Making Pot Roast in an Instant Pot

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An instant pot is a wonderful addition to the kitchen to save you cooking time creating hearty meals. Make a tender pot roast in record time.


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Somedays I just don't want to spend hours hovering over the oven. This pot roast made inside of the Instant Pot is easy and tastes like effort! You can use almost any cut of meat and it will turn out brilliantly. Give it a try!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 3 lb roast
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 2 cups chopped potatoes
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 4 cloves peeled garlic, smashed


  1. Sprinkle the outside of the roast with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powders. Heat a couple tablespoons of oil in the Instant Pot on saute mode and place roast inside.
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  3. Sear all sides of the roast until browned.
  4. Remove roast from Instant Pot. Add half 1/4 of the stock to the pot and use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom. Turn the instant pot off and put the roast back inside.
  5. Pour the rest of the stock over the roast. Place the lid on the pot and seal. Set to pressure cook on high for 45 minutes, then do a quick release.
  6. Add the carrots, potatoes, and garlic to the pot and push them down with a spoon into the liquid. Put the lid back on the pot and set to manual for 7 more minutes. When finished, do a natural pressure release and remove the roast, carrots, and potatoes with a slotted spoon. If you'd like to turn the broth into gravy, place pot on saute mode. Mix together 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water, then stir into the pot until it's thickened.
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This recipe uses an Instant Pot to make a savory and tender pot roast in under 2 hours. This is a basic, simple recipe and the results are the same as slow cooking it in a crockpot all day.

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