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Instant Pot – Roast Beef

How to make a delicious and tender roast in your Instant Pot

Instant Pot Roast Beef - How to make a delicious and tender roast in your Instant Pot - recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

I’ve been using my Instant Pot more and more lately, and one of the things I have been doing, is converting some of our favorite recipes into Instant Pot recipes. This is an altered version of my Roast Beef recipe that is normally slow cooked in the oven.

To begin, cut a chuck roast in half. This is so that it fits into the Instant Pot well. Sprinkle with some salt & pepper on both sides.

Instant Pot Roast Beef - How to make a delicious and tender roast in your Instant Pot - recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Push the “Saute” button on the Instant Pot and add a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. (I also use coconut oil for this.) When the oil is hot, place one half of the roast in the pot and let it sit undisturbed for 2-3 minutes. Turn it over and let it sear on that side as well.

Instant Pot Roast Beef - How to make a delicious and tender roast in your Instant Pot - recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

When that half is done, place it on a plate and repeat with the other half of the roast.

Instant Pot Roast Beef - How to make a delicious and tender roast in your Instant Pot - recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Toss in 4 whole cloves of garlic and an onion that has been cut into wedges. Let them cook until they develop a little color in spots. Scoop them out to a dish.

Instant Pot Roast Beef - How to make a delicious and tender roast in your Instant Pot - recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Pour in 1/2 cup of red wine and with a wooden spoon, loosen all of the brown bits in the bottom of the pot. Turn off the Instant Pot.

Place the roast halves back into the pot along with the onion & garlic. Pour in 2 cups of beef broth.

Instant Pot Roast Beef - How to make a delicious and tender roast in your Instant Pot - recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Add in some thyme, rosemary, parsley and bay leaves along with some carrots that have been cleaned and cut into pieces.

Instant Pot Roast Beef - How to make a delicious and tender roast in your Instant Pot - recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Close and seal your Instant Pot. Press the “manual” button for pressure cooking. Set this to 90 minutes at high pressure. Let it run its cycle along with the cooling/depressurizing time.

When it is finished if you would like to have gravy, ladle the liquid through a sieve into a sauce pan. Mix about 3 tablespoons of corn starch with 2/3 cup of water in a small dish.

Bring the liquid to a gentle boil and pour in half of the cornstarch mixture. Stir and allow it to boil and thicken. If you would like it thicker, add more of the cornstarch mixture.

Enjoy!

Yield: 6

Instant Pot - Roast Beef

Instant Pot Roast Beef - How to make a delicious and tender roast in your Instant Pot - recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

How to make a delicious and tender roast in your Instant Pot.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 beef chuck roast, cut in half
  • 1 Tb extra virgin olive oil (or coconut oil)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 whole cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 onion, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 c red wine
  • 2 c beef broth
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme (or 1½ tsp dry thyme leaves)
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary (or 1½ tsp dry rosemary leaves)
  • several sprigs of fresh parsley (or 1½ tsp dry parsley)
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 6-8 carrots, cleaned & cut into chunks

For the gravy:

  • 2/3 c cold water
  • 3 Tb cornstarch (FOR PALEO: substitute tapioca/cassava flour)

Instructions

  1. To begin, sprinkle the roast halves with salt & pepper.
  2. Push the “Saute” button on the Instant Pot and add the oil.
  3. When the oil is hot, place one half of the roast in the pot and let it sit undisturbed for 2-3 minutes. Turn it over and let it sear on that side as well.
  4. When that half is done, place it on a plate and repeat with the other half of the roast.
  5. Toss in the garlic cloves and onion wedges. Let them cook until they develop a little color in spots. Scoop them out to a dish.
  6. Pour in the red wine and with a wooden spoon, loosen all of the brown bits in the bottom of the pot. Turn off the Instant Pot.
  7. Place the roast halves back into the pot along with the onion & garlic. Pour in the beef broth.
  8. Add in the thyme, rosemary, parsley and bay leaves along with the carrot pieces.
  9. Close and seal your Instant Pot. Press the “manual” button for pressure cooking. Set this to 90 minutes at high pressure. Let it run its cycle along with the cooling/depressurizing time.
  10. For the Gravy:
  11. When it is finished if you would like to have gravy, ladle the liquid through a sieve into a sauce pan. Mix about 3 tablespoons of corn starch with 2/3 cup of cold water in a small dish.
  12. Bring the liquid to a gentle boil and pour in half of the cornstarch mixture. Stir and allow it to boil and thicken. If you would like it thicker, add more of the cornstarch mixture.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 582mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 6g

This data was estimated and provided by Nutritionix. Accuracy not guaranteed.

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To Make Roast Beef in Your Slow Cooker:

  1. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large cast iron skillet.
  2. Add in the roast and cook it until browned, as in the Instant Pot recipe above. Then place it in your slow cooker.
  3. Saute the onion wedges and garlic cloves until they have a little color. Put them in the slow cooker with the roast.
  4. Pour in the red wine and with a wooden spoon, loosen all of the brown bits in the bottom of the skillet.
  5. Pour it all into the slow cooker.
  6. Add in the remaining ingredients.
  7. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  8. To make a gravy from the liquid, follow the instructions in the Instant Pot recipe above.

Instant Pot Roast Beef - How to make a delicious and tender roast in your Instant Pot - recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

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