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There are only 5 ingredients in this simple, paleo and whole30 slow cooker or Instant Pot pot roast recipe. Make this easy dinner any day of the week.

{VIDEO} 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Pot Roast (Paleo/Whole30)


  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 24 lb roast of your choice
  • 1 lb potatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 lb carrots, chopped
  • 2 tbsp steak seasoning
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth (1 full cup for IP)
  • 2 tsp oil (optional)

Instructions

Slow Cooker

Optional step is to add oil to a large skillet over medium heat and sear the meat a few minutes each side prior to adding the roast to the slow cooker. 

  1. Season roast generously with steak seasoning.
  2. Add roast, potatoes, and carrots to the slow cooker. Pour broth on top.
  3. Cook HIGH 3-5 hours, LOW 8-10.

Instant Pot

  1. Season roast generously with steak seasoning.
  2. Turn the Instant Pot to saute. Once hot, add the oil and beef. Brown beef on all sides, approximately 3-5 minutes per side. Remove roast from the pressure cooker.
  3. Add 1/2 of the 1 cup of broth and deglaze the bottom of the pressure cooker by scraping all the bits off with a wooden spoon. .
  4. Add roast and remaining 1/2 cup broth.
  5. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook 40-80 minutes (see notes below). Natural release pressure 10 minutes, then quick release remaining pressure.
  6. Add potatoes and carrots. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook 5 minutes. Quick release pressure.

Notes

Instant Pot cook time will depend on how big your roast is and how your pressure cooker heats. Estimate an average of 20 minutes per pound. If you’re using a frozen roast, average 30 minutes per pound.

If you’re using a frozen roast, skip the searing/browning step. Add the roast to the pressure cooker, add seasoning & broth on top.