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Instant Pot Pot Roast

A tender beef pot roast made in the pressure cooker with potatoes and carrots. 
4.83 from 56 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Pot Roast, Pressure Cooker Pot Roast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Pressure Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 366kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 1/2 tablespoon oil
  • 3 pound chuck roast
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup prepared horseradish
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 3 pounds potatoes quartered
  • 1 pound carrots peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks


Cooking a Fresh Pot Roast (Thawed)

  • Season roast with salt and pepper liberally. 
  • Turn the pressure cooker to saute. Once hot, ad in the oil. Sear meat on all sides, 3-4 minutes per side. Remove meat from inner pot. 
  • Pour in beef broth and scrape up any browned bits on bottom of instant pot. 
  • Add roast back into pressure cooker, along with the onion powder, garlic and horseradish.
  • Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes per pound. 
  • When the cook time has elapsed, allow for pressure to release for 10-20 minutes. 

For Frozen Pot Roast

  • Place roast, beef broth, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic and horseradish in inner pot of pressure cooker. 
  • Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes per pound. 
  • When cook time has elapsed, allow for pressure to release for 10-20 minutes. 

Pot Roast with Carrots and Potatoes

  • Sear the meat as directed if using a fresh roast. 
  • Add remaining ingredients into pressure cooker and cook for 20 minutes LESS than directions state (Cook for 40 minutes on high pressure for FRESH 3 pound Pot Roast or 70 minutes on high pressure for FROZEN 3 pound roast)
  • Allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. 
  • Open instant pot and add in carrots and potatoes, seal pressure cooker and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. 
  • Allow pressure cooker to naturally release pressure for 10-20 minutes before releasing any remaining pressure. Serve the pot roast.  
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Pot Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 603mg26%
Potassium 1351mg39%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 7595IU152%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 7.7mg43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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