How to Make a Roast in an Instant Pot

Next up on pot roast in a pressure
cooker. Today we’re going to make a roast using a pressure cooker. Mine happens to be
an instant pot, but if you don’t have a pressure cooker go ahead and grab out your slow cooker.
You’re going to cook a roast in it for about six to eight hours on low. You’re going to
need to add a little broth to yours, but it’s all going to be quite good and tasty. We’re
going to go ahead and get started with this, I have about a four pound chuck roast. I like
using a chuck roast because it has nice marbling and they break down really well.
The first thing we’re going to do is simply season with a little bit of salt and pepper,
I’m going to be liberal in the salt. I’m using Kosher salt, I think you can use a little
bit less by weight compared to table salt and it tastes just as good. Now if you don’t
want to use salt and pepper you can use a dry rub such as this one right here. This
one is from I believe Adam’s it’s great on steaks and roast or you can use something
like Season All and just season your roast very simply. It’s gonna be great either way.
We’re going to go ahead and brown off this roast a little bit. One of the features I
love about the instant pot is that it can brown things for you. I’m going to pop this
in here and let it get brown on both sides and we’ll be back and we’ll continue this
recipe. While your roast is browning on one side, when I put the roast in I put it seasoned
side down and I’m just going to hit the top side right now with a little bit more seasoning.
Again we’re just going to brown this, so when it’s fully browned on both sides we’re going
to continue the recipe. The meat is browned on both sides, the next
thing I’m going to do; I chopped up an onion and I’m going to put that in. I’m also gonna
add three or four Bailey leaves. I have a Bailey bush in my yard, so I’m just gonna
put the fresh ones in, you can use dried ones. I’m going to put on the top and I’m going
to process this for about 70 minutes on the meat setting for the this. And I’m going to
let it do a natural release So once it finishes pressure cooking at the temperature it’s gonna
take about 20 minutes to go ahead and do a natural release. So we’ll be back when this
is done and I’ll show you what this looks like.
Our pot roast has finished cooking in the pressure cooker. Again I cooked it for 70
minutes and then I let it do a natural release, so it rested for about 20 minutes before I
just opened the lid. When I pulled this out it was just falling apart, so I think it’s
going to be fantastic. You can see that this meat is very tender and simply just shreds
apart, so we’re going to go ahead and give this a try. But before we do be sure to drop
me a comment down below of what recipes you’d like to see next. Let me know if you’d like
to see other great recipes to cook in a pressure cooker. Don’t forget to subscribe to this
channel so you won’t miss any of our recipes and also why not go over to my blog,
c-o-p-y-k-a-t dot com so you won’t miss any of our next upcoming recipes. So I’m going
to go ahead and give this a try. Very nice, very tender, well seasoned. This will make
a great Sunday night dinner. Now you could take the stock that’s left over and here you
can make a great gravy with it. Or you can simply hit it with a stick emersion blender,
blend it all up and drizzle it over the roast. So I hope you enjoyed this video thanks for

99 comments on “How to Make a Roast in an Instant Pot”

  1. Pappy says:

    Nice video!! Roast looked scrumptious for real!!! I have an Instant Pot on the way to me and I cannot wait to make some great meals including the roast you just made!!!!

  2. materialgirl338 says:

    HI I had  power pressure xl I just got rid of it.  the not stick stuck everything.  My daughter in law has a insta pot and swears by it.  She explained to me that the stainless steal is much butter for us and doesn't leach out toxic chemicals in our food from the Teflon and other ingredients that they use.  Do you find that food sticks to your inner pot.  And do they make a 10 qt?

  3. Wendy Harkness says:

    Do you add water when cooking the roast?

  4. Georgia Spencer says:

    No broth or water, no pressure!!!!!

  5. Rhonda Carney says:

    did you add liquid, I didn't see you do it. I don't think you have to but I want to make sure. I have an Instant Pot 8 quart and would love to make a good roast in it but I always add broth to it and I just hate the texture of it. I think adding liquid to it ruins it.

  6. Quang B says:

    No liquid? I thought you have to add liquids to everything you cook in the pressure cooker?

  7. glenia monroy says:

    That looked sooooo yummy!!! I noticed that you didn't add any liquid… Do you not have not add any?

