Food for Thought: Pot Roast in the Instant Pot

Were you one of the many who finally got their Instant Pot on Black Friday?  Are you looking for ways to take advantage of its awesomeness and make something you delicious?  Well here is a pot roast recipe from PaleOMG to get you started:

Pot Roast in the Instant Pot

  • Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time 1:50
  • Serves 5-6    


  1. Press SautΓ© function on instant pot*. Once hot, add ghee. Salt outside of the chuck roast then place in basin of the instant pot and sear chuck roasts on all sides, about 5-7 minutes a side.
  2. Once chuck roast is completely seared, remove and set aside. Press keep warm/cancel on instant pot. Place all veggies in the instant pot. Use a knife to cut 5 small holes in the chuck roast and press the garlic cloves into each hole. Place the chuck roast on top of the veggies.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the beef brothcoconut aminostomato pastered pepper flakes and a large pinch of salt and pepper.  Pour mixture into the instant pot. Use twine to tie together sage, thyme and rosemary then add that to the instant pot, as well.
  4. Secure lid, close off pressure valve then press manual to high pressure and press the up button until the time hits 90 minutes. Once time is up, quick release to let pressure out then remove lid. 
  5. Remove chuck roast from instant pot, cut twine and use two forks to shred the meat. Strain vegetables from liquid and add the meat to the vegetables. Before serving, pour some of the liquid from the instant pot over meat. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley.


  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 4 pound chuck roast, wrapped in twine
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 russet potatoes, rinsed and cubed
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup peas
  • 28 ounces beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 5 sage leaves, bundled
  • 5 thyme sprigs, bundled
  • 5 rosemary sprigs, bundled
  • fresh parsley, to garnish
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