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Instant Pot French Onion Pot Roast

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Let me tell you guys I’m not a huge meat eater. This Instant Pot French Onion Pot Roast is simply amazing! Tender Juicy Beef smothered in French Onions all done in the Instant Pot! Tastes like it cooked all day in a dutch oven but it was a Quick Instant Pot Pot Roast that everyone will love any day of the week.

There is nothing like an instant pot, pot roast. Done to perfection with tender meat that shreds with the touch of your fork and still full of French Onion flavor. I served mine over mashed potatoes let me tell you it was to die for.

Instant Pot French Onion Pot Roast

French Onion Pot Roast

For this Instant Pot Quick Instant Pot French Onion Pot Roast I did make the mashed potatoes on the stove if you have 2 Instant Pots you can make my Garlic and Rosemary Mashed Potatoes in one when the roast is doing the natural release.

I also have the Ultimate Instant Pot Pot Roast that is made with a Red Wine and cooks right with your potatoes and carrots. Garlic and Parm Asparagus is another great side dish to go with the Instant Pot French Onion Pot Roast.

Instant Pot French Onion Pot Roast

Quick and Easy Instant Pot Roast Recipe

What makes this meal so good is the French Onions cooked under pressure mixed with the beef broth and the seasoning. I used 2 very large white onions. If you have a roast in your fridge or freezer, this recipe right here is going to blow your mind on flavor. 

Slice Onions Thinner for Added Flavor to French Onion Roast 

If you slice your onions nice and thin it will help add more flavor to your french onion roast. They will produce more juices to flavor and tenderize your meat. 

What Is The Best Cut of Roast to Use For French Onion Roast

You are welcome to use any of your favorite roast cuts. I used a top round roast but chuck roast is another very popular roast. I tend to look for a roast that has some sort of marbling. The fat will help to flavor the meat as it cooks, you can always cut it out before serving if you prefer. 

Why Do You Natural Release Your Instant Pot Roast Recipe 

I natural release for twenty minutes to help tenderize the meat. If you do a quick release you will find your roast is less than appealing. It could be very tough. The natural release is going to help break down the beef roast and make it fork tender and juicy. This is a step you can’t skip over. 

Best Way to Store Leftover Instant Pot French Onion Roast 

If you have leftovers just place them in an airtight container and leave in the fridge for up to three days. You can save the onions as well to pile on top of your roast when you go to reheat. I also leave the meat in the juice to help keep it nice and moist as it sits in the fridge. 

Can Instant Pot French Onion Pot Roast Be a Freezer Meal?

Yes, It can. See the notes in the recipe card for instructions. You can freeze the full meal for 3 months prior to cooking. 

 

French Onion Pot Roast Onions

How to Reheat French Onion Roast 

Simply take what you want to serve up and heat in the microwave or even warm up on the stove. If you don’t have a lot of juice add some broth into the pan and warm up on low heat so it doesn’t try out be roast. 

Then serve as normal! 

As you can see this recipe is really rather easy. Give it a try if you want something more than the classic pot roast and vegetables! This Instant Pot recipe is one I have used for years! 

How to Freeze Instant Pot French Onion Pot Roast to cook later:

French Onion Roast

Freezer Meal Instructions:

  1. Chop the meat up into large chunks.
  2. Season both sides of the Meat with salt and pepper
  3. Chop Onion in large slices,
  4. Add All ingredients to your freezer bag
  5. Freeze up to 6 months

How to Cook from frozen in your instant pot:

French Onion Freezer Meal

  1. Place frozen ingredients into the instant pot.
  2. Place on manual high pressure for 60 minutes
  3. Do a natural release
  4. Shred Beef and serve over mashed potatoes

For Slowcooker

Place frozen contents of the bag in the slow cooker on high for 8 hours

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French Onion Pot roast

Instant Pot French Onion Pot Roast

Instant Pot French Onion Pot Roast

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 22 minutes

This Instant Pot French Onion Pot Roast is simply amazing! Tender Juicy Beef smothered in French Onions all done in the Instant Pot! T

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds top round roast
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 1 tbs pepper
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs onion powder
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Place olive oil in the instant pot
  2. mix together dry seasons and rub all over the meats
  3. Slice onions and add to the instant pot
  4. Add 3 cloves of garlic 
  5. Cut your meat into large chunks and place in the instant pot on top of your onions
  6. Pour in 1 cup of beef broth 
  7. Cook on manual settings and high pressure for 60 minutes
  8. Do a natural release for 20 minutes 
  9. Remove your meat and shred
  10. Mix together 2 tbs of the broth and 2 tbs of cornstarch 
  11. Place pot on saute and bring juices to a boil
  12. Add in cornstarch slurry continue cooking for 1-2 minutes until you reach the desired thickness. 
  13. Pour juices and onions over the meat and enjoy!

Notes

Freezer Meal Instructions:

  • Chop the meat up into large chunks.
  • Season both sides of the Meat with salt and pepper
  • Chop Onion in large slices,
  • Add All ingredients to your freezer bag
  • Freeze up to 6 months

How To Cook from Frozen

  • Place frozen ingredients into the instant pot.
  • Place on manual high pressure for 60 minutes
  • Do a natural release

For Slowcooker

Place frozen in the slow cooker on high for 8 hours

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 428Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 166mgSodium: 983mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 57g

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Wednesday 6th of April 2022

[…] French Onion Pot Roast […]

Monica

Saturday 19th of February 2022

Are the amounts of dried ingredients really tablespoons (Tbsp) or should it be teaspoons (Tsp). A tablespoon of salt and pepper just sounds like a lot. Not criticizing at all just want to be sure I'm reading it right because I really want to make this for dinner. Thank you.

Carrie

Tuesday 1st of June 2021

So there is no need to add any liquid to the instant pot with the meat and onions??

Tony

Tuesday 26th of January 2021

I was shocked how delicious this was based on how easy it is! I was a little worried about how much cornstarch was going into the broth, but I couldn’t taste it in the final product. I recommend using a slotted spoon to take out the beef, shred it in a separate bowl, add the cornstarch to the broth, then return the meat to the pan. This gives you an opportunity to drain off excess fat, too.

SMSS

Thursday 21st of January 2021

You should never put frozen meat in a slow cooker. It can stay at dangerous temperatures for far too long. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/shared/PDF/Slow_Cookers_and_Food_Safety.pdf

Heather

Wednesday 28th of April 2021

@Adventures of a Nurse,

True, but the bottom of the recipe says:

"For Slowcooker Place frozen in the slow cooker on high for 8 hours"

Adventures of a Nurse

Thursday 21st of January 2021

This is instant pot

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