Instant Pot Old-Fashioned Pot Roast with Gravy & Vegetables is the best pot roast I’ve ever made. This easy, one-pot dinner is a family favorite!



  1. 3 pound chuck roast
  2. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  3. 1 cup brown or yellow onion, diced
  4. 14.5 ounces low-sodium beef broth
  5. 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  6. 2 bay leaves
  7. 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  8. 6 red potatoes, cut into quarters
  9. 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  10. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  11. 1/4 cup water
  12. Salt and pepper


  1. Remove roast from package and pat dry with a paper towel. Season liberally with salt and pepper on all sides.
  2. Turn your Instant Pot on to saute. Once hot, add the vegetable oil to the vessel. Place the roast in the hot pan and sear on each side for 5 minutes until browned. Remove the roast to a plate and set aside.
  3. Add onions to the vessel. Cook for 3 minutes until softened. Stir occasionally, scraping the brown bits off the bottom of the pan. 
  4. Add the beef broth, tomato paste, and bay leaves to the onions. Stir until the tomato paste is incorporated. Add the roast back to the pan. Cover and lock the lid in place. With the valve on sealing, use the manual option to set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 75 minutes.
  5. Once the cooking is done. Let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes. Then do a quick release of the remaining pressure. (I use a kitchen towel when moving the valve to prevent steam burns.) Take the roast out of the pan and place it on a plate or cutting board. Cover with foil and set aside.
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