Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast

Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast: a favorite family recipe for an extra flavorful tender beef pot roast that can be made in a crock pot or instant pot!

Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast: a favorite family recipe for an extra flavorful beef pot roast that can be made in a crock pot or instant pot! You will never guess the secret ingredients!

I am crazy excited to be sharing one of my favorite family recipes with all of you today. This pot roast is absolutely legendary. We make this Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast at least once a month on Sunday for a big family supper.

Sunday suppers, featuring a roast, started way before I was even born. My Mom always tells stories about my granny making a big gorgeous pot roast every single Sunday, without fail. I love carrying on that family tradition today.

Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast: a favorite family recipe for an extra flavorful beef pot roast that can be made in a crock pot or instant pot! You will never guess the secret ingredients!

This pot roast has evolved over the years and includes a few unique ingredients. We call them the “secret ingredients”, because no one would ever guess what goes into our favorite pot roast recipe!

For the BEST pot roast gravy of your life, you will need red wine (I use cabernet), coffee, soy sauce, garlic, cornstarch, black pepper and four packets of McCormick Brown Gravy Mix. I bet you are making a crazy face at me right now, but I promise each ingredient is very well thought out and has a purpose.

Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast: a favorite family recipe for an extra flavorful beef pot roast that can be made in a crock pot or instant pot! You will never guess the secret ingredients!

Honestly, if I could give you a bite through the screen, you would have no idea it was made with those ingredients! They all combine to make the most incredible, full flavored, beef gravy and a super tender pot roast.

The coffee was added because my Granny makes an amazing roast with coffee, the wine and McCormick Brown Gravy Mixes are my Mom’s additions and the soy sauce was all me. This is absolutely a family effort recipe!

I know the soy sauce is the most out there ingredient, but you would never know it’s in there! When I was in high school, I worked at a high end Mexican restaurant in Texas. They used to use pineapple and soy sauce to marinade their beef fajitas. I added it on a whim once to our pot roast, in place of salt, and we never turned back.

Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast: a favorite family recipe for an extra flavorful beef pot roast that can be made in a crock pot or instant pot! You will never guess the secret ingredients!

My love for adding McCormick Brown Gravy Mix to all of my stews and pot roasts came from my Mom. She is a trial and error type of cook and none of her recipes are ever made the same way again. She always goes with what she has in her pantry, but one thing she always has on hand are McCormick’s gravy packets.

With all the spices in the Brown Gravy Mix, you don’t have to add any extra seasonings to your pot roast. It makes the BEST beef gravy you have ever had with just the gravy mixes and our few secret ingredients!

Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast: a favorite family recipe for an extra flavorful beef pot roast that can be made in a crock pot or instant pot! You will never guess the secret ingredients!

Serve your pot roast over cauliflower mash or classic mashed potatoes. If you prefer a one pot dish, you can add a few diced potatoes directly to the pot when you add the carrots and mushrooms.

Don’t forget to grab a big bag of soft rolls to soak up all that amazing brown gravy with! It’s my favorite part!

This Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast is incredibly easy to make and loaded with tender beef, soft carrots, mushrooms and a one of a kind brown gravy.

I hope you will give my families favorite pot roast a try, I promise you are going to be amazed!

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RECIPE UDPATE: Because so many people are having issues with their instant pots saying BURN while trying to cook this recipe, I am going to recommend you make it with a slow cooker or using the slow cooker method on your instant pot. I have made this recipe three times in the last two weeks trying to discover what the issue is, but I can not recreate it in my own instant pot. I have an 8 quart instant pot duo. I make the recipe exactly as shown in the video. If anyone has an idea of why this issue is only happening to some, please share in the comments! Thanks friends!

Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 (1 oz) packets McCormick Brown Gravy Mix
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 8 oz red wine (cabernet)
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 8 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 lb bottom round roast
  • 1 large bag carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 large sweet yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups sliced portobello mushrooms

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together McCormick Brown Gravy Mix and cornstarch. Slowly whisk in coffee so there are no lumps. Then whisk in wine, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, garlic and black pepper. Set aside.
Instant Pot Directions:
  1. Set instant pot to saute. Add oil to pot and quickly sear meat on all sides. Turn off saute.
  2. Top meat with carrots, onion and mushrooms. Pour gravy mix on top and place lid on Instant pot with steam valve closed.
  3. Turn Instant Pot on to manual and set for 105 minutes on HIGH pressure. Do a natural release for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove roast from instant pot, shred with forks. Stir gravy and vegetables to combine.
  5. Serve roast topped with gravy and vegetables over mashed potatoes.
Slow Cooker Directions:
  1. In a large heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat, add oil. Add meat and quickly sear on all sides. Transfer meat to slow cooker.
  2. Top meat with carrots, onion and mushrooms. Pour gravy mix on top and place lid on slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. Remove roast from instant pot, shred with forks. Stir gravy and vegetables to combine.
  5. Serve roast topped with gravy and vegetables over mashed potatoes.

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Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast: a family recipe, with two secret ingredients, for an extra flavorful beef pot roast that can be made in a crock pot or instant pot!