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Easily throw everything into the Instant Pot for only 80 minutes of cooking time. Then, the chuck roast comes out super tender and delicious.

(Last Updated On: February 16, 2023)

This is a delicious Instant Pot chuck roast recipe you can make in only 80 minutes of cooking time. It is an easy recipe to follow, and when it’s done, the chuck roast is so tender, and the added seasonings give it so much flavor. It is one of those classic recipes your whole family will love.

A melt-in-your-mouth boneless beef chuck roast that you and your family are going to love, especially the chef, with all ingredients cooked in one pot making the kitchen clean-up time a breeze. Some more easy one-pot dinners in our recipe collection are chili, spaghetti, cabbage rolls, and hamburger soup with cabbage and potatoes.

Chuck Roast on a plate.

🍴 Key Ingredients

Beef and Vegetables

  • 3 to 5 pounds of beef chuck roast
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil or your choice of vegetable oil
  • 3 Yukon gold potatoes
  • 3 red potatoes
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 small bag of raw baby carrots
  • A can of corn
  • 1 can of green beans

Seasonings

Some of the ingredients for the beef broth seasoning mixture.
Some of the ingredients for the beef broth seasoning mixture.

About 3 to 5 pounds of boneless chuck roast will be sufficient for this recipe. This is a good-looking cut of beef we bought, with hardly any fat and it is nice and thick. We usually always buy the best cut of meat we can find.

Between three to five pounds of chuck roast on a cutting board.
Between three to five pounds of chuck roast on a cutting board.

👩‍🍳 How to Make Chuck Roast in the Instant Pot (Step-by-Step Instructions with Detailed Photos)

Step 1. Add the Olive Oil to the Instant Pot

Add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the bottom of the Instant Pot. We used olive oil, but other vegetable oil can be substituted.

One tablespoon oil olive oil is added to the instant pot.
One tablespoon oil olive oil is added to the instant pot.

Step 2. Cut the Chuck Roast into Chunks

The next step is the cut the chuck roast into large chunks. We make them block-sized chunks and place the chunks of roast into the bottom of the pot.

Cut the chuck roast into big chunks and place them in the Instant Pot.
Cut the chuck roast into big chunks and place them in the Instant Pot.

Step 3. Brown the Chunks of Chuck Roast

Set the Instant Pot on sauté and brown the chunks of chuck roast on all sides for approximately 10 minutes. It is okay if some pink is still showing in the meat.

Sauté the chuck roast on all sides until brown. Okay if some pink still showing.
Sauté the chuck roast on all sides until brown. Okay if some pink still showing.

Step 4. Cut the Yellow Potatoes

In the meantime, while the chunks of beef roast are browning, wash the potatoes. Then, cut the Yukon gold potatoes in fourths leaving the skins on the potatoes.

Pro Tip: You can substitute your favorite kind of potatoes and remove the peeling if you want. For example, baby potatoes would be an easy alternative to use in this recipe.

Cut the Yukon gold potatoes in fourths.
Cut the Yukon gold potatoes in fourths.

Step 5. Cut the Red Potatoes

Do the same for the 3 red potatoes, cutting them into fourths and leaving the skins on, unless, as mentioned before, you can peel the potatoes if you prefer.

Cut the red potatoes in fourths.
Cut the red potatoes in fourths.

Step 6. Add the Potatoes to the Instant Pot

Place all of the potatoes over the top of the roast in the Instant Pot.

Put all of the potatoes in the Instant Pot with the browned chuck roast.
Put all of the potatoes in the Instant Pot with the browned chuck roast.

Step 7. Cut the Onion

Take the yellow onion and cut it into chunks. You can also cut the onions however you want to, but the smaller you cut them, the mushier they become.

Cut up one yellow onion.
Cut up one yellow onion.

Step 8. Add the Onions to the Instant Pot

Scatter the onions on top and all around the potatoes and together with the chuck roast in the Instant Pot.

Put the onions on top of the potatoes.
Put the onions on top of the potatoes.

Step 9. Prepare the Beef Broth

Let’s make the beef broth mixture. In a large bowl, mix 4 cups of beef broth together with 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.

Then, add 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper together with the beef broth mixture and pour the mixture over the chuck roast, potatoes, and onions.

Pour the beef broth mixture over the roast, potatoes, and onions.
Pour the beef broth mixture over the roast, potatoes, and onions.

Step 10. Cook the Chuck Roast

Now it’s time for the pressure cooking. Put the Instant Pot lid on, push the manual button on the Instant Pot, and then set it on high pressure for 70 minutes. For some models of Instant Pots, high pressure is the only option, but if you have a choice between a high and a low-pressure setting, choose high.

Set instant pot on manual for seventy minutes.
Set the Instant Pot on manual for 70 minutes.

Step 11. Add the Carrots, Corn, and Green Beans

After the chuck roast has cooked for 70 minutes, let the Instant Pot do its natural release. Then, add 1 small bag of raw baby carrots, 1 can of corn, and 1 can of green beans together with the roast, potatoes, and onions. Let the carrots, corn, and green beans stay on top of the roast, potatoes, and onions.

