I got an Instant Pot last week and have been cooking with it ever since! One of my favorite slow cooker recipes is with a Roast so I thought my first recipe needed to be Mama’s Pot Roast!
If you have never heard of a Instant Pot – they truly are wonderful! I was a little nervous to try it out because I DO NOT like new things. But my husband surprised me for my birthday so I thought I would try it out. Well, I honestly can say I LOVE IT! Instead of cooking my roast for 8 to 10 hours in the slow cooker, It cooked for 60 minutes and was just as tender!
I also threw in some carrots and potatoes so I could have a side dish done all at one time!
Season roast with salt and pepper. Select Saute and add oil to the cooking pot. When hot, brown roast on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Place into the cooking pot.
Add the chopped onions, carrots and potatoes to the pot. Sprinkle on the Lipton Onion Soup Mix and pour on the beef broth.
Select High Pressure and set the timer for 80 minutes. When beep sounds, turn off pressure cooker and allow pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, use a quick pressure release to release any remaining pressure.
Carefully remove lid. Transfer potatoes carrots and beef to serving dishes.
If you want gravy, mix cornstarch and water (3T cornstarch with 3T water) and mix in the juices in the pot. Cook while stirring on Saute until thickened.
If you want to cook this in the slow cooker. Add all ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on low 6 to 8 hours