Pressure Cooker Chuck Roast

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Pressure Cooker Chuck Roast

Pressure Cooker Chuck Roast is one of the simplest of pressure cooker recipes.  The roast cooks up quickly and easily.  Rewarding you with a tender cut of beef.  This simple chuck roast recipe is sure to please.


One beef chuck roast, 2 to 5 pounds.  I prefer bone-in if available, I like the flavor.

One onion diced

Three cloves of garlic minced or sliced

One Tablespoon of dried thyme

Salt and Pepper to taste

One cup of broth or water

One fourth cup red wine (optional)


Put the roast into the pressure cooker.  I encourage to get the Presto 01370 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker, it is large enough for roasts and useful for many other recipes as well.  I’m sure you can follow the same directions for an electric pressure cooker chuck roast recipe, I’ve never used one.

Into the pot at you broth and wine, it should be about and inch and one-half deep.  Sprinkle thyme on top on the roast.  Followed by the garlic, onions, salt and pepper.

Lock the lid on and bring up to full pressure.  Follow the manufactures instructions, turning down the heat to the lowest temperature – while still maintaining full pressure.


Once at full pressure, set a timer for 45 minutes.

If you want to make pressure cooker chuck roast and vegetables you have a few options.  Set the timer for 35 minutes, add the vegetables and cook for 10 minutes more.  Or after removing the roast, cooking them in the liquid,  Or simply steam them while the roast is cooking.

Once 45 minutes is over, let the pressure release naturally or do a quick release following the manufacturer’s recommendations.

If the roast is not tender, lock the lid on a cook another ten minutes.


Remove the roast and slice into portion.  Strain the liquid and use to make gravy or simply serve in a bowl and use to dip the roast in as you eat it.  The remaining liquid can be saved and used as beef broth in any recipe.

This is very similar to my chuck roast slow cooker recipe, just much faster.  The pressure cooker is a huge time saver in the kitchen and you can easily prepare some amazing meals in them.  I encourage you to get a good book like Cooking Under Pressure to learn all the basics of cooking with a pressure cooker.

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