This Instant Pot Pot Roast recipe will walk you through the exact steps needed to make a tender, delicious, batch cook-friendly roast in just 2 hours.
Taken by the idea of a magical multi-cooker that could save me time in the kitchen, I bought an Instant Pot late last year. To be specific, this is the one I bought. It’s a 7-in-1 and holds 6 whole quarts. I love it now, but that wasn’t always the case.
I have successfully made some yummy red potatoes and this pot roast. I have unsuccessfully made green curry, the slow cooker barbacoa from my book, and a couple attempts at several kinds of soups. I have LEARNED that my less-than-successful recipes were due to a couple (sometimes creative) pesky user errors. Apparently it matters if the vent is open …it matters a lot.
Though I’ve never claimed to be a fast learner, I am a patient learner. I’m patient while I slowly figure all the what-not-to-do’s in an effort to create fail-proof Instant Pot-friendly recipes for you.
This pot roast was a major turning point for my sweet Instant Pot and myself. We’re starting to figure each other out! The Instant Pot has learned that I like to make BIG batches of food and I have learned that the Instant Pot manual should be read prior to using. Vents should be closed (and verified that they’re closed) and broccoli should not be cooked for longer than 10 minutes under pressure.
This pot roast is exactly what I wanted from my Instant Pot: a decadent, delicious, batch-cooked tender beef roast that tastes as if I spent all day caring for it. Opposed to the 4 hours it would normally take me to whip this up (the old-fashioned way) I was able to get this roast on the table in exactly half the time. WIN!
Keep your eyes peeled for a creative way to serve this roast up in the next day …it involves a goat cheese jalapeno cream sauce, roasted pearl onions, and PASTA. All in an effort to show you all my love this Valentines Day!
Yield: 10 to 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: About 2 hours