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Crack Pot Roast Recipe: Pressure Cooker and Ninja Foodi Edition Crack Pot Roast Recipe: Pressure Cooker and Ninja Foodi Edition

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Crack Pot Roast Recipe: Pressure Cooker and Ninja Foodi Edition

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This pot roast recipe is my go-to comfort food. Tender, juicy chuck roast, slow-cooked with onions, garlic, and herbs. It's a hearty, flavorful dish that always hits the spot.

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Alright folks, buckle up because we're about to embark on a delicious journey! Picture this: a succulent, fall-apart roast, simmered to perfection right in your own kitchen. Sounds like a dream, right? With my fail-proof, mouthwatering crack pot roast recipe, this dream becomes reality. Forget about fancy ingredients or complex steps, all you need is a good chuck roast, an onion, some garlic and a sprinkling of herbs. So, let's roll up those sleeves and fire up that cooker, because I'm about to walk you through the magic of home-cooked goodness!

Ingredients for the Perfect Pot Roast

  • Chuck roast: Tender and flavorful cut of meat that becomes melt-in-your-mouth delicious when cooked low and slow.
  • Onion: Adds sweetness and depth of flavor to the dish, enhancing the overall taste of the pot roast.
  • Garlic: Infuses the dish with a rich, savory flavor and aroma, complementing the beef and other ingredients perfectly.
  • Beef broth: Provides a rich and savory base for the gravy, adding depth of flavor to the pot roast.
  • Worcestershire sauce: Adds a savory and umami-rich flavor to the dish, enhancing the overall taste of the pot roast.
  • Dried thyme: Adds a subtle earthy and herby flavor to the dish, complementing the beef and other ingredients beautifully.
  • Olive oil: Used for searing the chuck roast and sautéing the onions and garlic, adding richness and depth of flavor.

Essential Tools for Making Crack Pot Roast

  • Pressure cooker: Essential for cooking the chuck roast quickly under pressure, resulting in a tender and flavorful pot roast.
  • Tongs: Needed for flipping and searing the chuck roast to lock in the juices and develop a nice crust.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 lb chuck roast
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Season the chuck roast with salt and pepper.
  2. Set the pressure cooker or Ninja Foodi to sauté mode and heat olive oil.
  3. Sear the chuck roast on all sides until browned, then remove and set aside.
  4. Add onions and garlic to the pot, sauté until softened.
  5. Pour in beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme. Stir to combine.
  6. Return the chuck roast to the pot.
  7. Close the lid and set to pressure cook on high for 60 minutes.
  8. Once done, allow for natural pressure release before opening the lid.
  9. Serve the pot roast with the gravy from the pot.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 450 kcal | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Protein: 35 g | Total Fat: 32 g | Saturated Fat: 12 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 120 mg | Sodium: 600 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Calcium: 50 mg | Potassium: 700 mg | Iron: 4 mg | Vitamin A: 100 µg | Vitamin C: 5 mg

Tips for Making Crack Pot Roast Ahead of Time and Freezing

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the chuck roast as per the recipe instructions.
  • Once cooked, let the pot roast cool completely.
  • Store the pot roast in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the pot roast to cool completely.
  • Place the pot roast in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Seal tightly, label with the date, and freeze for up to 3 months.

Chuck roast is a tough cut of meat that benefits from long, slow cooking to break down the connective tissues and become tender.

Common Questions About Preparing Pot Roast

FAQ:
How long does it take to cook this crack pot roast recipe?
The crack pot roast recipe takes about 60 minutes of pressure cooking time.
Can I use a different cut of meat for this recipe?
While chuck roast is recommended for this recipe, you can also use other cuts like brisket or round roast.
Do I have to sear the meat before pressure cooking?
Searing the meat before pressure cooking helps to enhance the flavor, but you can skip this step if you're short on time.
Can I add vegetables to the pot roast?
Yes, you can add vegetables like carrots, potatoes, and celery to the pot roast for a complete meal.
How should I store any leftovers?
Store any leftover pot roast in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

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