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The Best Pressure Cooker Pot Roast & Gravy Recipe in one pot!

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The Best Pressure Cooker Pot Roast & Gravy Recipe in one pot!

This Instant Pot Pot Roast recipe originally published Feb 27, 2017. It has been updated with troubleshooting for tough roasts and includes a Bright Line Eating Friendly ingredient alteration with no sugar/no flour. 

I’m going to be completely honest. Usually about this time of year I get really bored of cooking. Call it part of the winter blues. But the idea of putting together a family dinner with all the pots and pans and dishes to wash afterward just makes me so morose!

This time of year, I often go for easy. And I mean easy all around. Easy to cook, easy to serve and easy to clean up! EASY!

Since we joined the hordes of people who got an Instant Pot pressure cooker for Christmas this last year, I have been dabbling in creating easy family meals with very little cleanup.

One of our favorite family dinners is a juicy and tender pot roast. And while that is easy, it takes planning and a few hours to cook.

But sometimes I don’t remember about dinner until an hour before dinner time! Thus why I absolutely love a Pressure Cooker Pot Roast! This is insanely easy, fast to toss together and all made in one pot (including the gravy) so clean up in brilliantly small!

The Best Pressure Cooker Pot Roast & Gravy Recipe in one pot!

Fast Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

If you have never had a pressure cooker pot roast you are missing out! The brilliance of pressure cooking is that you can get extremely tender and juicy mean in a fraction of the time that roasting and slow cooking can achieve. And many times you can use the cheaper cuts and still achieve great results, thus saving you money as well!

The Best Pressure Cooker Pot Roast & Gravy Recipe in one pot!

I always pick a Chuck Roast when I make the Pressure Cooker Pot Roast. We love how soft, tender and moist they turn out. And they are usually more affordable as well. At least in our grocery stores.

If you choose a different type of roast, or if your roast doesn’t have very much marbling of fat, you will want to make one small alteration to how you cook the roast. Instead of the Quick vent, you will want to naturally vent the pressure which will help the roast turn out better and not as tough.

Drizzle the olive oil into the instant pot. Place the roast in the pan and set to sauté setting. Season the roast with the Sea SaltGarlic Pepper and Famous Daves steak seasoning. Cook until browned and then turn. Brown until all sides are nicely browned.

Combine the Chicken Broth, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, ginger paste, and garlic. Whisk until well blended.

Add the Onions, Potatoes, and Carrots to the Instant Pot. Drizzle the Chicken Broth mixture into the pot. Place the lid and seal ensuring the vent is in the closed position.

Set the Instant Pot setting on Meat/Stew and allow to cook for the auto time (30 minutes).

Once it completes, turn the dial to quick release the steam.

Once it finishes venting, open and remove the roast and vegetables from the instant pot and place in a dish and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm while making the gravy.

Look at all that amazing goodness!

The Best Pressure Cooker Pot Roast & Gravy Recipe in one pot!

The Pressure Cooker Pot Roast literally just falls apart with just a fork! And every time the vegetables turn out perfect. Not too crisp and not mushy either!

Instant Pot Pot Roast Alteration: Bright Line Friendly

I’ve created various alterations of this Instant Pot Pot Roast, due to not having specific ingredients on hand at a certain time. Also, I tried a few variations paying particular attention to not using anything with sugar or flour in the ingredients for a healthier option.

The alteration combination we liked the best happened to be the sugar-free version! So I wanted to include that in as well!

Omit the Dijon Mustard, Garlic Pepper, Worcestershire Sauce, and Famous Dave’s Seasoning (all of which have sugar as an ingredient). Instead, you will use Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb, and Mrs. Dash Onion & Herb Seasoning Blends and regular Yellow Mustard. They pack great flavor and no sugar or flour ingredients.

If you are following the Bright Lines eating program of no sugar/flour,  you will want to skip the gravy step. But the rest of this alteration is Bright Line Friendly.

The Best Pressure Cooker Pot Roast & Gravy Recipe in one pot!

