Sunday Fun Day Pot Roast In The Instant Pot

August 26, 2018thetipsyhousewife

If you’re in the Midwest like me, you are probably sweating to death while reading this. Even though it is hot, and the humidity is at 150%, the reality is Fall is coming. Regardless of the heat I have nothing but Fall comfort foods on my mind. As a child I despised pot roast, but now it is one of those things I crave. It is such a great Sunday dinner and makes great leftovers to bring for lunch or to have during a busy work week. If you are home cooling off, make your Sunday a fun day by making this pot roast in your instant pot. IF you don’t have an instant pot, you can make this in the crock, on low for 6 to 8 hours and toss the dumplings in for the last hour of cooking.


Here is all you need:

  • 1 3 to 5 lb Chuck Roast
  • 1 Onion Soup Packet
  • 2 Packets of Brown Gravy
  • 2 Medium Yellow Onions, Quartered
  • 4 to 6 Carrots, Peeled and Sliced
  • 2 White Potatoes, Peeled and Quarterd
  • 2 C of Beef Broth
  • 1 T Garlic Powder
  • 1 T Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Package of Chateau Foods Potato Dumplings

This recipe couldn’t be easier. This is for the Instant Pot, if you do not have one, follow the same steps for a crock and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Toss the dumplings in at the end. If you want to make this in your oven, place all the ingredients in a covered casserole and bake at 350 degrees for about 2 hours. Boil your dumplings according to the package and add to the dish when serving. For the instant pot, it is two steps:

  • Place everything in your instant pot except for the dumplings.
  • Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • Release the steam.
  • Separate the potato dumplings and place throughout the pot.
  • Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • Release the steam and serve!

This recipe was fantastic. We enjoyed this for dinner and I made sandwiches with the leftover meat for lunches for the week. The potato dumplings in the gravy add an amazing texture and layer of flavor and also help thicken up your gravy. This can even be a weeknight meal since it takes less than 40 minutes to prepare. Instant pot recipes are the best. You can throw it in your crock in the morning and come home to a hearty meal as well.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!

For another great recipe, check out my recipe for the Best Chicken Breasts Ever


*This post was sponsored by Chateau Foods Inc. however my bod was built on dumplings and my opinions are all my own.

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