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Red wine pot roast cooked in the Instant Pot.
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Red Wine Pot Roast | Instant Pot

Red Wine Pot Roast made in the Instant Pot, juicy fork-tender results with amazing umami flavor impact! A nearly instantaneous Sunday Roast any day of the week!

Category Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot, Red Wine Pot Roast, Sunday Roast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Slow Depressurize 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8 servings
Author Mean Green Chef


  • 3-5 pound chuck roast, well marbled
  • Kosher sea salt, coarse ground
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup (56 grams) tomato paste
  • 4 large carrots, scrubbed + peeled + cut into 3-inch-long diagonal pieces
  • 3 large celery stalks, scrubbed + chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large white onion, trimmed + peeled + roughly chopped 1-inch pieces
  • 3 parsnips, scrubbed + peeled + cut into 3-inch-long diagonal pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed + chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh Rosemary, sub 1 Tablespoon dried or 1 teaspoon ground
  • 2 large Bay leaves
  • 8 ounces Portobello mushrooms, cleaned + bottom trimmed +sliced
  • 1 ½ cups (360 ml) dry red wine
  • 1 ½ cups (360 ml) beef stock, homemade or excellent quality
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 Tablespoons water, for mixing with cornstarch


  1. Take the chuck roast out of the fridge then sprinkle liberally with Kosher sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Allow it to come to room temp for 30 minutes.

  2. Select the "Saute" function on the IP and allow it to heat up, then add the olive oil and heat for 30 seconds. Begin to sear the chuck roast...

    Chuck roast searing for Red Wine Pot Roast in Instant Pot.
  3. Each side will take about 5 minutes, make sure that it takes on a lot of color (color=flavor)...

    Side of seared pot roast in Instant Pot.
  4. Don't forget to brown the sides too! Then remove to a plate and set aside.

    Chuck roast being browned on it's side.
  5. Add the tomato paste, carrots, celery, onion, parsnips, garlic, Rosemary, and Bay leaves and saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. (You can add 1 lb red potatoes in this step if desired) we make mashed.

    Vegetables + herbs in the Instant Pot for Red Wine Pot Roast.
  6. Toss in the mushrooms, stir and saute for 1 minute.

    Mushrooms tossed into the Instant Pot for Sunday Pot Roast.
  7. Pour in the red wine and beef stock, stir and cook for a another 5 minutes to reduce and concentrate the flavor.

    Red Wine Pot roast cooking in the Instant Pot.
  8. Introduce the Chuck Roast back to the IP along with any juices that have accumulated on the plate. Cover and seal, being sure that the pressure release is in the closed position. Switch the IP to "Manual + High" and set the timer for 60-80 minutes (60-min 3lb / 80-min 5lb roast).

    Chuck roast added back to the IP for Red Wine Pot Roast.
  9. Let Instant Pot naturally release pressure for 20 minutes, then release remaining pressure fully. Uncover and remove the roast and allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Mix the cornstarch and water until dissolved and then pour into the IP and stir to thicken the Au Jus from the roast to make a gravy.

    Final cook on roast in the Instant Pot.
  10. Trim and slice the roast and serve with mashed potatoes and green beans if desired.

    Red wine pot roast cooked in the Instant Pot.

Recipe Notes

  • Prep time is approximate.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container up to 3 days.