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Instant Pot Chuck Roast Recipe: Tender & Juicy

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This instant pot chuck roast is my go-to comfort food. Tender, juicy, and packed with flavor, it's a hearty meal that always hits the spot. Cooking it is a breeze too!

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I'm about to share one of my all-time favorites - the instant pot chuck roast. This succulent, melt-in-your-mouth recipe is comfort food at its finest. Spiced up with classic flavors like onion, garlic, thyme, and a dash of Worcestershire sauce, it's a dish that just screams home-cooked satisfaction. It's easy, it's tasty - it might just become your next go-to meal!

Ingredients for a Delicious Chuck Roast in the Instant Pot

  • Chuck roast: Tender and flavorful cut of meat that becomes melt-in-your-mouth delicious when cooked low and slow.
  • Olive oil: Adds richness and helps to sear the chuck roast, enhancing the overall flavor and texture of the dish.
  • Onion: Provides a savory sweetness and depth of flavor to the dish, complementing the richness of the chuck roast.
  • Garlic: Adds a pungent and aromatic flavor that enhances the overall taste profile of the dish.
  • Beef broth: Infuses the chuck roast with rich beefy flavor and keeps the meat moist during the cooking process.
  • Worcestershire sauce: Adds a savory umami depth and a hint of tanginess to the dish, enhancing the overall flavor profile.
  • Dried thyme: Adds a subtle earthy and floral note to the dish, complementing the richness of the chuck roast.

Essential Tools for Making a Mouth-Watering Chuck Roast

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the chuck roast to tender perfection in a fraction of the time.
  • Tongs: Needed for searing the chuck roast and flipping it without losing its juices.
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Instant Pot Chuck Roast Recipe: Tender & Juicy

This Instant Pot Chuck Roast recipe yields a tender and juicy roast that is perfect for a hearty family meal. With a preparation time of just 15 minutes and a cooking time of 1 hour and 30 minutes, you can have a delicious meal ready in under 2 hours.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 450 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Tongs

Ingredients
  

Main Ingredients

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

Instructions
 

  • Season the chuck roast with salt and pepper.
  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and heat the olive oil.
  • Sear the chuck roast on all sides until browned. Remove and set aside.
  • Add onions and garlic to the pot, sauté until softened.
  • Pour in beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme. Stir well.
  • Return the chuck roast to the pot.
  • Close the lid, set to high pressure for 60 minutes.
  • Natural release for 15 minutes, then quick release.
  • Remove the chuck roast, slice, and serve with the gravy.

Notes

For an even richer flavor, consider adding a splash of red wine to the broth mixture. Serve with mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

Nutrition

Calories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 35gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 600mgPotassium: 700mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Beef, Chuck Roast, Instant Pot
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Prep Now, Enjoy Later: Make-Ahead and Freezing Tips

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the chuck roast as per the recipe instructions.
  • Once cooked and cooled, store the chuck roast in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in the oven or on the stovetop before serving.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the chuck roast to cool completely.
  • Place in a freezer-safe container or bag, removing as much air as possible.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Chuck roast is a tough cut of meat but when cooked in an Instant Pot, it becomes tender and flavorful in a fraction of the time compared to traditional cooking methods.

Common Questions About Preparing an Instant Pot Chuck Roast

FAQ:
Can I use a different cut of meat for this recipe?
While chuck roast works best for this recipe, you can also use cuts like brisket or round roast for similar results.
How can I make the gravy thicker?
To thicken the gravy, you can mix cornstarch with water and stir it into the pot after cooking until the desired consistency is reached.
Can I add vegetables to this recipe?
Yes, you can add vegetables like carrots, potatoes, and celery to the pot before cooking for a complete meal.
How long can I store the leftovers?
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
Can I cook this recipe without an instant pot?
Yes, you can make this recipe in a slow cooker by adjusting the cooking time to low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-6 hours.

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