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Pressure-Cooker Mushroom Pot Roast

Packed with wholesome veggies and tender beef, this is one company-special entree that will delight all ages. Serve mashed potatoes alongside to soak up every last drop of the beefy gravy. —Angie Stewart, Topeka, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 65 min. + releasing
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups dry red wine or reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1-1/2 pounds sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 2-1/2 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup chopped peeled parsnips
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrots
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional


  • Halve roast; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Select saute or browning setting on a 8-qt. electric pressure cooker. Adjust for medium heat; add 1-1/2 teaspoons oil. When oil is hot, brown a roast half on all sides. Remove; repeat with remaining beef and 1-1/2 teaspoons oil. Add wine to pressure cooker. Cook 2 minutes, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Press cancel. Return beef to pressure cooker.
  • Add mushrooms, onions, broth, tomato sauce, parsnips, celery, carrots, garlic, bay leaves, thyme and chili powder. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 60 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes; quick-release any remaining pressure. A thermometer inserted in beef should read at least 160°.
  • Remove meat and vegetables to a serving platter; keep warm. Discard bay leaves. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer back to pressure cooker. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Select saute setting and adjust for low heat. Simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Serve with mashed potatoes, meat and vegetables. If desired, top with chopped parsley.
  • Freeze option: Place roast and vegetables in freezer containers; top with cooking juices. Cool and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, stirring gently and adding a little broth if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounces cooked beef with 2/3 cup vegetables and 1/2 cup gravy: 316 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 373mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.


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  • Jamie
    Jun 9, 2020

    This comes out good every time. To those doubting the cook time? Don't. Stew, pot roast, corned beef, all take a while in the IP to become as tender and wonderful as they can be. I've made this twice. The second time I had a large beet to use in place of parsnips, and it was great (peel and chop roughly). I didn't have wine but the flavors are very good anyway. Honestly my second roast could have used another 15 minutes for added tenderness. I'll make this as often as I pick up a pot roast.

  • dancingfool
    Jan 27, 2020

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  • Lorri
    Jul 17, 2019

    Flavorful and hearty dinner - and my new go-to pot roast. Quick note on cooking time (based on a previous review): I used a 2.8 lb partially frozen chuck roast cut in 1/2 length wise and set the Instapot for 50 min; I then removed the roast broke each piece into 4ths and removed the fat from the edges; I then put the roast back in with fresh baby bella whole mushrooms on the 'stew' setting for 10 min. It was so tender and flavorful. Slight changes I made to the recipe: I generously seasoned the meat right before searing with: salt, pepper

  • DL
    Apr 15, 2019

    Looks and sounds good BUT, "Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 60 minutes." This MUST be a misprint. 15 minutes would be more like it.