Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Cooking Thursday

Last week I was going to make a roast for supper, which I usually cook for a long time in the crock pot.  I forgot about it until mid morning and it was still in the freezer.  I decided to try making it in the Instantpot.  I used a Pioneer Woman recipe, and we both thought it turned out really good.  It had yummy flavor and was tender.

Pioneer Woman Instantpot Beef  Roast

1 whole Beef Chuck Roast, 3 To 4 Pounds
Kosher Salt
Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 whole Large Yellow Onions, Peeled And Quartered
6 whole Carrots, Washed, Scrubbed, And Cut Into Large Pieces
1 cup Red Wine
2 cups Beef Stock
3 sprigs Fresh Rosemary
3 sprigs Fresh Thyme

Set the Instantpot to “Saute” and allow to warm.

Season roast generously with salt and pepper. When Instant Pot says "Hot," add in olive oil and sear roast until browned on all sides. Remove to a clean plate.

Add in onions and carrots and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Deglaze with red wine, scraping the bottom of the pot to get all of the delicious bits. Add in the beef stock, rosemary, thyme and the beef.

Lock the lid into place, place vent to sealing, push "Manual," and set time to 60 minutes. The Instant Pot will release some steam as it comes up to pressure, then it will seal automatically.

When the cooking time is done, allow the Instant Pot to naturally vent for at least 10 minutes, 20 is better. Using a wooden spoon, carefully push the valve open to release the rest of the pressure. Remove lid.

Skim a much fat off the top of the liquid as you can before disturbing the roast. Remove the roast to a cutting board and with two forks shred roast. Serve alongside carrots and onions, topped with the pan juices. Serve with mashed potatoes.  


Cherdecor said...

I've been waiting for a post that would tell me how to use my instantpot. Thank you for walking us through this. Was your roast frozen when you put it in the pot?

Sandi said...

This sounds so good!

I got one for Christmas and have made a few things. Isn't it amazing?

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

I am one of the last that doesnt have an instant pot so cant enjoy that roast. Looks good tho!

Jenny said...

Wow this does look incredibly good. Nothing like a great roast beef meal. xoxo

Arlene @Nanaland said...


At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Your photo sold me! I'm buying a roast today. We have an Insta pot in a cabinet so I'll get it out and try this. Yum!

Terri D said...

That looks good! I need to get mine out of the pantry and learn how to use it. I appreciate the recipe, Mari!

Dianna said...

Oh, that does sound and look delicious. I will have to give it a try. Thank you, Mari, for sharing the recipe.

Debi said...

Mmmmm... that looks delicious!

Jean said...

Thank you!! I am collecting recipes to make in my Instant Pot. This looks wonderful!