Asian Pot Roast in an Instant Pot


This Asian-style roast is cooked in an Instant Pot with tamari, ginger, and red bell peppers. Serve with Japanese zucchini and onion.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
1 2-pound chuck roast


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 (2 pound) chuck roast trimmed of excess fat, or more to taste

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • cup water

  • ¼ cup tamari

  • 15 drops liquid stevia

  • 1 beef bouillon cube

  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into strips

  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder

  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Sauté function. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in the pot. Sear chuck roast in hot oil until brown on all sides, about 10 minutes. Remove roast and set aside. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pot. Cook and stir onion, ginger, garlic, salt, and pepper in hot oil until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add water, tamari, stevia, and bouillon.

  2. Return roast to the pot. Close and lock the lid; set pressure to High and set the timer for 60 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions for 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Remove roast to a plate.

  4. Add red bell peppers to the pot and whisk in arrowroot. Set to Sauté mode; cook and stir until sauce is thickened and bell peppers are softened, about 5 minutes.

  5. Return roast to the pot; stir until heated through, about 3 minutes more. Top with chopped cilantro.


You can use coconut aminos instead of tamari if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

337 Calories
24g Fat
10g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 337
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 882mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 55mg 273%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 344mg 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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