Who has an instant pot and still needs to learn how to cook a roast in your Instant Pot? This is my favourite thing to cook in the Instant Pot and it is easily modified to be made low carb.
The very first thing that you need to learn is how to make a blade/chuck roast in your Instant Pot. Seriously. This chuck roast in the Instant Pot melts the fat away and leaves you with tender, juicy bits of delicious beef.
While they have been around for awhile, I know a few people are just getting them now, and are asking for good go-to no fail recipes. It also is fantastic that you can cook it for a good 9-10 hours in a crockpot.
If you use a slow cooker/crockpot, you need to own one of these. I kid you not, I can’t remember the last time I was so happy with an appliance. The ability to cook a blade/chuck roast in your instant pot in 120 minutes thanks to the high pressure option – is incredible. I admit I do not always remember to plan dinner, and picked up these roasts, put them in at 4 pm and we were eating by 6 pm!
However, cooking those two blade / chuck roasts in the Instant Pot at the end of a very busy day was a lifesaver. I popped them in, threw some ingredients on top ( in the recipe below) and we were eating the best blade roast ever.
What usually takes a day in my much loved slow cooker was achieved by the high pressure setting on my Instant Pot in two hours. And with my forgetfulness and busy schedule this Instant Pot has saved my dinner many a time!
I sometimes make two roasts so that I have leftovers to eat all week, because there is nothing like leftover blade roast with eggs on top for a massive protein hit in the morning for breakfast, or dinner, or heck – Anytime!
Leftover blade roast is amazing on salads, in sandwiches and just by itself. I always make sure to make extra!
I honestly don’t know how I used to live without my Instant Pot, I use it for slow cooking, I use it for bone broths (the high pressure cooks broths and soups in a SNAP! Love it!) I almost always have something cooking in the instant pot daily.
How to Cook a Roast in the Instant Pot Tips & Tricks
- The amount of carbs in this recipe can vary greatly due to the gravy and soup mix used. I know depending on where you live you may be able to get low carb gravy, but not soup mixes or vice versa. Some gravy mixes are only 6 carbs for the whole package and you aren’t drinking the sauce, so account for the carbs accordingly. Use what you have available and feel comfortable eating for carbs, and enjoy!
- You really do need to cook a blade or chuck roast for 120 minutes. Blade and chuck roasts are very tough and have fibers that absolutely need to be broken down by cooking, and cooking for a long time. Theses roasts take 8-10 hours in the crockpot, so 2 hours in the Instant Pot is definitely the way to go!
- You need liquid and not just liquid you need DELICIOUS liquid. Food can be a bit bland when pressure cooking so you need to spice it up!
- If you have a roast that is from a quality butcher, you can try cooking it at 90 minutes. Grocery store roasts are generally lower quality. Play it by ear based on the meat quality of the roast you are cooking.
- Thick roasts may need to be cooked a little longer as it’s thickness that determines how those fibers are going to break down inside.
Happy Low Carbing!
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Instant Pot Beef Roast
Tender and juicy blade roast cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot!
- Prep Time
- 10 minutes
- Cook Time
- 2 hours
- Karami Urbanoski
- 5 lbs Blade or chuck roast - boneless
- 1 pack Low Carb gravy mix
- 1 pack Low Carb ranch dressing
- 1 pack Low Carb onion soup mix
- 1 cup Beef or mushroom broth Or water
Place the broth in the bottom of the instant pot, place the roast on top.
Sprinkle the packages on top of the roast.
Put the lid on the instant pot and seal it, ensure to close the top vent to "sealing"
Press the Meat/Stew button and set the timer to 120 minute cook time.
When the timer is done let the Instant Pot decompress on its own, do not manually release the pressure. By letting it do this the roast stays more tender and retains more moisture.
Remove and serve!
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.