Instant-Pot Roast Beef


This classic Instant Pot roast beef features carrots, onions and potatoes in a rich and flavorful sauce that can be served over rice or whole-wheat egg noodles. If the roast is loose after trimming, tie it together with kitchen string so it holds its shape while it cooks.

Instant-Pot Roast Beef
Photo: Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 (1 1/2 pound) boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed

  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced diagonally (1/2-inch)

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup lower-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 ½ pounds baby yellow potatoes, scrubbed

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Pat roast dry and sprinkle all sides with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Select Sauté setting on a programmable pressure multicooker (such as an Instant Pot; times, instructions and settings may vary according to cooker brand or model). Select High temperature setting and allow to preheat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add oil to the cooker, then add the roast. Cook, flipping occasionally, until browned on all sides, about 12 minutes total. Transfer the roast to a plate. Do not wipe the cooker clean.

  2. Add onion and carrots to the cooker; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste, Italian seasoning and garlic; cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broth and Worcestershire; stir with a wooden spoon, scraping the bottom of the cooker to loosen browned bits. Add potatoes and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place the roast on top of the vegetable mixture. Cover the cooker and lock the lid in place. Turn the steam release handle to Sealing position. Select Manual/Pressure Cook setting. Select High pressure for 2 minutes. (It will take 5 to 10 minutes for the cooker to come up to pressure before cooking begins.)

  3. Let the pressure release naturally (the float valve will drop; this will take about 15 minutes) before removing the lid. Transfer the roast to a clean cutting board; let rest for 5 minutes. Slice against the grain into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange the slices on a platter. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the vegetable mixture to the platter.

  4. Whisk cornstarch and water together in a small bowl; whisk the mixture into the liquid in the cooker. Cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce thickens, 1 to 2 minutes. Spoon the sauce over the beef and vegetables. Sprinkle with parsley.


Electric pressure cooker (multicooker)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

324 Calories
10g Fat
33g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 3 oz. beef, 1 cup vegetables & 1/4 cup sauce
Calories 324
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 29g 58%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Vitamin A 6946IU 139%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 29mcg 7%
Vitamin K 28mcg 23%
Sodium 626mg 27%
Calcium 132mg 10%
Iron 4mg 22%
Magnesium 37mg 9%
Potassium 674mg 14%
Zinc 7mg 64%
Vitamin B12 2mcg 83%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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