After seventy minutes, add the raw baby carrots, corn, and green beans.
After 70 minutes, add the raw baby carrots, corn, and green beans.

Step 12. Cook for Another 10 Minutes

Put the lid back on the Instant Pot, then press the manual button and set it for another 10 minutes to make the raw baby carrots tender, and to heat the corn and the green beans.

If, however, you are using big long raw carrots, additional time will be needed to get the carrots done. Adjust the manual cook time by 15 minutes or so instead of 10 minutes, and then check to see if the carrots are tender. Or another option would be to cut the whole carrots into smaller pieces.

The Instant Pot is set on manual for 10 more minutes.
The Instant Pot is set on manual for 10 more minutes.

Step 13. Take the Lid off and Serve

After the last 10 minutes, do another quick release and take the lid off the Instant Pot. Then, the chuck roast is ready to serve.

Finished pot roast in the Instant Pot.
Finished pot roast in the Instant Pot.

✨ Recipe Variations

  • After removing the roast and vegetables from the Instant Pot, add some flour or cornstarch to the beef stock that is left in the pot to make some flavorful gravy. Add enough flour or make a cornstarch slurry (cornstarch mixed with water) until the liquid is thickened to your liking. The beef stock has already been seasoned with the ingredients in this recipe, but you can add extra seasonings and extra beef broth to the gravy.
  • Add other vegetables to the Instant Pot such as cabbage, asparagus, celery, or fresh whole green beans instead of canned.
  • Exclude the vegetables from this recipe if you prefer to do so.

🙋 FAQs

What Do I Do With Leftover Pot Roast?

Put any leftover pot roast in the refrigerator for about 3 days. The next night for dinner you can reheat it in the Instant Pot for a few minutes just enough to get it hot. For the next couple of days after that, you can have roast beef sandwiches and your favorite soup for lunch or dinner. After that, either freeze any leftover roast for later use or toss it in the trash.

Can I Freeze Leftover Pot Roast?

Yes, you can freeze the cooked meat part of the leftover pot roast for about 4 months or so in an airtight container that is safe for the freezer. I use ziplock bags. I freeze the leftover roast all the time, then, when I want some cooked roast beef, I bring out a package and let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight, and the next day for lunch or dinner, we have roast beef sandwiches with mustard on them. So good!

However, I have never put the leftover potatoes, carrots, and green beans into the freezer after they have already been cooked in the pot roast, just the cooked roast by itself. So I can not say from experience how that would work out. It seems to me that after thawing the vegetables, they would be a bit on the mushy side though.

Chuck roast on a plate with potatoes, onions, carrots, corn, and green beans.
Chuck roast on a plate with potatoes, onions, carrots, corn, and green beans.

💡 Final Thoughts

This tender pot roast is ready to serve with a flavorful beef broth seasoning mixture, potatoes, carrots, corn, onions, and green beans. If you are looking for comfort foods, this is an easy recipe to make to satisfy that craving. And the best parts are it’s a meal in itself, it tastes fantastic, and there’s little time spent in the kitchen, except when it’s time to eat it. Don’t forget that it only takes a fraction of the time to cook in the Instant Pot as compared to cooking a beef pot roast in the oven. Enjoy!

Chuck roast on a plate with potatoes, onions, carrots, corn, and green beans.

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📄 Recipe Card

Easy Instant Pot Chuck Roast and Potatoes

Chuck Roast (Instant Pot)

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Easily throw everything into the Instant Pot for only 80 minutes of cooking time. Then, the chuck roast comes out super tender and delicious.
5 from 3 votes
Cost $20
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings 6

🫕 Equipment

🧂 Ingredients
  

  • 3-5 pounds chuck roast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (can substitute other cooking oil)
  • 3 Yukon gold potatoes
  • 3 red potatoes
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 small bag of raw carrots
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 1 can cut green beans

Beef Broth Seasoning Mixture Ingredients

👩‍🍳 Instructions
 

  • Cut the chuck roast in big chunks.
  • Add the olive oil to the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Set Instant Pot on saute. Brown the chuck roast for about 10 minutes. A little bit of pink can still show in the meat.
  • Cut the potatoes and onion into chunks. Add the potatoes and then the onions to the Instant Pot. Skins are left on the potatoes, but you can peel them if you prefer to do so.
  • Mix in a bowl the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, corn starch, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Pour this mixture over the top of the onions, potatoes, and chuck roast.
  • Set Instant Pot on manual for 70 minutes.
  • After 70 minutes, add the raw baby carrots, corn, and green beans. Keep the carrots, corn, and green beans on top of the roast, potatoes, and onions.
  • Set on manual for another 10 minutes. This will make the baby carrots tender, and heat up the corn, and green beans.

*️⃣ Recipe Notes

  • If you use the bigger longer raw carrots, manual time may have to be adjusted by 5 minutes or so.
  • Chuck roast with all of the added ingredients is really a meal in itself, but you could have a buttered roll, a lettuce salad, or fresh vegetables as a side dish.
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