Stracotto-Italian Pot Roast (Pressure Cooker)

Mikekey *


This is for a stove-top pressure cooker. Serve with pasta or rice.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3-4 lb
    boneless bottom round roast
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 2 medium
    carrots, chopped (no need to peel)
  • 2 stalk(s)
    celery, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c
    dry red wine
  • 1 can(s)
    (28-oz) diced tomatoes (do not drain)

How to Make Stracotto-Italian Pot Roast (Pressure Cooker)


  1. In a 6-quart pressure cooker, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add the roast and brown on all sides, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Pour off fat in pressure cooker. Add remaining oil and heat over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Saute about 2 minutes, stirring. Add wine and bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon. Add tomatoes and their juices.
  3. Return meat to pan along with any juices that have collected. Lock lid in place. Bring to pressure over high heat.
  4. Adjust heat to maintain the pressure. Cook for 1 1/4 hours.
  5. Remove from heat and quick-release the pressure. Open lid. Place meat on platter and let rest 10 minutes.
  6. Skim any fat from the surface of the sauce. Slice meat and serve with sauce.

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About Stracotto-Italian Pot Roast (Pressure Cooker)

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian

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