Apple Cider Pepper Pot Roast (Pressure Cooker Recipe)


Beef lovingly saturated with spices, fresh thyme, and bay leaves is pressurized in a delightful hearty gravy made up of fresh veggies, apple cider and wine. Absolutely delicious!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 1 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 16 mins
8 servings


  • 1 large red onion, quartered

  • 4 stalks celery, cut into large chunks

  • 8 baby carrots

  • 4 ounces mushrooms, halved, or more to taste

  • 6 cloves garlic

  • 1 (2 1/2 pound) beef chuck pot roast

  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided

  • kosher salt to taste

  • ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup sweet red wine

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • cup apple cider

  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 4 fresh bay leaves


  1. Place onion, celery, baby carrots, mushrooms, and garlic in a food processor; pulse to coarsely chop.

  2. Coat roast generously with 2 tablespoons olive oil; season both sides with salt and black pepper.

  3. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat. Cook roast until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer roast to a large plate.

  4. Place chopped vegetable mixture in the pressure cooker; cook and stir until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in wine and cook until flavors combine, about 1 minute. Pour in broth and apple cider. Stir in thyme and bay leaves into sauce. Place roast back in the cooker; spoon sauce to cover roast as much as possible.

  5. Cover and cook at high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions, 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from heat and allow pressure to release naturally according to manufacturer's instructions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

300 Calories
22g Fat
5g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 300
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 310mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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