Instant Pot Pot Roast – Bowl of Delicious
This Instant Pot Pot Roast recipe is cooked to melt tender perfection in your mouth in a jiffy in your instant pot! And best of all? In addition to the pot roast, you also cook carrots, mashed potatoes AND gravy, all in your pressure cooker!
Let me go straight to the details about this promotion. Then, I’ll talk about this amazing pot roast.
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What is ButcherBox, you may ask? Oh, right. I went ahead there 🙂
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I made this Instant Pot Pot Roast with a round roast lower than my first ButcherBox. You can watch this super silly video of me (and baby Ella) opening the box right after it was delivered to see what’s inside and how it was packed.
The pot roast was SO tasty and so easy to cook in the pressure cooker! And best of all, I cooked the potatoes in the instant pot at the same time, and made sauce with the drops in the pot after everything was done. So this was a really easy one-pot meal.
One of the
best features of the instant pot is that you can seal the meat directly in the pot before cooking, instead of dirtying another pot by doing it on the stove.
After seasoning the roast beef VERY generously with salt and pepper, I scorched it all over the place in some olive oil right in the pressure cooker. Afterward, I sautéed some onions and then glaze with red wine, loosening all the golden chunks that accumulated from the meat and onions, which added SO much flavor to the base.
A pot roast cooked in the oven could take about 4 hours, but this Instant Pot version requires only 60 minutes of cooking time! With the preparation time and the time it takes for your Instant Pot to reach pressure and release, it all took about two hours to do, which cut the time in half.
I did something a little different with mashed potatoes. Instead of using milk and butter (as in these classic homemade mashed potatoes), I simply diluted them with some of the drops from the bottom of the pan after everything was cooked, and used olive oil instead of butter.
Then, I added a suspension of cornstarch to the drips to thicken them and make a sauce. Yum!
If you like this Instant Pot
Pot Roast with mashed potatoes and sauce, you’ll love this Instant Pot Pulled Pork, this Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Herbs, this Instant Pot Corned Beef with Col and Buttered Potatoes, and this Irish lamb and potato stew
And, by the way, you can also make this pot roast using a mandrill roast or a breast.
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Here is the printable recipe for Instant Pot Pot Roast 🙂