I know I’ve posted about my Instant Pot several times in the past few months, but I can’t help it! It’s a magical appliance, in my opinion, and I can’t seem to stop talking about it. So while today’s post does have to do with my Instant Pot, I think it also captures why this appliance is so cool, and how you can use it to make your own dinnertime experience quicker and easier than ever before.
I don’t know if I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t enjoy a good roast. It’s a very nostalgic meal for a lot of people, because it’s something we remember our moms and grandmas serving for Sunday dinner back in the day. I happen to think that pot roast is pretty underrated as a dinner option, so I’m bringing it back as a quick and easy one-pot meal you can throw together in your Instant Pot!
One-pot meals are already great because they’re so convenient, but this one is on another level. Just imagine: rich pot roast that melts in your mouth, along with tender carrots, celery, and potatoes. Mix up a packet of your favorite gravy to pour over the top, and you’ve got yourself a delicious and hearty meal that the whole family will love. And did I mention that it cooks in just 90 minutes? Move over slow cooker, there’s a new sheriff in town. ;-)
Instant Pot Pot Roast Dinner
- 2 1/2 lb. beef Bottom Round Roast
- 1 1/2 cup water or beef broth
- 4 carrots, peeled, cut into bite-size pieces
- 3 celery stalks, cut into bite-size pieces
- 3 Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 4 wedges
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/2 large onion, chopped
Start by prepping your ingredients. Use some paper towels to pat the beef dry, and season it liberally on each with salt and pepper.
Turn your Instant Pot on and select the “sauté ” function. Place the meat into the pot and allow it to brown on both sides.
Next, switch your Instant Pot over to Manual mode. Set it to High Pressure, and set the timer for 90 minutes.
Add the water (or beef broth), carrots, celery, potato wedges, bay leaves and chopped onion to the pot and replace the lid. Press start.
When the timer goes off, let the pressure release naturally from your Instant Pot. When the lid unlocks, dinner is ready! Serve alongside your favorite gravy or au jus, and enjoy.