Best Pot Roast Recipe in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

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This pot roast recipe in the Instant Pot pressure cooker will blow your mind. It’s not only easy to make, but the results are tender, super juicy and delicious pot roast and vegetables. Pressure cooking is made so much easier with a ton of different new pressure cooker and multi cooker gadgets. We’ve been cooking with many of them and the first one we want to share first is this recipe for pot roast that is quick and absolutely delicious.

The Instant Pot is one of the many pressure cookers that can sear and cook dinner all in the snap of the finger. It has features that can cook in so many different ways: slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker and more. When you’re in a bind and want a quick and scrumptious dinner, pressure cooking is the answer. Each pressure cooker works a little bit differently with different buttons and functions, but this recipe can apply to all pressure cookers.

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In about an hour, this boneless beef chuck roast becomes a tender and fall-apart-juicy dinner. It’s amazing how quickly, when cooked under pressure, meat breaks down and cooks. Even in this short amount of time, there’s tons of flavor in the broth. You can add what ever vegetables you like, just time the vegetables accordingly based on their texture. If you like vegetables that are more firm with “bite”, cook them for less time.

The best part about this Instant Pot is that it sears. So much flavor comes from the onions, garlic and beef. So unlike most slow cookers that can’t sear, this one can do it easily AND cook food quickly at the same time.

Searing is such a great feature on the Instant Pot. 

Tender Juicy Pot Roast in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker | @bestrecipebox

The beef is super tender and juicy.

Tender Juicy Pot Roast in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker | @bestrecipebox

Vegetables cook so quick! It’s incredible how delicious and this easy pot roast is.

Tender Juicy Pot Roast in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker | @bestrecipebox

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Pressure Cooker Pot Roast Recipe with Instant Pot

Yield: Serves 4-6

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

The size of the beef will determine cooking time. Start with about 55 minutes and if you want the meat more tender, you can add another 5 minutes of cooking time. If you want to cut the beef into smaller pieces, then it should take about half the time. But play it by ear and just add more cooking time if you want your meat to be a softer texture!

If you want to use a slow cooker, cooking times are 5-6 hours on High and 7-8 hours on Low, depending on how thick and what cut your beef is. Add the vegetables about 1 hour before the meat is finished so you have enough time to cook the firm potatoes and carrots.

Please refer to your specific pressure cooker manual for complete product cooking use. Every model and brand will be slightly different. If your pressure cooker does not have a searing function, you can pre-sear on a pan over the cooktop or just skip the searing steps.  This recipe was tested in the 6qt. Instant Pot.


  • 2-3 pound (910-1365g) boneless beef chuck roast
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) kosher salt, plus additional for sprinkling
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, plus additional for sprinkling
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) olive oil or butter
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (240ml) chicken or beef broth
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) dried herbs (thyme, oregano)
  • 1 Tablespoon (15ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup (60ml) red wine, optional
  • about 1 pound (455g)  potatoes, cut into 1” cubes
  • 4 large carrots, cut into 1” cubes
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 8 ounces (225g) mushrooms, cut in half


  1. Season beef with salt and pepper. Remaining salt and pepper will be added later to the pot.
  2. Turn Instant Pot on "Saute" setting and add the olive oil or melt the butter in the pot.
  3. Sear beef on both sides until brown, then remove from pot and set aside.
  4. Add onions and garlic.  Saute for 3-5 minutes or until tender and slightly browned.
  5. Add the beef, broth, tomato paste, dried herbs, Worcestershire sauce, red wine, and remaining salt and pepper. Close the lid and pressure cook on high pressure for 50 minutes. (These are the steps we did for our Instant Pot- Press "Cancel" to stop the "Saute" setting. Press the "Manual" button. Set the time to 50 minutes.) If the chuck roast is about 3 pounds or more, you need to add about 10 minutes cooking time.
  6. After the cooking time is complete, press "Cancel" and carefully release the pressure.
  7. Once pressure completely releases, open lid and add the potatoes, carrots, celery and mushrooms. Close lid and pressure cook for an additional 10 minutes. When cooking has finished press "Cancel" and release the steam pressure again.
  8. Serve on rice, pasta or with bread.
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