Instant pot chuck roast recipe is very easy to prepare during a few steps, minimal preparation with simple ingredients. It works for weeknight meals and for special occasions and holiday feasts! 

If you’re keen on chuck roast recipes that are different from the one you’ve made week in and week out and love the ease of instant pot recipes, then i think this is often one of the instant pot beef recipes that you are going to love, too!

This instant pot chuck roast recipe is full of flavor, but not in a manner that’s overpowering by any means, balsamic chuck roast recipe is ideal for busy weeknights or a slow Sunday supper.

A chuck roast is a cut of meat that comes from the chuck, or the shoulder and neck region of the animal. There are many other nicknames for chuck roast like shoulder steak, chuck pot roast, boneless chuck roast… Slightly fatter than brisket or round, chuck roast features a richer taste but is higher in saturated fats. 

Difference between Chuck roast and pot roast?

The difference between Chuck roast and pot roast is that pot roast is just a way of preparing a cut of meat by slowly browning it with liquid (like stock) until it’s juicy and tender. Pot roast is often made with many cuts of meat. 

How to make instant pot Chuck roast recipe?

You simply add your chuck roast to the instant pot, mix and pour altogether of your liquid ingredients, add your garlic and switch on your instant pot. How easy is that?

After it’s cooked, remove your chuck roast with tongs into a serving plate. Then, i like to use two forks to interrupt the meat that hasn’t already fallen apart into pieces. Serve!

This instant pot chuck roast recipe is full of flavor, but not in a manner that’s overpowering by any means, balsamic chuck roast recipe is ideal for busy weeknights or a slow Sunday suppe




Ready In:




Good For:

Main Dish




  • 3 Pounds Chuck roast

  • 1 Cloves garlic thinly sliced

  • 1 Tablespoon oil

  • 3 Teaspoon flavored vinegar

  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 Teaspoon rosemary

  • 1 Tablespoon butter

  •  1/2 Teaspoon thyme

  • 1/4 Cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup Beef broth

Nutrition Fact of chuck roast 

(For 1 Serving “28.9g”)

Calories: 67

Total Fat: 4.3 g

Cholesterol: 23.7 mg

Sodium: 21.7 mg

Carbohydrate: 0 g

Protein: 7 g

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Cut slits in the roast and stuff garlic slices all over

Step 2

In a medium bowl add flavored vinegar, rosemary, pepper, thyme and rub the mixture over the chuck roast.

Step 3

Set your instant pot to “sauté” function and add oil, allow the oil to heat up.

Step 4

Add the chuck roast and brown each side (5 minutes for each side).

Step 5

Remove the chuck roast out and keep it on the side.

Step 6

Add butter, broth, balsamic vinegar and deglaze the pot.

Step 7

Transfer the roast back and cover the pot, cook on HIGH pressure for 40 minutes.

Step 8

Let the pressure release quickly.

Step 9

Serve. Enjoy!

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