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How to Cook a Roast in Your Instant Pot

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I bet that many of you have an new Instant Pot and want to learn how to cook a roast in your Instant Pot! My favourite thing to cook in my Instant Pot is an excellent roast so read on to learn how and see some recipes! 

How to Cook a Roast in your Instant Pot
How to Cook a Roast in your Instant Pot

This is the BEST Way to Cook a Roast in your Instant Pot!

Raise your hand if a good blade or chuck roast is your favourite roast beef to make.

Me, me and me again.

There is nothing like a long, slow cooked chuck roast where the fat melts away and leaves you with tender, juicy bits of delicious beef. It also is fantastic that you can cook it for a good 9-10 hours in a crockpot.

Who bought themselves an Instant Pot this past year?

While they have been around for a while, I think that NOW they are really becoming mainstream, as in not only food bloggers have Instant Pots, that type of mainstream.  I bought mine last summer when they were on for an incredibly cheap price on Prime Day and I swear that it hasn’t left my counter for more than three days since then.

The very first thing that you need to learn is how to make a blade/chuck roast in your Instant Pot. Seriously. You will thank me for this later.

how to cook blade roasts in the instant pot

If you use a slow cooker/crockpot, you need to own one of these. I kid you not, I can’t remember the last time I was so happy with an appliance. The ability to cook a blade/chuck roast in your instant pot in 120 minutes thanks to the high pressure option is incredible. I was running late that day and had these two roasts that I had picked up to make for supper. I put them on at 4 pm and we were eating by 6.

CRAZY AMAZING THIS INSTANT POT IS.

Sorry for the Yoda talk there briefly.

However, cooking those two blade / chuck roasts in the Instant Pot at the end of a very busy day was a lifesaver. I popped them in, threw some ingredients on top ( in the recipe below) and we were eating the best blade roast ever.

What usually takes a day in the slow cooker was achieved by the high pressure setting on my Instant Pot in two hours.

how to cook a roast in your instant pot, shredded beef

I usually make two roasts so that I have leftovers to eat all week, because there is nothing like leftover blade roast with eggs on top for a massive protein hit in the morning for breakfast.

Leftover blade roast is amazing on salads, in sandwiches and just by itself. I always make sure to make extra!
instant pot beef roast with eggs on top

It looks like there are some great deals on the Instant Pot right now!

US friends:

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And for my Canadian friends:

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I honestly don’t know how I used to live without my Instant Pot. I use it for slow cooking, I use it for soup at least once a week ( the high pressure cooks soups in a SNAP! Love it!) and now this whole Best Blade Roast Ever in the Instant Pot? Ugh. In love. I’ve been trying to convince my mom and sister that they need an Instant Pot and I think after my mom saw how quickly it cooks a roast, she’s on board.How to Cook a Blade / Chuck Roast in Your Instant Pot and have it come out perfect every single time! No more tough roasts!

How to Cook a Roast in the Instant Pot Tips & Tricks

  • You really do need to cook a blade or chuck roast for 120 minutes. Blade and chuck roasts are very tough and have fibers that absolutely need to be broken down by cooking, and cooking for a long time. Theses roasts take 8-10 hours in the crockpot, so 2 hours in the Instant Pot is definitely the way to go!
  • You need liquid and not just liquid you need DELICIOUS liquid. Food can be a bit bland when pressure cooking so you need to spice up!
  • If you have a roast that is from a quality butcher, you can try cooking it at 90 minutes. Grocery store roasts are generally lower quality. Play it by ear based on the meat quality of the roast you are cooking.
  • Thick roasts may need to be cooked a little longer as it’s thickness that determines how those fibers are going to break down inside.

Just writing this post up makes me want to make this roast again. It’s similar to that Mississippi roast in the fact that I use a package of dry Ranch dressing in it, but there’s no peppers. Trust me, the dry Ranch dressing makes this delicious!

Happy cooking everyone!

Love,

Karlynn

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How to Cook a Blade / Chuck Roast in Your Instant Pot and have it come out perfect every single time! No more tough roasts! #instantpot #roast #beef

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How to Cook a Roast in Your Instant Pot

How to Cook a Blade / Chuck Roast in Your Instant Pot and have it come out perfect every single time! No more tough roasts! 

5 from 22 votes
Prep Time
1 minute
Cook Time
2 hours
Total Time
2 hours
Course
Dinner
Cuisine
American
Servings
8
Calories
511
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs blade or chuck roast - boneless
  • 1 pack gravy mix
  • 1 pack Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 pack onion soup mix
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Place the water in the bottom of the Instant Pot, the place the roast on top.
  2. Sprinkle the rest of the packages on top of the roast.
  3. Close the Instant Pot and seal it.
  4. Press the meat/stew button and set for a 120 minute cook time. Let it decompress. Remove and serve!

Recipe Notes

Read my tips and tricks notes in the post above to learn more about beef quality and cooking times.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 511kcal, Protein: 54g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 195mg, Sodium: 251mg, Potassium: 941mg, Vitamin A: 35IU, Calcium: 48mg, Iron: 5.9mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Dave says

    I have a 2 pound beef tenderloin. How do I cook a whole tenderloin in Instant Pot?

  2. Martin says

    So I just pour all the seasoning packs on top of the meat? And one cup of water on the bottom it seems like a lot of seasoning to pile on top of each other

  3. Tyran says

    I am always trying to find the perfect roast. I have this in the IP right now. But am wondering how to make the gravy thick on the IP.

  4. Christine Facchina says

    I’m sorry my comment has nothing to do with the roast but it looks fantastic. Those eggs on top of the roast in one of your pics are perfectly round and look poached. How or what did you use to get that? I’m always looking for ways to poach eggs other than the boiling water method cuz it’s more miss than hit for me lol.

  5. jessica says

    How long would you cook a 3lb roast? Would you keep the liquid the same?

  6. Rhonda says

    Can i cook potatoes and carrots with my chuck roast while its cooking or wait til it finishes and add them and cook for 10 or 20 min more?

  7. Jay says

    I gave this a try today. Had a three pound chuck roast, thawed. Had “Au Jus Gravy” mix so we went with that.

    Set the cooker for 60 minutes. Checked the temperature afterwards and it was 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Put the lid back on until we were ready to eat, maybe 30 minutes.

    It came out very juicy and delicious.5 stars

  8. Chandra says

    Would this be quick release or natural release for the end ? Making tonight and can’t wait !!

    • Paul says

      I can’t believe I read a 10 min post for about 30 seconds if information. Still, I will try this recipe. Thank you for sharing. Now if I could just finish this comment without another popup, that would be fantastic.

  9. Wendy McBride says

    I just have one question: What is the gravy mix you use? Brown Gravy?

    • Karlynn says

      Brown but you could use a mushroom, beef or whatever tickles your fancy!5 stars

  10. Ginny Thueson says

    I have been cooking for my family for 36 years and have made more pot roasts than I can count! I recently bought an instant pot and have been searching for recipes that work well with it. Well this one is a solid winner!!! I would say that using my instant pot and this recipe (I did not make any changes or substitutions} gave me the BEST pot roast I have ever made!! Absolutely the most delicious and tender roast EVER!!!

  11. Helene says

    Tried this recipe today and it was AMAZING. So moist and tender. Everyone loved it. This will be my go to recipe for roast beef in the Instapot. I stumbled on this doing a Google search. Thanks for sharing.

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