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Instant Pot Garlic Herb Pot Roast

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 70 minutes (plus 15 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This easy pot roast cooks in the Instant Pot and creates an incredibly delicious garlic herb gravy! The finished meat is fall apart tender.


  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 1/23 pounds rump roast, cut in half
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar (or other type of vinegar)
  • 3 Tbsp flour + 3 Tbsp melted butter


  1. In a small bowl stir together the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, thyme and rosemary. 
  2. Cut the fat cap off the roast. Rub the seasoning mixture all over the roast.
  3. Turn Instant Pot to sauté. When display says hot add in the oil and swirl around. Add in the roast pieces and brown on each side for about 3 minutes. 
  4. Remove roast. Add in garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.  Pour in the broth. Scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking. Add the roast back into the pot. Add in the tomato paste and vinegar. 
  5. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 70 minutes. When time is up let the pot release pressure naturally (15-20 minutes). Remove the lid. 
  6. Move roast to cutting board and shred. 
  7. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. In a small bowl stir together the flour and melted butter until it is smooth. Stir the mixture into the Instant Pot and whisk well. Simmer for about 3-4 minutes until gravy is thickened. Salt and pepper to taste. Turn off Instant Pot.
  8. Serve gravy drizzled over roast. 
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot