Working Under Pressure: Cooking a Frozen Roast

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Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousChef

Okay, you want to cook a roast for dinner, and you forgot to defrost it.

I hate it when that happens.

But, you have a pressure cooker, and/or instant pot.

Problem solved.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

Rating:

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Comments:
Serves:
Several
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 40 Min
Method:
Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 2 - 3 lb
    top round roast, frozen
  • THE BRAISING LIQUID

  • 4 c
    beef stock, freshly made, if possible
  • 4 Tbsp
    prepared horseradish, not horseradish sauce
  • 2 clove
    baked garlic, smashed
  • 1 tsp
    dehydrated onions, ground to a powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind
  • 1 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • OPTIONAL ITEMS

  • ·
    root veggies, potatoes, carrots, etc.
  • ·
    long-grain white rice

How to Make Working Under Pressure: Cooking a Frozen Roast

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. The horseradish is not in the recipe for show… For one thing it helps to break down the beef, and make it fork tender, and the other thing is that it adds amazing flavor to the braising liquid.
  3. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Add all the braising liquid ingredients together, and whisk to combine.
  5. Add the frozen roast to the bowl of your pressure cooker or instant pot, and pour the braising liquid over the top.
  6. Allow to cook for 40 minutes per pound… a bit less, if you do not want it fork tender.
  7. Chef’s Note: I have not tried other cuts of beef; however, the cooking time would change based on the type of beef. For example, a chuck roast would take less time. This recipe is based on a frozen top round.
  8. OPTIONAL ITEMS
  9. If you are adding root veggies, fifteen minutes before the roast is finished cooking, turn off the pressure cooker, quick release the steam, add the veggies, and continue cooking for the final fifteen minutes.
  10. If you are adding rice, about five minutes before the roast is finished cooking, turn off the pressure cooker, quick release the steam, add the rice, and continue cooking for the final five minutes.
  11. In either case, once the cooking time is complete. Allow the pressure cooker/instant pot to rest ten minutes before releasing the steam.
  12. Remove the roast and allow to rest ten minutes, before slicing.
  13. PLATE/PRESENT
  14. Serve with the root veggies or rice, and put some of the braising liquid on the side. Enjoy.
  15. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Working Under Pressure: Cooking a Frozen Roast

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




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