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Instant Pot Pot Roast

  • Total Time: 1 hour 43 minutes
  • Yield: 6 people 1x


Instant Pot Pot Roast is a hearty, savory, melt in your mouth pot roast with an optional smooth gravy made from its own juices.


  • 3 lb Chuck Roast
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 lb bag of Baby Carrots
  • 2 lbs Potatoes (( can peel or leave peel on) cut into large chunks)
  • 1 Onion (chunked)
  • 2 Celery Stalks (chunked)
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 1 Tbsp Corn Starch (for making the gravy (optional))
  • 2 Tbsp McCormick Spicy Montreal Steak Seasoning ((can substitute with the original Steak Seasoning))
  • 1 Tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp dried Thyme
  • 1 Tbsp dried Rosemary


  1. Measure out all the seasonings into a small bowl and set aside. Next, chunk up all of your vegetables and set aside in a large bowl as well.
  2. Next set your Instant Pot to Sauté. Take some Olive Oil and coat all sides of the roast. Sprinkle half of the seasoning mixture onto all sides and set it into the Instant Pot. The other half of the seasoning can be sprinkled onto the vegetables along with a little olive oil to help it stick.
    coating the roast with seasoning
  3. We are searing all 4 sides of the roast to lock in all the delicious juices. Searing should be about 2-3 minutes per side.
    searing the sides of the pot roast in the instant pot
  4. Add your broth to the base of the Instant Pot.
    adding the broth to the instant pot
  5. Cook the roast on High Pressure for 60 minutes with a natural release of 10 minutes. Add in your vegetables coated in the seasoning. Make sure that your inner seal is clear of food and dry as you re-seal your instant pot and cook on High for 3 minutes with again a natural release of 10 minutes.
    pot roast and vegetables ready
  6. You are now ready to devour a moist, savory pot roast that will feel like a warm hug. But wait there is more if you can wait a few more minutes you can turn the juices into an optional gravy…. say what????? Yep if you want to take this roast to an even higher level it can be done.
  7. Optional Gravy:
    Remove the meat and vegetables from the Instant Pot and mix into the broth and juices from the roast equal parts cornstarch and water until thickened to your liking. I like to start with 1 Tbsp corn starch and water. If most of the broth and juices have cooked off then add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the Instant pot with the seasonings that were left behind.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 3 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 614

Keywords: budget friendly, Instant Pot