Instant Pot Pot Roast (with the BEST gravy!)

8 servings


15 minutes

active time

2 hours 10 minutes

total time


2 teaspoons seasoning salt ((I use Lawry's))

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon dried parsley

½ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon black pepper

3 lb beef chuck roast (cut into 1lb chunks)

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 medium onion ((finely chopped))

3 garlic cloves ((finely minced))

2 cups low sodium beef broth

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 ½ lb Creamer potatoes ((or baby potatoes) whole)

3 large carrots (peeled and cut into thick slices)

1 tablespoon ketchup ((or honey))

2 tablespoons corn starch

2 tablespoons water


Create the seasoning

In a small bowl, combine seasoning salt, garlic, parsley, onion powder and pepper. Sprinkle over roast to season.

Sear the roast in the Instant Pot

Turn Instant Pot to saute. When it reads hot, add the oil and sear roast on all sides. To do this, place the roast in the pot and do not move for 2-3 minutes. When you flip it, it should release from the pan easily. You may need to add extra oil to brown all of the pieces and cook them in 2 batches. When browned, removed the meat from the Instant Pot.

Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened (adding more oil if necessary). Add the garlic and cook 1 minute.

Add the sauce ingredients

To the Instant Pot add broth, vinegar, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce -- if there are brown bits stuck to the bottom from the meat, give them a scrape with a wooden spoon and they should release easily -- this will help to prevent a burn message. Stir to combine.Â

Place the lid on and pressure cook

Add the meat back into the pot. Put the lid on and turn the valve to sealing. Select Manual or Pressure Cook and set the cook time for 65 minutes on high pressure (90-100 minutes for a frozen roast).

Let pressure release and open the lid

When the cook time is over, turn the Instant Pot off and let the pressure release naturally (this should take 10-15 minutes) before turning the valve to venting and opening the lid.

Add the potatoes and carrots

Remove the roast to a plate, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Add the potatoes and carrots, put the lid back on, turn the valve to sealing and select Manual or Pressure Cook for 3 minutes.

While the potatoes and carrots cook, shred the beef and keep warm.

Let pressure release and open the lid

When the cook time is over, let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes before moving the valve to venting, gradually releasing remaining pressure and opening the lid.Â

Serve the roast beef with gravy and vegetables

Remove potatoes and carrots from Instant Pot and place on a platter with the beef.

Stir in ketchup (it's not necessary but as a nice brightness and contrast to the savory flavor of the beef). Whisk together corn starch and water and stir into gravy.

Turn Instant Pot to saute and cook, stirring often, until gravy has thickened. Serve with roast beef and vegetables.


Serving Size

261 g


447 kcal

Total Fat

23 g

Saturated Fat

9 g

Unsaturated Fat

15 g

Trans Fat

1 g


117 mg


943 mg

Total Carbohydrate

24 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

5 g


36 g

8 servings


15 minutes

active time

2 hours 10 minutes

total time
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