  8. kelli moore says:

    this looks great. i thought you had to add liquid when cooking with the instant pot, though. manual says at least one cup. i have the newest model.

  9. A Serious Salamander says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. The roast too.

  10. charles gravina says:

    i was sceptic to make it without any liquid, but i have trusted you and did it yesterday and came amazing :)))

  11. Laszlo Popeszku says:

    I made it turned out great,thank you

  12. Louise Hébert says:

    Love it :)))

  13. Ed Nelson says:

    What about a rump roast?

  14. frank wright says:

    Damn can you do Southern Fried Chicken I'm hooked!

  15. Rico Suave says:

    thank you for the video, but aren't you supposed to add water to the pot in order to form steam, please excuse my ignorance!

  16. dajman1234 says:

    so you've had to add some sort of liquid to it right?

  17. christina wedow says:

    That was 70 minutes, not 17 minutes, correct? Love the video!

  18. Catherine Maunsell says:

    No liquid added?

  19. Sandy Brown TV says:

    do you use the 6 or 8 qt? I usually cook a 5 -6 lb roast. I cook for 5 – 7 (young men and dad) and we like left overs. Which size would you suggest?

  20. Cindy Thompson says:

    I see all different times for cooking roasts. How do we know how long to cook a roast in the IP? Everyone seems to have different times listed!

  21. LindieLee says:

    Which instant pot are you using and what size is it I'm looking for one for a family of four.

  22. Francine Meyer-Drasutis says:

    Can you please show us how to make split pea soup in the instant pot.

  23. Gm Specialist2013 says:

    OMG, I cant wait to try this.

  24. Jane Jordan says:

    Pot roast from a frozen chuck roast, please.

  25. kari Kedzior says:

    Thanks going to try italian beef now!

  26. Vivian Smith says:

    is that 17 mins or 70 mins?

  27. mills-roman Justin says:

    What size was that IP pressure cooker that you prepare the roast in?

  28. Alla Elentukh says:

    Looks delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

  29. Esther Rauch says:

    Did you say 70 or 17 minutes for the pot roast?

  30. Sunny Beeker says:

    Do you cook it less (time) for a smaller roast (1.5 lbs)???? I took your word on no liquid!

  31. Charis Aldous says:

    Just got my Insta Pot:) and saw your video. Thank you it was great. I subscribed so that I can see all your videos.

  32. Debi Gauthier says:

    I would like to know how to cook in pressure cooker with gravy

  33. popeye sailor says:

    I am planning on getting one of these. I have been a professional chef for 30 years. I have just retired due to health reasons and am getting a studio apartment. I plan on doing a lot of cooking with it.

  34. Michael Kessler says:

    I received my Instant Pot about ten days ago. I ran the water test and it worked perfectly. Next day I followed some YouTube videos and cooked a pot roast that came out wonderful. A few days later I prepared everything, seared and started a beef stew but the pot wouldn't pressurize. I tried everything including making sure the pressure valve was clean and the seal was properly seated but nothing worked. I ended up finishing the stew in the oven.

    I should mention that when I received the Instant Pot I noticed that the cover over the pressure valve I'd seen in the YouTube videos before I ordered mine was missing. So I eMailed the manufacturer who responded promptly and told me the design was changed and that cover was no longer needed. So it seems that problems with this pressure valve is not something new.

    Bottom line is the Instant Pot concept is very seductive and I'd really like to have one but it seems there is a lurking failure in the design that I'd rather not have to worry about. So I eMailed Amazon and they had UPS pick mine up today for a refund.

    I wonder how many others have had failures after initial success(es). Should I consider myself lucky that mine quit working early-on rather than after the warranty period expired.?

  35. sfwebb7 says:

    Very good but I was looking also for the instructional use of the instant pot. Visual learner and beginner.

  36. AuntieVeraCharles50 says:

    No added liquid?

  37. Phil V says:

    As she said in an earlier comment and I have also found it to be true, you don't need much water. Don't always put a cup or more of water in. Use less in some cases, water can lessen flavor. I also use chicken broth, beef broth, apple juice, orange juice…I get creative. Keep in mind that most meats and veggies/fruits already posses liquid of their own.

