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instant pot roast beef and gravy

Instant Pot Roast Beef and Lots of Gravy

Instant Pot Roast Beef and Lots of Gravy is a quick and easy dinner recipe that creates a tender, delicious roast with plenty of gravy to top a side of mashed potatoes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 308 kcal


  • 4 lb chuck or blade roast boned or boneless
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 - .87 ounce gravy mix packets of your favorite powdered brown gravy mix
  • 1 - .87 ounce au jus mix packet of powdered
  • 1 dry onion soup mix packet
  • 2 tablespoons parsley dry
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch


  • Set your Instant Pot to saute, add olive oil then sear the roast on both sides.
  • Add in all of the packets, parsley followed by the water. Whisk until blended well.
  • Close the lid and seal, making sure that the value is set on SEALING.
  • Use the manual button and t set the pressure on high for 15 minutes per pound.
  • When done cooking let the pressure release naturally for about 20 minutes.
  • Whisk 3 tablespoons cornstarch into 1/3 cup cold milk
  • Remove meat, then turn Instant pot to sautee.
  • I like to drain the grease out of the cooked broth using an OXO Fat Separator first. Then return broth to Instant Pot
  • Add cornstarch and milk mixture to Instant Pot. With emersion blender, mix for 30 seconds. Cook for 4 minutes.


  • Raw meat is perishable and should not be left at room temperature for more than 2 hours. 1 hour if room temperature is above 32°C / 90°. When using the [Delay Start] program, do not set time for more than 1-2 hours.  We recommend to pre-cook meat and select [Keep Warm] or [Warm] program to maintain the food at the correct serving temperature.
  • Do not try to thicken the sauce before cooking. Corn starch, flour or arrow-root may deposit on the bottom of the inner pot and block heat dissipation.  As a result, the pressure cooker may overheat.


Serving: 0.25cupCalories: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 29gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 185mgPotassium: 515mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 87IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 3mg
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