my best beef roast

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Hope Wasylenki
from Gahanna, OH

Tender juicy roast beef - YUM - an Atkins Diet follower's delight. Here's how I do it and my hubby raves! Serve this with green beans and mashed potatoes - and you've got a 5 Star meal. This recipe is prepared in an electric pressure cooker. This makes it safe and easy to prepare in a flash. Alternative cooking methods have been added. Originally posted to http://grannysdelights.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-best-beef-roast.html on March 11, 2010.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 6-8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For my best beef roast

  • 3-4 lb
    chuck roast
  • salt, pepper, granulated garlic and steak dust for seasoning
  • 12 oz
    bottled, good quality dark ale/beer (amber bock or sam adams winter lager) - let it go flat
  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • 1-3
    bay leaves
  • 2-4
    beef bouillon, cubes (or beef soup base - it's a paste)
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How To Make my best beef roast

  • 1
    Trim roast of any excess fat. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle roast with salt, pepper, garlic and steak dust. Add 1 Tbsp oil to the skillet and then add the roast to brown it really good on all sides. (If your pressure cooker has a browning feature - use it instead.)
  • 2
    Put roast in pressure cooker (fat side down). Add onion, bay leaves, boullion cubes and pour in beer. Add another bottle's worth of water.
  • 3
    Lock on your lid. Set pressure cooker to high pressure for 1 hour according to your cooker's directions.
  • 4
    Let pressure release naturally - this helps with the texture/tenderness of the meat. Remove roast from pressure cooker to a cutting board. Slice across the grain into 6 - 8 servings. Move roast to serving platter. Cover with foil to keep warm.
  • 5
    Reserve cooking liquid. Use it to make gravy with a cornstarch slurry (3 Tbsp cornstarch to 1/4 cup cold water). Bring liquid to a boil, pour in slurry and whisk to combine. Cook about 5 minutes or until thickened. Taste for seasoning (salt & pepper) before serving.
  • 6
    Alternative cooking methods: Using a covered baking pan/roaster, bake in a 350°F oven for 3-3 1/2 hours. Use a slow cooker and cook for 8-10 hours on LOW.
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