There isn’t something much easier to cook than a roast beef. It’s a total comfort meal and reminds me of my childhood. You will find it fairly difficult to screw up a fatty hunk of meat slow-roasted all day in the slow cooker. Today, I am sharing a roast beef prepared with root veggies in the Instant Pot. Of course, you can certainly make this in the slow cooker, dumping everything in at once and cooking all day if you don’t have an Instant Pot. Either way, with the busy holiday season approaching, this is an easy and hearty meal to serve to your family or guests.
Cooked in the Instant Pot, this will only take about an hour of time to cook and your house will still smell wonderful. My method is below.
Instant Pot Roast Beef and Vegetables, serves 6 generously
- one beef roast, about 3-4 pounds, trimmed of most visible fat and cut into large hunks
- 2-3 onions, roughly chopped into quarters
- 3-4 garlic cloves, peeled and left whole
- Generous seasoning on your roast – I like to add Montreal Steak seasoning, a lot of salt and pepper, garlic powder, onion powder
- 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1-2 Tbsp. butter
- 5-8 full carrots, peeled and cut into large quarters (see above photo)
- 4-5 medium potatoes cut into large 1-2″ chunks
- Heat IP on high saute setting. Melt half of the butter and oil in the pot. Throw in onions, garlic and carrots. Saute these until you get a nice char and color on the veggies, about 5-7 minutes. Remove everything to a large plate.
- Melt the other half of the butter and oil in the hot pot. Add chunks of meat and brown on all sides until all are sauteed.
- Turn off the saute function and add back in your onions and garlic.
- Cover pot and set on manual for 45 minutes. Let the IP do its magic.
- Once time is up, you can either release the pressure or let it come down on it’s own.
- Add in potatoes first around the meat and carrots on top of the potatoes.
- Put the cover back on and set on manual for 10 minutes.
- Release pressure when done, remove all food to a platter and serve.
- At this point, you could use the saute function to make a gravy in the IP if you wish.
Other root veggies would work wonderful here as well if you want to sub anything or add to your dish.
I love my Instant Pot and with a little trial and error and Google searching, I have had a lot of success with this gadget. It certainly makes cooking easy! The onions and garlic will basically melt into the Instant Pot after being pressure cooking. I had trouble getting the pieces of roast out as it was totally fall apart tender. If you prefer hunks of onions, keep some back to cook with the root veggies.
Enjoy this comfort meal.