A Tasty Pressure Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

A Tasty Pressure Cooker Pot Roast Recipe For Any Day Of The Week

Why wait for a special occasion to tuck into a hearty meal of braised beef? With the help of your pressure cooker and our simple and tasty pressure cooker pot roast recipe, you can put together a delightful meal any day of the week!

Setting down a platter of steaming, braised pot roast in the middle of the table is sure to delight the whole family. Luckily, pressure cookers today make it practically effortless and a whole lot quicker to produce this high standard of a meal than ever before.

What You Need to Get Started

Equipped with your pressure cooker pot roast recipe, choice of meat cut, extra ingredients, and pressure cooker, you are ready to go.

When it comes to selecting the meat, generally your preferred cut should do just fine. Be it a chuck roast, round roast, or beef brisket, it is guaranteed to be scrumptious. Cooking the pot roast in your pressure cooker can give you the same delicious result of a traditional oven roast up to three times faster.

You can use either an electric or stovetop cooker – they both follow a high-pressure steam cook approach. While the stovetop might cook your meal slightly quicker, the electric model is more convenient and less hands-on. There is no need to add liquid or monitor steam escape as in the stovetop model.

The best part of meals from these cookers are all the health benefits. Not only are they delicious, but because everything is steamed in trapped liquid, the result is a nutrient-loaded meal that everyone can enjoy. Sounds like a no brainer!

Scrumptious Pressure Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

For those who are new to the pressure cooker way of life, we welcome you and wish you success on your cooking journey. Should you be feeling a bit skeptical about your ability to pull this off, don’t! Just follow the steps of the pressure cooker pot roast recipe below and you should be good to go.

Coupled with an array of juicy, nutritious vegetables that would make your nutritionist proud, this pot roast will go down well for any dinner occasion. We also snuck in some suggestions for what to pair this delicious piece with.

Should you like food but despise cleaning up afterward, a pressure cooker provides the best middle-ground for you. To top it all off, you will probably have more than enough meat for a few days of scrumptious toasted sandwiches.

Overall preparation time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Serves 6 (Any leftovers can last up to four days in the fridge)

Recipe Ingredients Needed

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 pounds of beef roast (we would recommend chuck for this recipe but this is also a matter of personal preference)
  • 1 diced yellow onion
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 6 cubed sweet potatoes
  • 16 ounces baby carrots
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup Dijon/yellow mustard
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic (optional)

Spice Rub

  • ½ teaspoon of Himalayan salt
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin


  • Parsley


  • Pressure cooker
  • Platter for serving

Method For Preparing a Mouth-Watering Pot Roast

This pressure cooker pot roast recipe promises not to disappoint. Not only is it faster than traditional oven roasting, but it also means way fewer dishes for you, all the while delivering taste above all.

Step 1

To begin the process, you can get your hands dirty by preparing the spice rub to coat the meat in. Combine all your spices before seasoning the meat. Make sure you give it a good coating to maintain that flavorsome kick. Pierce a few holes into the top of the roast, and stick the garlic into them.

Select the “Sear” button on the cooker to warm it up, then throw in your olive oil. Add in the pot roast, turn it, and let it cook for 5 minutes until it has browned nicely. After this, remove the beef and let it cool while you move onto the next step.

Step 2

Next up, add in your chopped up onion to the pot, and fry it until it becomes golden brown and soft. Add in the beef broth, some Worcestershire sauce, and tomato paste before giving the pot a gentle stir.

This next part may sound a little strange, so we’d encourage you to keep an open mind. Pop open the Dijon mustard jar and use a fork to combine a mix of onion soup and mustard across the top of the roast. Once this is done, you should add the roast back in to start the real cook.

Step 3

Put on the lid and make sure it is locked. Thereafter, you’ll need to raise the temperature to reach a high pressure.

Now comes the easy part that involves you sitting back and allowing the magic to happen.

Cooking should take around 75 minutes in total. Say goodbye to waiting 3 to 4 hours for the meat to be ready.

Step 4

In this time, we hope you were able to indulge in a little time to yourself. Cooking has never been simpler than with this pressure cooker pot roast recipe – but then again, we may be a little biased.

It’s best to allow your appliance some time to naturally lower the pressure that has built up inside once the timer has gone off. Without burning your fingers, carefully take the roast out and cover it with a bit of foil before leaving it to cool.

Step 5

Next, it is time for the rest of the food groups to come in – the vegetables! No liquid is a wasted liquid in this pressure cooker pot roast recipe. You can use it to throw the rest of your veggies in, allowing them to soak up the tasty goodness. Put the lid back on and cook on high for 3 to 5 minutes before dishing up the sweet potatoes and carrots on the serving platter.

Step 6

Waste not, want not is the overarching theme of this pressure cooker pot roast recipe. Instead of throwing out the juices, use them to make a delicious gravy to go with the meal.

Grab a bit of cornstarch and dissolve it in cold water. Once this is done, slowly stir in the mixture to the remaining juices in the cooker, all the while bringing things to a boil.

Step 7

After 5 minutes you will find yourself standing before a gravy fit for a royal feast. Once it is delectably thick enough for you, it is time to switch off everything and get ready to eat!

Serving the Pressure Cooked Pot Roast

The pot roast may now be served on a platter alongside the veggies and your favorite gravy boat. After all, no meal is ever complete without a little effort into the presentation. Garnish with a bit of parsley if you have, then you can go ahead and tuck right in.

One thing we failed to mention earlier on is the secret ingredient to the perfect pot roast recipe; namely a good glass of wine!

We hope you enjoyed this pressure cooker pot roast recipe which is the latest addition to our collection. In case you feel inspired to try out a great crockpot prime rib next time, give it a try.

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