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This Instant Pot Pot Roast with carrots and potatoes is so tender and makes its own flavorful gravy! It’s an entire meal made in the pressure cooker!

THE MOST TENDER POT ROAST RECIPE

This is a whole meal in one! We are making the best instant pot pot roast and adding potatoes and baby carrots. It all cooks in one pot and it cooks quickly but still comes out so tender and flavorful! I like to serve this with a little side salad. Perfect!

Electric Pressure Cooker Beef Pot Roast with potatoes and carrots and gravy shown on a plate.

TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST INSTANT POT POT ROAST

For this recipe, I decided to use a beef rump roast. You could use a chuck roast or center cut sirloin roast. I decided to go with a rump roast because it’s a more compact cut of meat and fits better into my 6-quart Instant Pot. I still get the same amount of meat but in a smaller shape. I based this recipe off my Slow Cooker Pot Roast. The ingredients may sound a little odd but I promise that they create the most flavorful pot roast!

Perfect Instant Pot Roast with gravy shown on a brown and white plate.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • beef rump roast
  • salt and pepper
  • little/baby potatoes
  • baby carrots
  • water
  • packet ranch dressing mix
  • packet brown gravy mix
  • packet Italian dressing mix
  • minced garlic
Instant Pot, beef roast, Little Potatoes, carrots, garlic, water, brown gravy mix, ranch dressing mix, Italian dressing mix.

HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT POT ROAST:

First, brown the roast. This step is optional but I think it not only gives it added flavor but also gives it a golden brown color. Using the “Saute” option on the Instant Pot, pour olive oil into the bottom of the insert. Allow the pot to heat up for several minutes. You want it nice and hot.

saute option on Instant Pot, drizzle oil in to the insert.

Pat the roast with paper towels to dry (this will help the roast to brown.) Season roast with salt and pepper. Place roast into the bottom of heated 6-quart Instant Pot. Brown one side then flip over and brown the other side. Then hit the cancel button on the pressure cooker. 

browning beef rump roast in instant pot.

Add in the little potatoes around the roast.

adding baby potatoes to pot roast into electric pressure cooker.

Then add in the baby carrots.

baby carrots, Little Potatoes and beef rump roast added to electric pressure cooker insert.

In a bowl (or large measuring cup) whisk together water with dry mixes (ranch dressing mix, brown gravy mix, Italian dressing mix) along with the minced garlic.

whisk together brown gravy mix, ranch dressing mix, Italian dressing mix and minced garlic.

Pour this mixture into the Instant Pot.

gravy mix poured over beef rump roast, carrots and potatoes in Instant Pot.

Place lid on top of Instant Pot (making sure it clicks to lock.) Turn the valve to “Sealing.” It won’t come to pressure if you forget that step.

Instant Pot, electric pressure cooker, sealing.

Press the “Pressure Cook” button, then set the timer for 1 hour. The display will say “On.” It will take about 10-15 minutes for the pot to come up to pressure. Then it will begin the one hour cooking time.

instant pot roast cook time, 60 minutes.

After it is finished cooking, allow the pot to release the steam naturally. That means you aren’t going to turn the valve to “venting.” That is called a quick pressure release. I like it to release naturally so it will continue to cook as it slowly releases the pressure. The pot will automatically go to a “Keep Warm” setting.

Instant Pot Float Valve.

You’ll know it has released all the pressure when the silver float valve has gone all the way back down. It’s only then the Instant Pot will allow you to open the lid. This is a safety setting. Once all the pressure is released, you can release the lid. Carefully remove the pot roast, potatoes and carrots and set them aside on a platter.

Electric Pressure Cooker Beef Pot Roast, baby potatoes and baby carrots.

To thicken the gravy:
Turn the Instant Pot to the “Saute” setting.

saute option on Instant Pot, drizzle oil in to the insert.

In a bowl, whisk together corn starch and water.

cornstarch slurry to thicken gravy.

Pour this mixture into the Instant Pot. Stir well. Allow the mixture to come up to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally. Once gravy has thickened, turn off Instant Pot and serve!

thickened beef gravy poured over beef pot roast made in the Instant Pot.

