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Instant Pot Brisket Pot Roast

This is like having your mother's cooking all over again

This is a perfect traditional pot roast recipe that will make you long for Sundays. We’ve designed this recipe to be made in an Instant Pot, but you can use any brand of multi-cooker. The ingredients are pretty straightforward, and, by utilizing the braising and pressure-cooking functions of the Instant Pot, it will take you just over an hour to create the comforting, earthy flavors of a traditional pot roast.

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  • 3 Pounds beef brisket
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • 2 Cups beef broth
  • 3 Yukon gold potatoes, cut in sixths
  • 2 Cups button mushrooms, stems trimmed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Teaspoon fresh thyme


Sprinkle chuck roast with salt and pepper.

Turn your Instant Pot to “Sauté” mode and add the beef, turning to brown on all sides, approximately 7 minutes. Remove the chuck roast from pan and set aside.

Heat the oil and add the onions, garlic, and carrots. Sauté until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Return the roast to the pot and add the beef broth, potatoes, button mushrooms, bay leaf, and fresh thyme. Press the “Pressure Cook” button and adjust time to 70 minutes.

When the timer beeps, you can perform a quick release by moving the pressure release to “Venting,” or you can let the pressure release naturally. A natural pressure release can take from 5 to 30 minutes. When the pressure is fully released, the float valve will drop and the lid will unlock and open.

Remove the meat and let it rest. Slice and serve with vegetables on a platter.