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Instant Pot American Pot Roast | Easy Dump & Recipe

American Pot Roast is a quintessential comfort food that embodies the hearty and wholesome flavors of traditional American cuisine. This dish has a succulent cut of beef roast, typically a chuck roast, which is seasoned to perfection. Cooking the pot roast in the Instant Pot transforms the beef into tender, melt-in-your-mouth perfection. The beef roast will turn fork-tender and will be infused with the essence of spices like thyme, oregano, and bay leaves, providing a symphony of savory and herbal notes.

The gravy is richly flavored with the meat’s juices and herbs, making it a luscious and velvety complement to the tender beef. Pot roast can be enjoyed with roasted vegetables & rice, a perfect complete meal for any day.

Instant Pot American Pot Roast | Easy Dump & Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 5 people
For making the spice mix
  • Paprika- 2 tsp
  • Ground cumin- 1 tsp
  • Ground allspice- 1 tsp
  • Ground black pepper- ¼ to ½ tsp
  • Dried thyme, sprigs- 4 sprigs or 1 tbsp
  • Dried oregano- 2 tbsp
  • Salt- 1½ tsp
For pressure cooking
  • Top sirloin roast- 2.8 lbs or 1.3 kg (or use chuck, round or brisket cuts)
  • Garlic cloves, sliced- 4 large cloves
  • Dried bay leaves- 2
  • Shallots, diced- 3 (or use 1 onion)
  • Brown mushrooms, halved- 1½ cups (or use white mushroom)
  • Balsamic vinegar- 2 tbsp
  • Light soy sauce- 2 tbsp
  • Water- 1 cup (or add beef broth)
  1. I've taken 2.8 lbs or 1.3 kg top sirloin roast. Chuck, round, or brisket cuts can be used for making the pot roast.
  2. To a bowl, add all the ingredients mentioned for 'making the spice mix', combine well.
  3. You can literally add any kind of spices, seasonings, or dried herbs of your choice.
  4. Spread the spice mix all over the beef.
  5. Let marinate for 30 minutes to an hour. If you have more time, let marinate for 2 to 3 hours.
  6. To the stainless steel pot, place the marinated beef.
  7. Add garlic, dried bay leaves, shallots & mushrooms, combine well.
  8. Add balsamic vinegar, soy sauce & water, combine well.
  9. Close the pot with the lid.
  10. Select pressure cook setting, set the time to 1 hour at high pressure.
  11. For 2 to 3 lbs beef, pressure cooking time is an hour.
  12. For 1 lb or ½ kg beef, pressure cooking time is 45 minutes.
  13. After pressure cooking, let the pressure release naturally- will take 15 to 20 minutes.
  14. After the pressure has completely released, open the lid.
  15. Fork-tender, juicy & tender pot roast will be ready along with rich & flavorful gravy.
  16. Enjoy the pot roast with steamed or roasted vegetables.



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