Roast Beef in the Instapot

For whatever reason, Chris has gone off of luncheon meats. Doesn’t matter what kind, he just doesn’t want them right now… meaning I have had to get creative with what I make for his lunch lol.

So far he has been given egg salad, tuna salad, turkey breast meat that I’ve cooked in the Instapot as well, corned beef and even something as simple as PB and banana for his sandwiches.

I hadn’t tried cooking a roast beef in the Instapot yet so this gave me the perfect opportunity to try it!


This is what i used when I cooked the roast beef (except for the olive oil… I forgot to include the olive oil in the picture lol). I didn’t add any vegetables or anything because I knew I was going to be using the roast beef solely for sandwiches… but you could keep the juices from cooking it to freeze and make a quick gravy when required. The roast I bought was only about 2 – 3 lbs.

The first thing I did was to sprinkle the salt & pepper on each side of the roast.

I drizzled the olive oil in the bowl of the Instapot and turned it on to the Saute function.

I added the roast beef and browned each side for about 5 minutes each.

I removed the roast beef to a plate and added the beef broth, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, thyme and rosemary to the bowl of the Instapot. While still on the saute function, I used a flat spatula to scrape up the flavourful bits at the bottom of the bowl.

I placed the roast beef back in the bowl of the Instapot, switched it to the Pressure Cook function, put the lid on with the vent closed and let it cook for about 15 minutes.

I let it release steam naturally and then removed the roast and sliced it as thin as I could get it for sandwiches.

Roast Beef in the Instapot


  • 2 – 3 lb. roast
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. rosemary


  1. Sprinkled salt & pepper onto both sides of roast.
  2. Drizzle olive oil in the bottom of the Instapot bowl and place Instapot on Saute function
  3. Brown both sides of roast beef for about 5 minutes per side.
  4. Remove roast from bowl and add broth, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, thyme and rosemary to bowl.
  5. Return roast to bowl of Instapot.
  6. Set Instapot to Pressure Cook function and set timer for 15 minutes.
  7. When roast is cooked, allow to release steam naturally.
  8. Remove roast from Instapot and slice thin.
  9. Store in fridge until ready to make sandwiches.

3 thoughts on “Roast Beef in the Instapot

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