12 Top-Rated Chuck Roast Recipes for the Instant Pot

Instant Pot® Pot Roast
Photo: fabeverydayblog

At the first sign of autumn, we clamor for the comfort foods. And chuck roast is right at the top of our must-make list, for savory stews and beautiful beefy pot roasts. Typically, chuck loves a long, luxurious, slow simmer. But that's time we don't always have. Luckily, when we're pinched, we reach for the Instant Pot®. It's a time machine, that Instant Pot, delivering comforting chuck roast classics to us without delay. Here's a quick collection of our favorite Instant Pot chuck roast recipes, including beef stews, soups, barbacoa, and, of course, the most comforting comfort food of all, beef pot roast in the Instant Pot! Dig in!

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Instant Pot® Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

Instant Pot Pot Roast

A classic meat and potatoes meal. "I usually make a pot roast in the slow cooker, but the Instant Pot made the meat so tasty," says Lela. "The roast was very tender and flavorful. It takes about 20 minutes to prep, 60 minutes to cook, and 20 minutes to cool down -- allow 15 minutes more for the gravy."

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Asian Pot Roast in an Instant Pot®

Asian Pot Roast in an Instant Pot®
Photo by lutzflcat.

A rich pot roast from the Instant Pot that features garlic, ginger, and tamari, thickened with arrowroot. "Definitely a keeper!" says fabeeryday. "The roast was tender and juicy. "

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Mexican Beef and Vegetable Stew

Mexican Beef and Vegetable Stew

Cubes of beef chuck roast go under pressure along with diced tomatoes, crushed red pepper flakes, quartered potatoes, carrots, corn, onion, and classic Mexican seasonings. You'll add coarsely chopped cabbage at the end. "The pressure cooker produces a 'simmered all day' taste in less than an hour," says ," says Baking Nana.

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Instant Pot® Best Beef Stew

a yellow bowl with chunks of beef, mushrooms, potatoes, and carrots

"This beef stew is the ultimate, hearty, melt-in-your mouth comfort food of all, and so easy to make in the Instant Pot® for a simple midweek dinner," says Fioa.

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Instant Pot® Beef Pho

Instant Pot® Beef Pho
Shauna James Ahern

Shauna explains why the Instant Pot is the key to delicious homemade pho. "The secret to pho, the deeply fragrant Vietnamese noodle soup with meat and flavorful toppings, is all in the stock," says Shauna James Ahern. "And nothing makes a better stock than a pressure cooker. Fairly quickly, a pressure cooker brings together all the flavors of meat bones, aromatics, and, in this case, fish sauce and toasted spices, to make a heady broth. With an Instant Pot®, you can boil the bones, saute the aromatics, and finish the dish with 1 pot. To serve, put small bowls containing thinly sliced onion, bean sprouts, limes, and Thai basil on the table. Give your people each a bowl of pho and let them top the soup as they wish."

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Instant Pot® Pot Roast

Instant Pot® Pot Roast

"A tasty family favorite cooked in the Instant Pot®, combining beef chuck, red potatoes, carrots, and herbs," says N8TE.

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Instant Pot® Barbacoa

Instant Pot® Barbacoa
France C

Lightly spicy and extremely easy, browned beef chuck roast combines with softened chile peppers, onions, vinegar, garlic, lime juice, and seasonings. "Serve meat on freshly made corn tortillas with pickled onions and cilantro," says says kdvanwert.

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Instant Pot® Beef Stew

Instant Pot® Beef Stew
Photo by Tammy Lynn.

Browned beef, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, onion, celery, and garlic combine with tomato sauce, beef soup, and cream of mushroom soup, seasoned with horseradish and Worcestershire sauce. "The Instant Pot® is perfect for beef stew and it takes a fraction of the time compared to making it on the stove," says Andre.

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Instant Pot® Beef and Vegetable Soup

Instant Pot® Beef and Vegetable Soup in a blue bowl

This is the recipe that will teach the kids to love turnips! It features cubes of beef chuck roast, turnips, green beans, tomato paste, carrots, onion, celery, and seasonings. Carla Lybarger says, "My two-year-old ate her whole bowl -- all the turnips and beef!"

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Instant Pot® Cranberry-Thyme Pot Roast

Cranberry-Thyme Pot Roast on a red dish
Tammy Lynn

Here's a great holiday pot roast for the Instant Pot. "Cranberry sauce and fresh thyme infuse this beef pot roast with sweet and savory flavors," says Tammy Lynn. "It makes a wonderful gravy that is perfect with mashed potatoes, egg noodles, or rice."

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Instant Pot® Yankee Pot Roast

"For this Instant Pot® recipe, I adapted our recipe for classic Yankee pot roast, using baby carrots and frozen pearl onions to cut down on prep time," says Jill Sander. "Coating the roast with seasoned flour before browning adds flavor and helps thicken the sauce--an important step in a sealed system where water can't evaporate. Spoon the sauce over the beef and vegetables alongside mashed potatoes, buttered egg noodles, or rice."

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Instant Pot® Mississippi Roast

A classic Mississippi pot roast for the Instant Pot with pepperoncini, ranch dressing mix, and onion soup mix. "It is so good easy and flavorful," says Karen Wood-Cox. "I like to add potatoes and carrots so they also have that great flavor. I also make the sauce into gravy after the roast is done. It is so good!"

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