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INSTANT POT MAMA'S POT ROAST RECIPE

This simple pot roast cooks in record time in the Instant Pot!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Pressure Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken instant pot recipe, easy roast, instant pot roast, roast beef
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 700kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot or Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb Boneless beef chuck roast
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion chopped into large pieces
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 lb yellow potatoes cut small
  • 1 lb carrots chopped into large chunks
  • 1 pkg dry onion soup mix

Instructions

  • SEASON ROAST WITH SALT AND PEPPER. SELECT SAUTE AND ADD OIL TO THE COOKING POT. WHEN HOT, BROWN ROAST ON ALL SIDES, 8 TO 10 MINUTES. PLACE INTO THE COOKING POT.
  • ADD THE CHOPPED ONIONS, CARROTS AND POTATOES TO THE POT. SPRINKLE ON THE LIPTON ONION SOUP MIX AND POUR ON THE BEEF BROTH.
  • SELECT HIGH PRESSURE AND SET THE TIMER FOR 80 MINUTES. WHEN BEEP SOUNDS, TURN OFF PRESSURE COOKER AND ALLOW PRESSURE TO RELEASE NATURALLY FOR 15 MINUTES. AFTER 15 MINUTES, USE A QUICK PRESSURE RELEASE TO RELEASE ANY REMAINING PRESSURE.
  • CAREFULLY REMOVE LID. TRANSFER POTATOES CARROTS AND BEEF TO SERVING DISHES.
  • IF YOU WANT GRAVY, MIX CORNSTARCH AND WATER (3T CORNSTARCH WITH 3T WATER) AND MIX IN THE JUICES IN THE POT. COOK WHILE STIRRING ON SAUTE UNTIL THICKENED.

Notes

IF YOU WANT TO COOK THIS IN THE SLOW COOKER. ADD ALL INGREDIENTS INTO THE SLOW COOKER AND COOK ON LOW 6 TO 8 HOURS.

How to turn this into a freezer meal:

Place roast, dry onion soup mix, onion, carrots, and potatoes into a gallon-sized freezer bag. Place freezer bag into freezer and it will last up to 60 days.
When ready to use, dump ingredients from bag into Instant Pot and add 2 cups of beef broth in with the frozen food.
Place the lid on top, move the valve to SEALING, and press the MANUAL button. Set timer for 90-120 minutes (or 30 minutes per pound of your roast).
Do a NATURAL RELEASE when the timer is done – I even like to let it sit in the Instant Pot for a few hours so that it falls apart so easily. Follow the rest of the instructions as written.

Nutrition

Calories: 700kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 233mg | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 1594mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 9517IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 8mg