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Easy Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

Easy Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

Are you craving a tender and flavorful pot roast but don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen? Look no further! With a pressure cooker, you can achieve the same mouthwatering results in a fraction of the time. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of making a delicious and easy pressure cooker pot roast that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

The Magic of Pressure Cooking

Imagine the convenience of cooking a pot roast that would typically take hours in just under an hour. That’s the beauty of pressure cooking. By using high-pressure steam, a pressure cooker accelerates the cooking process, allowing flavors to meld and meat to become incredibly tender in a fraction of the time. It’s like having a culinary genie granting your delicious wishes.

Choosing the Perfect Cut of Meat

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s talk about the star of the show – the meat. When it comes to pot roast, you’ll want to select a cut that is well-marbled and rich in connective tissue. This will ensure that your roast becomes tender and juicy during the cooking process. Popular choices include chuck roast, bottom round, or brisket. Now that we have our meat selected, let’s move on to the recipe!

Pressure Cooker Pot Roast Recipe


  • Chuck roast (2-3 pounds)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Season the chuck roast generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in the pressure cooker on the sauté setting.
  3. Sear the chuck roast on all sides until browned. Remove from the pressure cooker and set aside.
  4. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pressure cooker and sauté until fragrant.
  5. Return the chuck roast to the pressure cooker and add the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce.
  6. Secure the lid of the pressure cooker and set it to high pressure for 60 minutes.
  7. Once the cooking time is complete, use the natural release method to depressurize the cooker.
  8. Add the carrots and potatoes to the pressure cooker and cook for an additional 5 minutes on high pressure.
  9. Release the pressure manually and carefully remove the lid.
  10. Slice the pot roast and serve with the vegetables.

And there you have it – a succulent and tender pot roast cooked to perfection in your pressure cooker. The rich flavors and melt-in-your-mouth texture will have your family and friends singing your culinary praises. So, why wait for hours when you can have a delicious pot roast in no time? Give this recipe a try and experience the magic of pressure cooking!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I use a different cut of meat for the pot roast?

Absolutely! While chuck roast is the traditional choice, you can experiment with other cuts like bottom round or brisket for slightly different flavors and textures.

2. Can I add other vegetables to the pot roast?

Definitely! Feel free to customize your pot roast by adding vegetables like mushrooms, celery, or parsnips for additional depth of flavor.

3. How do I know if the pressure cooker is fully depressurized?

Before opening the pressure cooker, make sure the pressure valve has dropped and no steam is escaping. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!

4. Can I make gravy from the juices in the pressure cooker?

Absolutely! After removing the pot roast and vegetables, you can thicken the cooking juices with a cornstarch slurry or make a roux to create a delicious gravy.

5. Can I use frozen meat for the pressure cooker pot roast?

While it’s possible to use frozen meat, it’s generally recommended to thaw it before cooking for more even and predictable results.

6. How long does it take for the pressure cooker to come to pressure?

The time it takes for the pressure cooker to come to pressure can vary depending on the model and the amount of liquid in the pot. On average, it takes about 10-15 minutes.

7. Can I cook the pot roast on low pressure instead of high pressure?

Yes, you can cook the pot roast on low pressure if you prefer. Keep in mind that the cooking time may need to be adjusted accordingly.

8. Can I use a stovetop pressure cooker instead of an electric one?

Absolutely! The recipe can be adapted for both stovetop and electric pressure cookers. Just make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and adjust the cooking time accordingly.

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Easy Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 (3 lb) boneless beef chuck roast , trimmed
  • A pinch of seasoned salt , to taste
  • A pinch of onion powder , to taste
  • Ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can beef broth
  • 1 ½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large onion , cut into 4 wedges
  • 4 large potatoes , peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 4 carrots , peeled and cut into bite-size pieces


  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Brown the roast on all sides in the hot oil, and season it with salt, onion powder, and pepper.
  • Add beef broth and Worcestershire sauce to the pressure cooker, along with the onion. Seal the lid and bring the cooker up to full pressure.
  • Reduce the heat to low to maintain full pressure, and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Use the quick-release method to lower the pressure. Stir in potatoes and carrots, and seal the lid again. Bring the cooker up to full pressure and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Use the quick-release method once again, and transfer the roast and vegetables to a serving dish.
  • If you prefer, you can also brown the roast in a hot skillet over medium heat before transferring it to the pressure cooker.
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