Pressure Cooker Pot Roast Gravy made easy!

Now, what could be better than this juicy and tender pressure cooker pot roast than with a rich and smooth old-fashioned gravy? Visit our Homemade Lump-Free Homemade gravy recipe to get the best Gravy tips for getting the perfect gravy every time.

I use many of the same gravy tips when I make my gravy in the instant pot. I absolutely love how fast it is! The instant pot definitely makes it quicker than on the stovetop.

Combine the Cornstarch with the water and add to the roast drippings in the Instant Pot. Again set to the sauté setting.

The Best Pressure Cooker Pot Roast & Gravy Recipe in one pot!Wisk constantly as it heats. Once it reaches the desired thickness pour into a gravy boat, or in my case a large glass measuring cup. We tend to do things an old-fashioned minimalist way.

The Best Pressure Cooker Pot Roast & Gravy Recipe in one pot!

Simply drizzle the gravy over your plate and enjoy a mouthful of perfection for your family dinner!

We tend to use this recipe for our family Sunday dinners. But it makes a great dish for any day of the week. Especially when you need a great dinner quickly.

The Best Pressure Cooker Pot Roast & Gravy Recipe in one pot!

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The Best Pressure Cooker Pot Roast & Gravy Recipe in one pot!

The Best Pressure Cooker Pot Roast & Gravy Recipe in one pot!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 Chuck Roast
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Famous Daves Steak Seasoning (or to taste)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Sea Salt
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2.5 teaspoons ginger paste
  • 1-2 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1/4- 1/2 sliced red onion
  • 4 red potatoes
  • 2 cups baby carrots

Gravy

  • 1 cup water
  • Roast drippings
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Drizzle the Olive oil in the Instant Pot.
  2. Rub the Roast with the sea salt, Famous Dave's Steak Seasoning, and Garlic Pepper.
  3. Add the roast into the pan and set to sauté setting
  4. Brown the roast on all sides until brown.
  5. Combine the chicken broth, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, ginger and garlic and whisk until smooth
  6. Add the onion, potatoes, and carrots into the pot
  7. Pour the broth mixture on top.
  8. Seal the lid and close the vent.
  9. Push the Meat/Stew setting and run for the automated time and pressure setting.
  10. Once finished open the vent for quick venting.
  11. Remove the roast and vegetables to a dish and cover to keep warm.

Gravy

  1. Combine Cornstarch and cold water in a measuring cup or bowl and whisk until smooth
  2. Add the cornstarch mixture in the roast drippings in the instant pot
  3. Turn to sauté setting and heat until a boil, stirring constantly
  4. Cook at a boil for 1 minute or until consistency of your choice
  5. Remove from heat and serve.

Notes

Alteration 1: 

Some feedback I've received is sometimes the roast turns out a little tough. 

If you don't have a well-marbled roast or a cut that is typically tough,  you will want to naturally vent instead of quick vent. This will help the roast be more tender. 

Alteration 2: We changed ingredients a little bit for a sugar-free seasoning option, and we absolutely loved it. 

Omit the Dijon Mustard, Garlic Pepper, Worcestershire Sauce and Famous Dave's Seasoning (all of which have sugar as an ingredient). Instead, you will use Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb, and Mrs. Dash Onion & Herb Seasoning Blends. They pack great flavor and no sugar or flour ingredients in the blend.  Instead use : 

Follow instructions as usual. 

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Carrie

Wednesday 26th of September 2018

When I set my Instant Pot to meat/stew, it only cooked for 15 minutes...do I then just up it to 30 since it doesn't go there automatically?

Angela

Wednesday 12th of September 2018

Made this last night. It was delicious. Meat was perfect. There were no leftovers. I will for sure make this again.

Amber

Sunday 16th of September 2018

I'm so glad it turned out well for you!

DeAnna

Monday 27th of August 2018

Can this be done with a Pork Roast? I need a quick dinner and this looks amazing :)

Amber

Monday 27th of August 2018

Yes it can!

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