Roast Beef in the Pressure Cooker

We love steak/roast and gravy with rice or mashed potatoes.  It’s a toss up around here because we all love rice and we all love mashed potatoes.  Basically, we all love anything and everything!  🙂

My favorite roast is a chuck roast.  Usually I will cook a pretty big roast and have leftovers for sandwiches or shredded for enchiladas.  But last week at the grocery store I found this cute little roast for about $6. It will be just right for dinner and we should have enough leftovers for sandwiches for lunch.  I seasoned it with Lawry’s Salt, black pepper and Penzeys Mural of Flavor.  I’m loving that spice!

A little oil was added to the pot and the roast was browned.

Then I added onions, garlic, a couple of chili peppers (after I was tired of dealing with all my chili peppers during the summer, I stuck about 4 quarts of them in ziplock bags in the freezer), and some dried bell peppers (from the summer when they were cheap).

Then I added maybe 3 or 4 cups of water.  I always forget to measure!

The roast was cooked under high pressure for about 15 minutes.  If it had been a larger roast, I would have cooked it 20 or 25 minutes. I dumped it into a more shallow pan so you could see all that yummy gravy!  That’s just how it came out of the pot . . nothing done to thicken the gravy . . that’s just how it cooked.

I  never get a gravy like that when I cook in the crockpot.  Maybe it’s just me.  Can I wait til dinner time before I dig in?


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    Sandra Neel Hutchins says

    Looks soooo delicious!! Question: Do you remove the fat from the juices and do you thicken the gravy?

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    Terri says

    oh my that looks sooooo good! And in 15 minutes? Amazing! I’m going to order a pressure cooker today! Keep the recipes coming 🙂

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    Looks good – did you see that Pioneer Woman/Tasty Kitchen blog had a recipe for making stock in a pressure cooker?

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    That sure looks good Judy! You are making me want to buy a pressure cooker just to make a roast like that! We have a new Penzy spice shop in town now. I’m going to have to make a trip over the shop to get some Mural of Flavor you mention. I love their pepper too! I used to order some of their spices online.

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    pat says

    Your roast looks good I’m comming for supper if I started today I would probably be there in a week.

    I wish I could get that seasoning here.

    I love your quilts too they are very pretty.

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    Rose says

    Since you prepared the roast early in the morning, do you keep it warm all day or just reheat at dinner time? I am used to cooking roasts later in the day so the meat will get done by dinner time. Guess I could give early morning cooking a try–never thought to do that. When I was still employed early morning cooking was not an option, so never gave it a thought.

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    Darlene S says

    OK Judy, Where did you buy your pressure cooker? I think I am going to get one too. I have the old old fashion type and I’m not comfortable that it won’t explode. It hasn’t been used for at least 5 years!. That roast looks great. Dar

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    I just ordered myself my first pressure cooker!! I was totally inspired by your roast beef!!mmmmmgood! Thanks Judy!