French Onion Pot Roast
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French Onion Pot Roast is THE BEST pot roast you’ll ever eat! The recipe can be made in a slow cooker or pressure cooker for an easy, delicious meal!
Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at the California Beef Council!
On this week’s episode of the “Feed Me” Podcast, we’re talking all about “One Pot Wonders” for fall. From recipes made in one pot on the stove, like Buffalo Taco Spaghetti, to recipes made in a slow cooker, like Pumpkin Chili, to recipes made in a pressure cooker, like Beef Ragu.
Fall is the perfect time to reach for one pot recipes to cook up something warm and delicious! And today I have the most amazing new one pot wonder to share!
French Onion Pot Roast Recipe
This pot roast recipe can be made in a slow cooker or pressure cooker.
To make a pressure cooker pot roast, add butter and onions to the pressure cooker and saute for 4-5 minutes. Rub the beef roast with French Onion Dip seasoning mix, then add to the pressure cooker and sear. Add beef broth and Worcestershire sauce to the pressure cooker, turn the pressure cooker setting to high for 60 minutes.
Once the cooking time is up, allow 15-20 minutes for the steam to release, then open the pressure cooker and shred the beef.
To make a slow cooker pot roast, add the butter and onions to a large skillet on the stove over medium-high heat. After 4-5 minutes, add the beef roast, rubbed with French Onion Dip seasoning to the skillet and sear for 1-2 minutes per side. Transfer the beef and onions to a slow cooker, add the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce.
Set the slow cooker to high for 6 hours or to low for 10-12 hours. Once the cooking time is complete, remove the lid and shred the beef before serving.
Do you have to brown a roast before putting it in the crockpot?
While it is not absolutely necessary to brown the roast before adding it to a crockpot, I do recommend it to give the meat a deeper flavor.
Do you put water in a crock pot to cook a roast?
The difference between a pot roast and roast beef is that a pot roast is cooked in a liquid, while a roast beef is cooked dry. When making a pot roast you will want to add water or a broth, such as the beef broth used in this recipe, to cook the roast in a crock pot.
What is the difference between beef stew and pot roast?
In a beef stew the meat is cut into cubes, where in a pot roast, the meat is cooked whole.
What is the best roast for a crock pot?
While I use a beef chuck roast for this recipe, a rump roast can also be used.
How long does it take to cook a pot roast in a crock pot?
A 2-3 pound roast will need to cook on low in a crock pot for 10 hours, or on high for 6 hours.
How long does it take to cook a pot roast in a pressure cooker?
It takes one hour on high to cook a pot roast in a pressure cooker. Also remember to allow 15-20 minutes after the roast is cooked for the pressure to come down and steam to release from the pressure cooker.
What can I make with a crock pot roast?
This crock pot roast can be made into hot or cold sandwiches. I turned it into a grilled cheese sandwich with gruyere cheese on sourdough bread and served it with a side of the au jus for dipping. It was totally amazing!
Wondering what to serve with this French Onion Pot Roast? I served it with Rosemary Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes and the combination of flavors was DOWN RIGHT DELICIOUS!
If you love the flavor of French Onion soups, dips and pot roasts, you have to try these other delicious recipes flavored with this easy, homemade French Onion Dip Mix!
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French Onion Pot Roast
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 2 lb beef chuck roast
- 3 tbsp French Onion Dip Mix, click link for easy homemade recipe
- 3 cups beef broth
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Press the saute button on an electric pressure cooker, use the adjust button to set on the “normal” setting.
- Add the butter to the pressure cooker, when the display says “hot”, add the onions, saute 4-5 minutes.
- Rub the beef chuck roast with the french onion dip mix, then add it to the pressure cooker and sear for 1-2 minutes per side.
- Press the Keep Warm/Cancel button on the pressure cooker.
- Add the beef broth and worcestershire sauce, stir to combine.
- Place the lid on the pressure cooker and make sure the steam release is set to “sealing”.
- Press the “manual” button and set the pressure cooker to high pressure, then use the +/- buttons to set the pressure cooker to 60 minutes.
- When the cooking time is up, turn off the pressure cooker and wait 15-20 minutes, then release any remaining pressure before unlocking the lid.
- Shred the beef with two forks in the pressure cooker and serve with mashed potatoes or your favorite side.
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3 Comments on “French Onion Pot Roast”
I make this 1 to 2 times a week. It’s our favorite recipe!
Love to hear that Gracie Lou! We replicated the recipe yesterday with a pork loin (because that’s what we had in the freezer!) and it was also delicious!
One of the absolute best recipes for chuck roast. The flavors were spot on. Everyone in the family loved it and I had enough for leftovers.