This recipe for Instant Pot Pot Roast with Balsamic Gravy comes from Natalie Perry’s newest cookbook, The Big Book of Paleo Pressure Cooking! Check out this mouth-watering recipe and a review of Natalie’s book right here, right now!
I’m so excited to share this recipe for Instant Pot Pot Roast with you, not only because shredded beef is one of my favorite foods ever, but also because it’s comin’ atcha from Natalie Perry’s new cookbook, The Big Book of Paleo Pressure Cooking.
You may remember Natalie’s first cookbook, The Big Book of Paleo Slow Cooking from my Crock Pot Citrus Pork Chili with Mango post last year. She’s seriously an absolute rock star at recipe development in general and I’m amazed by her ability to generate such easy yet creative and delicious one-pot meals.
The way I see it, The Big Book of Paleo Pressure Cooking is perfect for the pressure cooking newbie to the pressure cooking maven. I’m still fairly new to my Instant Pot, and have found Natalies recipes to be so easy to follow. AND THEY’RE ALL SO GOOD! <- sorry to yell at your face.
The Big Book of Paleo Pressure Cooking includes an introduction that gives you the full rundown on how a pressure cooker (any brand, not just Instant Pot!) works.
My mom recently told me she has trauma from her childhood when her mother left their pressure cooker for too long, and the lid blew off, creating a huge mess.
Rest assured, you don’t need to worry about such things with modern electric pressure cookers, AND Natalie’s book will lead you to the ultimate understanding on how to use it.
In addition to the complete guide to Pressure Cooking 101, Natalie’s book includes Appetizers, Drinks, Soups, Main Dishes (Beef, Turkey, Pork), Side Dishes, and even Desserts.
Aside from this crazy tasty pot roast, I’m jonesing to make:
- Smokey Turkey Meatballs with BBQ Sauce
- Turmeric Detox Broth
- Creamy Southwest Chicken Soup
- Zuppa Toscana
- Easy Coconut Lime Chicken Curry
- Chipotle Shredded Taco Beef
- Gyro-Inspired Shredded Beef and Tzatziki Sauce
- Tex-Mex Meatloaf and Nacho Cheeze Sauce
…and so, so much more.
Let us discuss this pot roast.
You guys, it’s just so simple. There is hardly any prep involved, and the end result is this tender, flavorful fall-apart meat that will instantly become a staple in your home.
Serving options? I ate the pot roast with spaghetti squash and found it to be just the perfect meal. You can also serve it up with roasted vegetables, rice, gluten-free pasta, vegetable noodles, etc.
Be sure to check out The Big Book of Paleo Pressure Cooking on Amazon!
And now… that pot roast!
Instant Pot Pot Roast with Balsamic Gravy
Instant Pot Pot Roast with Balsamic Gravy is a flavorful meal to share with family
- 2 Tbsp avocado oil
- 1 2 to 3-pound beef roast
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup sweet onion, diced *
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbsp garlic, minced *
- 1 Tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes
- 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 2/3 cup beef broth
- 1 Tbsp tapioca flour
- Turn the cooker to the high saute setting and add the avocado oil to the pot.
- Cut the roast into 2 or 3 large pieces. Sprinkle the sea salt over the meat. Put the roast pieces into the pot and sear on two sides, 3-4 minutes each. Turn the cooker off.
- Add the onion to the pot. Whisk together the vinegar, garlic, and tomato paste and then pour it over the beef. Sprinkle the black pepper and red pepper flakes on the meat and lay the rosemary on top.
- Close the lid and the steam valve. Set the cooker to high pressure for 60 minutes. Let all the pressure release naturally 0 this should take 15 to 20 minutes.
- Transfer the beef to a large plate and break it up into large 2 to 3-inch pieces.
- Turn the cooker to high saute. Whisk together the beef broth and tapioca flour and while whisking the pot juices, slowly add the broth slurry. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the juices become bubbly and slightly thickened into a gravy.
- Serve the beef with the gravy (mashed potatoes are highly recommended here).
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g
Tuesday 5th of February 2019
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Tuesday 5th of February 2019
Why the asterisks next to the onions and garlic? Very confusing. Nothing in notes as far as I can tell.
Thursday 27th of December 2018
Made this recipe on Christmas Day with my brand new Instant Pot. I am a little unclear still on the pressure being open/closed/natural release etc. This recipe calls for "Let all the pressure release naturally 0 this should take 15 to 20 minutes." The cooker went to L with numbers counting up...I did not see anything happening. After 17 minutes, we did a quick release and continued. Just need more practice with it and love this website and recipes. This recipe however had too strong a vinegar flavor that was really over powering. I think a 1/4 cup would be better. I had to use a lot more flour to thicken juices since the roast made a lot. Overall, great recipe and looking forward to the Short Rib recipe next. Thanks!
Wednesday 12th of December 2018
I just made this! It is delicious! I also threw in some carrots, mushrooms, and celery and used a can of crushed tomatoes because I didn't have tomato paste.
Brittany Audra @ Audra's Appetite
Monday 10th of December 2018
I haven't made a pot roast in forever! I love the idea of adding balsamic vinegar. Do you think this could be made in the crock pot?