About the Recipe
NINJA FOODI POT ROAST
Pot roast is comfort food at it's finest! I just love the smell of a good pot roast cooking. Using your Ninja Foodi pressure cooker, you can have a delicious pot roast ready in half the time of your slow cooker.
This recipe will work in any pressure cooker, including the Instant Pot. The great thing about making this dish in your pressure cooker is that it makes for easy cleanup. Simply throw everything in the pot, and let it do its thing!
3 pound Chuck Roast pot roast
1 medium rough chopped yellow onion sliced
3 celery stalks cut in into large chunks
3 stalks celery, cut in into large chunks
6 whole garlic cloves
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups of luke warm water
2 tablespoons of beef base, (I used Better Than Bouillon. You may substitute 3 beef bouillon cubes instead of using beef base)
1 Tablespoon or season with your heart SLAP YA MAMA Cajun Seasoning from Louisiana, Orginal Blend
1 teaspoon or season with your heart red pepper flakes
Tablespoon ground pepper
2 Tablespoon dried oregano
2 Tablespoon dried basil
1 Tablespoon dried thyme
2 Tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
Optional: 1 tablespoon cornstarch, (see notes for lower carb thickening option
INSTRUCTIONS Combine all the seasonings in a small bowl and mix them together. Season the roast evenly with the seasoning mixture. Be sure to rub the seasoning into the roast.Turn the Ninja Foodi to the saute function. Add the oil to the pan, and sear the roast for about 3 minutes on each side. Next, add in the celery, carrots, garlic, and onions.In a cup, mix together the warm water, beef base, and Worcestershire sauce.
Then, pour the mixture into the pot with the pot roast and vegetables.Turn the Ninja Foodi to the pressure cooker setting, and pressure cook on High for 90 minutes. OR on low for 4 hours for complete fall apart heaven.
Make sure that the pressure cooker valve is turned to the "Seal" position. Once the roast is done cooking, remove the roast and vegetables from the pot and transfer them to a serving plate.
Optional. To thicken the gravy: Turn the pressure cooker to the saute function. Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water to make a cornstarch slurry. Wisk the slurry into the gravy. Taste the gravy, and adjust the seasonings to your liking if necessary. Spoon your desired amount of gravy over the pot roast and vegetables. See notes for lower carb thickening option.
NOTES For a lower-carb option, mix 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum with 1/2 teaspoon of water and whisk it into the gravy instead of the cornstarch slurry.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1. Combine all of the seasonings in a small bowl, and season the pot roast with all of the seasonings. Be sure to rub the seasoning into the pot roast.
Step 2. Turn the Ninja Foodi to the saute setting on High, and sear the pot roast for 3 - 4 minutes on each side. Next, add the vegetables to the pot with the pot roast.
Step 3. In a cup, mix together the warm water, beef base, and Worcestershire sauce. Then, pour the liquid mixture over the roast and vegetables.
Step 4. Turn the Ninja Foodi to the Pressure Cooker setting, cook for 90 minutes. Ensure that the valve on the pressure cooker is turned to the "seal" position. It should come to a natural release. If it does not, you may manually turn the valve to the vent position once the cooking timer goes off.
Step 5. Remove the roast and the vegetables from the pot, and transfer them to a serving plate.
Step 6. Optional - To thicken the gravy: Turn the pressure cooker to the "Saute" function. The gravy should begin to simmer. Make a cornstarch slurry by mixing 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of cold water in a small bowl. Then pour the slurry mixture into the gravy, and whisk everything together. Taste the gravy, and adjust the seasonings to your taste.
Spoon the desired amount of gravy over the pot roast, and vegetables. Serve, and enjoy!
Ninja Foodi or any pressure cooker - I used the Ninja Foodi 8-in-1 6.5 qt pressure cooker. However, you can also use an Instant Pot.
Pot Roast - You will want to use a chuck roast. When selecting a roast, be sure that it has nice marbling but not too much fat.
Beef Base - I recommend using Better than bouillon beef base, however, any beef base will work. You can also use beef broth instead.
Seasonings - The great thing about this recipe is that you can adjust the seasonings to your liking. The seasonings that I suggest are delicious, and make great flavor!
Water - This will be mixed with the beef base.
Worchestershire Sauce - This adds a nice additional layer of flavor to the roast.
Vegetables - Any vegetables that you would like to make with your pot roast. I like to add carrots and celery as a great low carb option. (We personally don't like carrots, but go for it if you want!)