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Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

You can have juicy and fall apart tender pot roast any day of the week with the help of an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, recipe for pressure cooker pot roast
Servings: 8 Servings


  • 2 tabelspoons avocado oil (Click here for my favorite brand on Amazon)
  • 1, 2-4 lb beef pot roast, cut into large chunks
  • 1 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthum Gum (optional)


  • Using your electric pressure cooker and the HI sauté setting, brown the roast on both sides and remove from pan
  • Add beef broth and scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pot
  • Add the roast back to the pot and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika.
  • Lock the lid on the pot, press the "Meat" setting and adjust until the time reads 35 minutes.
  • When the time is up, let the pressure release naturally, about 15 minutes.  If the pot hasn't released all of the pressure after 15 minutes, do a quick release to release the rest of the pressure.
  • Remove the roast from the pan and put the pot back on HI sauté.  Bring to a boil
  • Sprinkle the xanthan gum on top and whisk to combine.  Let simmer until thickened.
  • Season with salt to taste


  1. You want to scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the Instant pot after you brown the meat or else the pot may have trouble coming to pressure.