The first Instant Pot recipe I want to share is my Perfect Pot Roast, a Sunday family favorite, which cooks in half the time
(sometimes even less!)
Instant Pots are everywhere! They’re a cooking appliance known as a “Multi Cooker” which means it has several different functions, it's most notable (and useful, in my experience) being a pressure cooker. I have to say, I was a bit of
a latecomer to the Instant Pot world. I am generally resistant to new electronic cooking appliances because I’m a bit old school-New school and love a dutch oven and slow cookers. But then saw this beautiful floral Instant Pot and became an IP evangelist.
I’ve slowly but surely come to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.
Here’s how it’s done!
Sear the roast before you cook it, so hit the “saute” button. This heats the bottom of the insert. While it heats up, season a chuck roast with salt and pepper.
When the Instant Pot is ready to saute, it will say “Hot!” Pour in a little oil and throw in the roast!
It’ll start to smoke and steam. It gets hot in there! Not quite as hot as a heated cast iron… But definitely hot enough to brown the surface of the meat.