pressure for 5-6 minutes. When time is up quick release the pressure. Remove the steamer basket from the pot.
  9. If you want, mash the potatoes in desired method or leave in whole chunks.
  10. Mash the flour and butter together in a small bowl. Quickly whisk in the flour mixture into the broth.
  11. Heat the broth on Saute function, stirring continuously until thickened to desired consistency. Serve roast with the steamed vegetables and the thickened sauce drizzled on top. Enjoy!
31 replies
  1. Nellipye
    Nellipye says:

    Delicious, moist, and easy! I didnt have “season all” salt, so i used a spice mix that seemed appropriate (and it was). I doubled the recipe, so it ended up taking about 2 hours total with prep time.

  2. Mattbliss
    Mattbliss says:

    Fantastic! I did a 6lb chuck roast and sliced it into 2” thick slices. Reduced the beef stock to a cup, added 3/4 cup red wine. Might drop cooking time to 25 min next time. Otherwise it was a win all around with the family. The potatoes and Carrots were perfect!

  3. Krcabico
    Krcabico says:

    First recipe used and made in my new IP. It was great! I tweaked the recipe a bit.
    When searing, i added chopped garlic.
    And used Pink Himalayan salt instead of all season salt

  4. TeamMikolon
    TeamMikolon says:

    I am giving it 3 only because i think the cooking times were way off…the flavours were really good but it was more like an hour and a half before it was table ready…
    Mm

  5. Denise99
    Denise99 says:

    Awesome and tender! I cut a large sirloin tip into 4 pieces. I used more spices (as suggested) and used small potatoes.

  6. Don10e
    Don10e says:

    It’s great and i love it. Only problem is the timing is unrealistic. Though it is 30 cook time it takes 30 minutes to get up to pressure to start the 30 minutes.

  7. g8trkim
    g8trkim says:

    Delicious! Meat was super tender and the gravy was fantastic. It took longer than it said though due to preheating and steam release but I still gave it 5 stars.

  8. Emilee Baker
    Emilee Baker says:

    I threw it all in the pot, at the same time. Turned out great! Meat was tender, veggies were cooked, and I didn’t have to change the cooking time. Success!

  9. Clee823
    Clee823 says:

    Best roast beef ever! The prep time took a littke longer but totally worth it. This will be reglar in our house.

  10. Mtecson
    Mtecson says:

    Finished making it tonight. It said it was 50min cooking time. Thats a lie. It has literally taken us 2.5 hours to prep, preheat, cut, portion out, and cooking. Very misleading.

  11. Melissa jc
    Melissa jc says:

    Just purchased the IP and decided this recipe to be my first to try. Im sorry to say it was very bland. The meat did not fall apart. So, I’m wondering why the recipe didn’t call for a 45 min cook time using the meat/stew button? Perhaps next time I’ll slow cook my roast using my own recipe.

  12. kimmunch
    kimmunch says:

    So tasty! I used a sirloin tip roast, and seasoned with salt & pepper; otherwise I followed the directions. Used baby potatoes too. Super easy and I really enjoyed it.

  13. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Wouldn’t it be more accurate to say this requires 1.25-1.50 hours to make, since every time you close your pot, you have to add another 15 mins. to come up to pressure? That means add 15 mins. for the meat, and add another 15 mins. for the veggies…plus the allotted cook times for each. Just trying to help new IP cooks set realistic expectations when planning their meal.

  14. Frieda Franchina
    Frieda Franchina says:

    @Michelle, the recipe doesn’t include the coming to pressure, natural release times or making the gravy, so yes, I’d plan on starting the recipe 1.5 hours before eating. Still is a great recipe and time saver, since roast can take 3-4 hours in the oven.

  15. Schultzsus
    Schultzsus says:

    This was the first thing I made in my new Instant Pot and it turned out great! The family was impressed!

  16. Amanda
    Amanda says:

    I know I should adjust to hog pressure, but what about the mode? Should I leave it on normal or bump it up to “more?” Thank you!

  17. bamagirl55
    bamagirl55 says:

    The finshed product was great. My family loved it. Since this was my first time cooking with an IP, like others, I think the recipe should be adjust to allot time for the entire process. Its somewhat misleading for a beginner.

  18. Lamon
    Lamon says:

    Followed directions exactly snd all was great except the vegetables were undercooked to my taste. Next time I will cook them longer and/or use the slow release to make them more tender.

  19. Kat7600
    Kat7600 says:

    My first meal in my Instantpot. Its the best roast i have ever made. I added 2 cloves of garlic and didnt use the Worsh sauce in the broth.

  20. Jnft3c
    Jnft3c says:

    My first thing made in the Instant Pot and it had such a great flavor! For 3 pounds of meat, I think I should have cooked it for a little less than 30 minutes, but it still turned out wonderfully. The whole family loved it!

  21. Harmon528
    Harmon528 says:

    Made this tonight as our first Instant Pot recipe, and it was delish! We had to tweak it a little bit because our roast was still half frozen. It took about 2 hours total prep time and when it was ready to eat. We left the roast whole and ended up leaving it in the whole time while the potatos and carrots cooked! Easy for a first recipe!

  22. Katecallander@hotmail.com
    Katecallander@hotmail.com says:

    Worked really well! I didn’t do the veggies, but the meat was delish. I made gravy in a separate pan.

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