Adventures in Pot Roast

All You Need:

Bottom Round or Eye of Round roast (2-5lbs)
Beef Broth
Garlic salt
Instant Pot

What You Do:

Slice the roast into 2 inch thick slices. Crust the slices with the salt, pepper, and garlic salt. In the Instant Pot insert, pour 1 cup of beef broth into the bottom and set the trivet inside. (This may remind you of the pulled pork recipe a bit!) Gently lay the slices on the trivet and stack however necessary. Set the Instant Pot to Meat/Stew for 40 minutes (45 if you're using 5lbs or more). Make sure the vent is set to Sealing.

Here's one I cooked whole. If I'm going to do that again, I need to tweak my cook times a bit.

Once the timer is complete, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release. Want to make gravy from the jus in the pot? Here's a great and easy way to do it:

Melt 2 tablespoons of salted butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add almost two tablespoons of all purpose flour to the melted butter. Brown gently over a low heat. Once brown and nutty smelling, add a few tablespoons of jus. Mix thoroughly and vigorously, adding a few more tablespoons of jus as it becomes fully incorporated. Ensure the gravy is thin enough that all the flour has been fully incorporated (you can always cook it down to thicken), and add a few pinches of white pepper. Cook the gravy down to the desired thickness.

The Wordy Bit

This fork-tender roast is super simple, and the best part? It's freezer friendly!! If you freeze it, you can reheat it using the Instant Pot. Place the frozen roast and a little jus in a small container in your Instant Pot insert (I use these). Make sure the insert itself contains about a cup of water. Set the Instant Pot to Steam for 10 minutes and allow it to naturally release. This heats the roast up perfectly while giving you time to prepare your gravy and sides. 

Okay, don't judge the amount of broccoli I eat...I'm kidding; I don't care. Judge away! Doesn't this make a beautiful meal? And to think: frozen broccoli and instant potatoes make this a 20 minute meal prep meal!

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