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Perfect Instant Pot Roast (electric pressure cooker recipe)

Instant Pot Pot Roast (+Video)

This Instant Pot Pot Roast with carrots and potatoes is so tender and makes its own flavorful gravy! It's an entire meal made in the pressure cooker!
4.86 from 21 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Pressure Release: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pounds beef rump roast
  • 3 Tablespoons oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1.5 pounds little/baby potatoes
  • 1 ½ cups baby carrots
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 1 packet brown gravy mix
  • 1 packet Italian dressing mix
  • 1 ½ teaspoon minced garlic

To thicken gravy: (optional)

  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons water

Instructions

  • First, brown the roast. Using the “Saute” option on the Instant Pot, pour olive oil into the bottom of the insert. Allow the pot to heat up for several minutes until it gets nice and hot.
  • Pat the roast dry with paper towels (this will help the roast to brown.) Season roast with salt and pepper. Place roast into the bottom of heated 6-quart Instant Pot. Brown one side then flip over and brown the other side. Then hit the cancel button on the pressure cooker.
  • Pour the Boomer Gold Little Potatoes and baby carrots around the browned roast.
  • In a bowl (or large measuring cup) whisk together water with dry mixes (ranch dressing mix, brown gravy mix, Italian dressing mix) along with the minced garlic.
  • Pour this gravy mixture over the roast, Little Potatoes and carrots.
  • Place lid on top of Instant Pot (making sure it clicks to lock.) Turn the valve to “Sealing.” It won’t come to pressure if you forget that step.
  • Press the “Pressure Cook” button, then set the timer for 1 hour. The display will say “On.” It will take about 10-15 minutes for the pot to come up to pressure. Then it will begin the one hour cooking time.
  • Allow the pressure to release naturally. The pot will automatically go to a “Keep Warm” setting.
  • You’ll know it has released all the pressure when the silver float valve has gone all the way back down. It’s only then the Instant Pot will allow you to open the lid. This is a safety setting. Once all the pressure is released, you can release the lid. 
  • Carefully remove the pot roast, potatoes and carrots and set them aside on a platter.

To thicken the gravy:

  • Turn the Instant Pot to the “Saute” setting.
  • In a bowl, whisk together corn starch and water.
  • Pour this mixture into the Instant Pot. Stir well. Allow the mixture to come up to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally. Once gravy has thickened, turn off Instant Pot and serve!

Video

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 16g | Sodium: 1018mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g

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“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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25 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Brandie, I made this for my husband to take to work to feed six hungry guys. I was afraid this might not be enough so I made both the instant pot and the crock pot version, then combined them. It was a tremendous hit. They all had 3 servings. And I thought it was the best thing I had ever put in my mouth. Thank you so much. You are now my official go to recipe lady. And I love your little video recipe “box” on the side. After watching I want to make them all. Thank you so much!!!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe was so easy and delicious. Eating it for the second night as leftovers and can’t get enough. The meat is tender and veggies cooked perfectly. Thanks so much for this amazing recipe. Definitely one to save!

  3. Brandi, I love your recipes and the roast recipe was what got me to finally get an Instant Pot. As I was getting ready to put it together, I noticed that the recipe calls to press the Pressure Cook button but my instant pot (IP-LUX) doesn’t have that button. This is my first attempt at something and i don’t want to ruin the pot or the food! Can you or one of your readers help with what I need to do? Thsnks!!!

    1. Hi Chris, I can’t say I am familiar with the IP Lux, but looking at the photos of the buttons, I believe you will press the “Manual” button and then set the time. Perhaps there is someone on here that is familiar with your model that can maybe also clarify! 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Finally a beef roast recipe for the instant pot that comes out perfect! I had to sub beefy onion soup mix for the ranch dressing mix. Delicious!

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve made the slow cooker version of this recipe, and it’s our family (8) favorite. The packets of dry mixes sound strange, but I PROMISE, the flavor is amazing! I actually searched to see if the recipe had been Instant Pot adapted. Can’t wait to try this version!! Thank you!!

  6. 5 stars
    My very first instant pot experience and it’s fantastic! I would not be surprised to find the Mr sneaking a bowl for a midnight snack later after his super sized supper. Thank you for sharing

  7. 5 stars
    I’ll never make roast in the slow cooker again! This whole dish turned out perfectly right down to the gravy, which you wouldn’t even necessarily need because the meat is so tender. It was hit with whole family????

  8. 5 stars
    I just made this for dinner tonight for my IP’s inaugural run. OMG, DELICIOUS!!!!!! I will never cook a roast dinner in my crock pot again!! Thank you so much for the recipe.

  9. 5 stars
    This was my first meal in the instant pot and it is FANTASTIC!!! I cannot say enough. I have the 8 quart Duo8, and I used a 3.79 lb roast, so I set at 1 hour, 10 minutes and it is Perfect!!! Thanks so much!!!

  10. 5 stars
    Looks so yummy!!! I don’t have an Instant Pot/pressure cooker. Do you think this could be made in my Ninja slow cooker? If so, how long on low. I love how my favorite pot roast recipes come out in my Ninja.. This one would make a great addition…..Thanks…..

      1. 5 stars
        Thank you, Brandie. This will be the recipe I will use for my next pot roast. I always put the potatoes and carrots on top when slow cooking for the same reason you mentioned. Will let you know how it comes out!!!