  38. Maged Habib says:

    where is the recipe?

  39. Kristie says:

    Is this a 6 qt or 8 qt ?

  40. Dolores Bryant says:

    Love your instant pot videos.

  41. Anthony says:

    It would be nice if you could show a close up on how you use the buttons on the IPOT for whatever your cooking, and i mean slowly. I think programing this unit is quite confusing for some of us. There are times I cannot move the cooking level from low to high. Also, there are a few different IPOT's, so some of us do not have certain buttons that you may have on yours.

  42. IndieFaux says:

    I love your instantpot recipes. You explain everything so well for all of us who haven't mastered the instantpot yet. Thanks for the video! And I'd love to see a shredded chicken instantpot recipe if you have one!

  43. Dan Becker says:

    Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy .. Thanks ..

  44. Michael Wallen says:

    What size is your cooker? 6 qt 8qt

    Recipe for ox-tail stew, or soup.

  45. Michael Wallen says:

    thought it was bigger. I just got an 8qt to replace my 6qt. big difference. I've only been subscribed to your site just a few days, but like you very much.

  46. Stacy Greene says:

    I love all of your recipes- especially those for the Instant Pot!!! Thanks so much!!! 🙂

  47. KL SMITH says:

    Why don't you answer their questions. If you want subscribers, you need to.

  48. KL SMITH says:


  49. KW says:

    I don't see answers to several questions from a year ago regarding not using any water or liquid. Can you please answer this question.

  50. Marie Gamber says:

    Thank you for your tutorial   I wil try this!

  51. Terri Harris says:

    Hello, first thank you for your valuable videos!!! I bought a power pressure cooker XL 2yrs ago and I've used it twice! Once for artichokes, and once again for potatoes. I need help, so anything that you can think of to cook slow or fast would be greatly appreciated. 😂😁😘😚

  52. momfrom NJ says:

    How do you do a slow release?? Thanks in advance

  53. Mary ann Reis says:

    I would love to see more Pressure Cooking 👍🏻

  54. Voice of Wisdom says:

    No liquid???

  55. noctanol says:

    No disrespect but if you want to learn how to cook go to a black household. No need for all this nonsense insta pot, crock pot nonesense

  56. Amy Snyder says:

    Thank you so much for making this video! My sister got me an instant pot for Christmas and I have no idea how to use it, I'm used to my crock pot so it will be nice to cook things in such a short time!

  57. firesideav says:

    Mmmmmmmm . . . YOU ~ ROCK ! !

  58. heidi gibbons says:

    Can you do chicken and rice? Together?

  59. Steven Sanchez says:

    More instapot recipes please.. I Can't find the right or perfect way to cook chicken in an instapot.. Ty

  60. Lori A says:

    Thanks for the video, looks delish.  People need to read comments. Everyone keeps asking if you have to add liquid, Stephanie did not and she mentions it turns out fine with liquids released from the veggies and meat.  Could you add 1 or 1 1/2 or liquid…sure you can.

  61. Nazia Begum says:

    70 minutes on which setting???

  62. weezieboyd says:

    Have you cooked a Tri Tip in the IP?

  63. Angie M says:

    I have a Cosori pressure cooker, but followed this recipe pretty close, but did add some broth. Not a lot though, and it turned out really nice. Too much liquid would be like a pot roast, which I don't think a sirloin tip roast needs to be cooked like that. I like a roast you can slice up, not have it just fall apart. If I wanted that I would have bought a rump roast or something.

  64. Julie Bergacker says:

    Love this😀👍

  65. Katre Ambrazas says:

    Oh my days!!! I just made this- so good, so good!! I also dumped some frozen mushroom in there and the sauce came out out of this world!! Currently reducing on the stove to thicken it out, but oh my god I wanna slap somebody it's so good! Not adding any liquids made the sauce the bomb as it's pretty much all meat juice and onion/mushroom juice. Yumm

  66. bobby redondo says:

    looks overcooked

  67. Martin Schaffner says:

    I wondered if I could do the same thing with a leg of lamb?

  68. Denise Tann says:

    I wish she would show how to put the lid on and setting the pressure cooker

  69. gary hunter says:

    Did you say 17 minuets or 70 minuets?

