If you love a traditional pot roast then you will love our Instant Pot grass-fed pot roast recipe! This recipe is made in a pressure cooker so it’s a quick and easy way to cook your grass-fed roast.
Grass-Fed Pot Roast
Here at Helstrom Farms, it is important that we provide the best quality grass-fed beef to you as a consumer. We pride ourselves on our pristine environment we raise our cattle in and our 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef. We know that the traditional Sunday dinner of pot roast that you grew up with is still something you get a hankering for today. That’s why we provide 100% grass-fed roasts in our shop. Now we have a great recipe to cook those roasts in a pressure cooker!
First, head over to the shop and grab one of our grass-fed beef packages that contain our delicious roast cuts in them. Whether you grab our slow cooker bundle or one of our bigger packages like the 1/4 beef package, there are many different packages that contain our roast cuts in them. Try the beef roast package for a variety of roasts.
Pressure Cooker Beef Roast
Making a roast in the pressure cooker is a great way to save time and still get a juicy roast. Cooking a roast in a slow cooker is the traditional method most people use to cook their roasts but if you don’t have all day to cook the roast or you just want to change things up, the pressure cooker is a great option. Grass-fed beef can be tougher than grain-fed beef so you’ll want to cook it properly and infuse as much juice into the meat as possible when cooking.
To do that, make sure to properly sear all sides of the roast when you saute it. This seals in the juices during cooking so they don’t all escape from the meat and leave you with a dry, tough piece of meat.
It is also important to allow the pressure cooker to naturally release the pressure for a full ten minutes before performing a quick release of the remaining pressure. If you don’t do a natural release first, the meat will become very dry. You need to give the meat time to rest and absorb the juices before the quick release. So don’t skip this important step!
Follow the recipe below to make the BEST traditional pot roast! Enjoy!
Beef Roast Recipe
Pressure Cooker Traditional Pot Roast
- Pressure Cooker
- 2 T.
extra virgin olive oil
- 3-4 lbs chuck roast trimmed
- Sea salt & black pepper to taste
- 4 cups beef broth preferably organic or made from our beef bones
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 small red onion diced
- 3 large carrots diced
- 1 lb multi-colored fingerling potatoes halved
- 1 lb green beans trimmed
- 3 tbsp fresh parsley leaves chopped (optional)
- Add the olive oil to the Instant Pot® inner cooking pot and select the “Sauté’ function. Use the “Adjust” button to select the “More” (high) setting.
- Once hot, add the roast and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Sear the roast on all sides, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Remove roast from Instant Pot® and transfer to a platter. Set aside.
- Deglaze Instant Pot® inner pot by adding the beef broth and gently scraping the bottom with a rubber spatula to release the brown bits. Add the tomato paste, Italian seasoning, cocoa powder, and garlic powder, and stir to combine. Push the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button to turn off the Sauté function.
- Return the roast to the Instant Pot® and add the lid. Lock the lid into place and set the vent to “Sealing.” Select the “Manual” button and adjust to the “High” setting, if necessary. Set cook time to 60 minutes.
- When cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before doing a quick release on any remaining pressure. Add onion, carrots, potatoes, and green beans on top of the roast.
- Cover and lock the lid into place. Set the vent to “Sealing” and push the “Manual” button (should still be on “High.”) Adjust cook time to 3 minutes.
- When cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes before doing a quick release on any remaining pressure.
- Carefully remove lid and transfer roast and vegetables to a serving platter. Serve immediately garnished with fresh parsley leaves, if desired. Enjoy!