Pioneer Woman Instant Pot Pot Roast

Pioneer Woman Instant Pot Pot Roast

First, we will know about the phrase pot pot in the title; we cannot avoid it! Because it has its own meaning in the title, why it is used. These instant pots are everywhere because it is notably called as a multi cooker for cooking. I can say that I am a person who is very late for this instant pot cooking method. Because I always love old and traditional cooking methods rather than electric appliance cooking. I thought that it would be amazing to share a pioneer woman’s instant pot roast, which I tried last week. 

This is the first recipe that I made in the instant pot, which came out very delicious.

Recipe NamePioneer Woman Instant Pot Pot Roast
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 20 minutes
Additional Time20 minutes (Natural Release)
Total Time1 hour 55 minutes
Servings6 servings

Why pioneer woman’s instant pot pot Roast is so popular 

The pioneer woman’s pot roast has become popular because it is a delicious recipe which is easy to make and requires only some ingredients, which are always available in n pantry. This recipe is designed to make meat more juicy and tender in less cooking time.

Benefits of cooking pot roast in instant pot

Instant pot is treated as multi-cooker because it is used to cook various of dishes in one appliance.

One of the main benefits of the instant pot is that it will reduce the cooking time without sacrificing any flavour.

This is achieved by cooking at unique pressure-cooking functions, which use high pressure to cook meat very quickly.

The end result is perfectly cooked meat that is tender and juicer with bursting flavours in the meat.

How to properly season the meat for optimal flavours 

Marinating meat properly is an essential factor in getting optimal flavours in your pioneer woman’s instant pot roast. Here are some tips to enhance flavours.

Use salt and pepper in limited quantity:season the meat slides with little salt and pepper on both sides, which enhances the natural flavours.

Add herbs and spices : you can also enhance the flavour by rubbing the meat with garlic and onion powder along with some herbs and spices.

Marinate overnight : marination helps to infuse the flavours inside the meat and also helps in tenderizing the meat.

Brown meat before cooking : before starting the cooking process, brown them on all the sides in the instant pot. By browning the meat, it will add a thin crust layer above the meat, which adds a caramelized flavour to the mat. 


  • 3-4 lb beef chuck roast
  • 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper, each freshly ground 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 whole carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 pounds potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3–4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup red wine (optional)

These ingredients measurements need to be adjusted according to number of persons you are serving and personal preference.

Pioneer woman instant pot pot roast : Step-by-step process 

Season the meat 

Pioneer Woman Instant Pot Pot Roast

To start cooking pot roast, season your meat with salt, pepper and other herbs, as we discussed in the above section 

Sauté the meat 

Turn on the sauté function on the instant pot and heat up some oil; after the oil gets heated, add the seasoned meat and cook for 3–4 minutes on each side until it turns into brown colour.

Add veggies and broth 

Remove meat from the instant pot and keep it in a clean plate .now add vegetables like carrots, onions, potatoes, and beef broth into the instant pot. You can also use red wine; it is optional.

Cook the pot roast

Pioneer Woman Instant Pot Pot Roast

Now add the meat into the pot and close the lid .set the pot at high pressure and cook for about 60–90 minutes, depending on your meat size. Once cooking is completed, don’t remove the pressure from the pot; let it release naturally. 


Remove the meat and vegetables from the instant pot and serve hot. You can make a gravy with the leftover juices in the pot.

How to release the pressure and safely open the Instant Pot

After the cooking time for your pioneer woman, instant pot roast has been is very important to release pressure safely before opening the lid of the instant pot. There are two methods to release pressure from the instant pot 

Natural release

This is the most preferred method to release pressure from the instant pot after cooking is completed. This will help to depressurize naturally without causing any injuries.

For naturally depressurizing, keep the instant pot aside for 15–20 minutes undisturbed. 

Quick release 

If you do have enough time to release pressure naturally, use a quick-release method to release pressure.

To quickly release pressure, turn the steam handle release to the “venting” position with the help of a spoon and allow steam to escape.

Tips and recommendations

  1. Season your meat with less salt and pepper 
  2. Browning meat will help to make meat more tender and extra flavour
  3. Add herbs and spices to your meat to add an extra layer.
  4. Marinate meat overnight to make it more tender and flavorful.
  5. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature .
  6. Prefer natural release method to release pressure and safely open instant pot.


Pioneer woman instant pot pot roast recipe is a delicious and comfort food. With the help of instant pot cooking, you will get the same flavour within less time. By following the tips and step-by-step guide above-mentioned, you will make this dish with more confidence.

Give it a try and comment down your feedback.


Which is better pot roast in slow cooker or Instant Pot?

You can use any of these methods to make a delicious pot roast recipe, but the instant pot cooking method generally offers faster cooking than slow cooker.
Ultimately, it depends on your personal choice and cooking needs to choose the method.

How long does it take to cook pot roast in an Instant Pot?

The cooking time for an instant pot depends on two factors, the size of the meat and the required tenderness. For an example, if you have 3 pound meat, then it may take 60–90 minutes.
As the size increase, the time will increase according to is recommended to take smaller cuts of meat to cook fast.

Can I use frozen meat for this recipe?

You can use frozen meat for instant pot recipe, but it is not recommended to choose frozen meat because it will affect the texture and flavor. And also it will take more time to cook when compared with the fresh meat.

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