  70. Denfktinso Noyb says:

    I'm not sure why people have been sucked into this 'instant pot' fad. A conventional pressure cooker is half the price and twice as easy to clean. Fewer parts with a conventional pressure cooker too. A simple gasket replacement once every 5-10 years, ( I use my pressure cooker every day) and possibly a leaking relief valve. Other than that, a roast cooked in a pressure cooker is the only way to go. The flavor is unbeatable, and a 'fall off the bone' roast can be ready in less than an hour. Slow cooking a piece of meat in a crock pot, especially beef with a little fat on it, makes it taste rancid by the time the meat begins to fall apart. About the only thing I use my old antiquated crock pots for is fermenting cabbage for sauerkraut.

  71. Ethan Farinetti says:


  72. James Travis says:

    Hi. I like the name of your channel. I just bought an Instant Pot and will by trying out some of your recipes… Thank you

  73. Daniela Markland says:

    But imma need u to season that meat 🥩 sum more tho 🙄🙄

  74. Paul Boegel says:

    Rather than stink up my kitchen I put the lid on when I sear. Works just fine.

  75. Blumanchu says:

    is it 70 minutes or 17

  76. Leo Wong says:

    The title is missing the word “Pot”.

  77. Mike Bakers says:

    Did you know you could also add vegetables that’s the video I’m looking for

  78. Pete Jansen says:

    Looks perfect. The way I like it. Parents used to make 7 bone in the slow cooker when I was young. Only roast I tried in my PC came out too dry. Think I picked a crappy cut, too lean of ? Thanks. Going to do a chuck roast this time.

  79. Veronica Fisher says:

    Hi im new subscriber i want to know wether did you add any liquid also the time is it 17 minutes or 70 minutes cant really get it thanks

  80. Shay Good says:

    How do you know when it has finished the natural release?

  81. Mickster Mouseter says:

    Telling us what settings you used and so on would be very helpful.

  82. Darrell Limon says:

    how many pounds was this roast?

  83. Dennis Brown says:

    That meat looks delicious. Can you fix a prime rib in the Hot Pot? My wife likes her meat well done but prime rib can be tough. She does not want to see any red. I like mine medium or medium rare. Thanks.

  84. Mike Mullen says:

    I have listened to that cook time multiple times and and giving either 17 minutes or 70 minutes which is it?

  85. Susie Leniart says:

    I would love to see an Instant Pot recipe for Lemon Thyme Rice.

  86. MonCher says:

    I don’t know if you’re still making videos but if you are, more Instant Pot recipes would be great since I just got one.

  87. Steve H. says:

    should have put Garlic 😀

  88. Mr4444jl says:

    Thanks, added some chunky mushrooms with Reames frozen noodles some ou jus powdered gravy 1 cup beef broth 2 Tbl spoon flour. Yum

  89. Michael Brown says:

    Great job explaining what you did however, it would be nice to see the cooking process ie settings, etc for a more thorough video.

  90. M. Gonz says:

    Poor teaching video. Many missed details beginning with the size of your IP and how much (olive) oil to use to brown (2 TBSP) the meat and generalized amount of time needed (4.5-5.5 mins) and beyond.

    Thumbs down

  91. David says:

    I thought you had to add liquid and that the meat had to be elevated on a rack?

  92. Kim G says:

    Too vague… what’s the settings you used? Did you add some liquids? Pretty sure that’s a pressure cooker requirement….but nothing was shown.

  93. Rob Tone says:

    What she don’t say is don’t open it . Nearly melted my damn face off lmao

  94. Cherie Arsenault says:

    Be nice if she showed what to button to use on the instant pot…

  95. voidremoved says:

    the recipe did not tell my to put the roast in. step 1 is press saute then add olive oil. sear the roast. but it didn't tell me to add the roast. now it will never cook

  96. Bajoobie Cuzican says:

    Quick & to the point! Loved it!

  97. Will of Many Talents says:

    Where the juice n veggies at??? That meat does look scrumptious

  98. Mali CRISTO says:

    the most crucial part of timing and i couldnt understand you….17 or 70😂😂😂😂😂

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