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!
The Best Chuck Roast Recipes for the Instant Pot
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."
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. "
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.
"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.
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."
"A tasty family favorite cooked in the Instant Pot®, combining beef chuck, red potatoes, carrots, and herbs," says N8TE.
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.
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.
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!"
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."