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Pot Roast in a Pressure Cooker


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Pot Roast in a Pressure Cooker

You can make this in a pan in the oven, but it will take about 4 hours to cook, who has the time.


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 1 hour
  • Ready Time : 1 hour, 10 min


6 s


  • 1 (2lb.) chuck roast
  • 2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 5 Cloves garlic, crushed
  • 11/2 cups tomato juice
  • 1/3 cup balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup pitted green olives
  • 1/2 cup raisins



1 Heat oil in the pressure cooker over medium high heat with the lid open. Rub both sides of the meat with salt and cumin. When the pan is hot, brown the meat on both sides and remove to a plate.
2 Add the onion and garlic, stir constantly until softened. Add the tomato juice, vinegar, olives and raisins. Bring to a boil and reduce for 20 minutes.
3 Place meat back in pot, cover with lid and seal. Bring to pressure and cook for 45 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow to slowly release pressure.
4 Remove meat and slice. Puree sauce in the pot with immersion blender, then add the sliced meat back and simmer for another 10 minutes or until ready to serve.

Special instructions

You can make this in a pan in the oven, but it will take about 4 hours to cook, who has the time.

About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




2 Responses to Pot Roast in a Pressure Cooker

  1. avatar says: SammyBoy

    If I were to use a crock pot instead of a pressure cooker, since I do not have one; how many hours and what temperature would I set it for?

    • I would probably follow the first part of the instructions and then set the crock pot on high for 3-4 hours.

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