How Long to Cook Pot Roast in Instant Pot


Hey guys, we’re back with another Instant Pot recipe! This time we’re taking on pot roast. But not just any old pot roast—this is a delicious and tender chuck roast that will make your mouth water. You can cook it for about 4 hours total, and we’ll show you how below.

3.5 hours of pressure cooking in the Instant Pot, plus 15 minutes to release pressure after cooking time is up.

The cooking time for pot roast depends on a few factors. The first is the size of your roast, which is measured in pounds (or kilograms). This will determine how much pressure can be applied to the meat during cooking. The second factor is what else you put in with it; if your pot roast has potatoes and carrots mixed together, it will take longer than just plain beef stew because more liquid needs to come out of those vegetables before they’re tender enough to eat (which means more time under pressure).

The third factor is whether or not you choose to brown your meat first before putting it into an Instant Pot or slow cooker; this step adds flavor but also adds another 30 minutes or so onto your overall cook time because there’s no escaping heat once these appliances are turned on!

Finally–and perhaps most importantly–is whether or not this particular dish qualifies as “braised” food? Braising involves cooking foods at low temperatures over long periods of time with little liquid added; think short ribs braised in red wine sauce and served over mashed potatoes.”

You can cook pot roast in an Instant Pot for about 4 hours total.


In the Instant Pot, you can cook pot roast for about 4 hours total. 3.5 hours of pressure cooking time and 15 minutes to release the pressure after cooking time is up. If you’re using a meat thermometer to check for doneness, aim for an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 C). The roast will stay warm in its juices for several hours on low heat if you want to serve it later than when it’s done cooking.


We hope this article has helped you decide how long to cook pot roast in an Instant Pot. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments below!

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