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Instant Pot Red Wine Beef Roast

Instant Pot Red Wine Beef Roast is made with beef, tenderized and seasoned in the pressure cooker. Simple and comforting, this dish is a show stopper dinner!

It is a nice entree to have as the cold season creeps in. Follow this recipe or my other recipes like the Oven Roasted Turkey, Creamy Sweet Potato Soup, and Roasted Cauliflower!

Pressure Cooker Red Wine Beef Roast

Instant Pot Red Wine Beef Roast is a quick recipe to make compared to its stovetop and crockpot versions. But in any way it is made, this dish is a family favorite.

Even when made with cheaper cuts of beef, this dish will still turn out tender and flavorful. Thanks to the power of pressure cooking!

Not only can the Instant Pot shorten the long hours of cooking, but it can also be used to directly sear the meat before the addition of the broth. You can do all these and more with just one pot which lessens the hassle!

Since it has red wine in the ingredients, the flavor that develops is rich just like those served in restaurants! With your wine, you can dine in style eating this dish for dinner.

How to make Instant Pot Red Wine Beef Roast

  • Sear: Season the meat well. Then, using the Sauté function of the IP, sear the sides of the meat in oil until browned.
  • Cook: Toss in the rest of the ingredients, then, close and seal the valve. Pressure Cook f0r 15-20 minutes.
  • Release: Do a natural pressure release for about 25-30 minutes before finally venting.
  • Serve: Remove the roast and the veggies and put them into a platter. Slice the meat then, serve with the vegetables.

How to make beef roast gravy in Instant Pot or pressure cooker

Follow the initial steps stated above. Then, when you have removed the cooked meat to shred, that is when you can make a gravy out of the broth left in the IP.

Add a slurry of starch and water into the broth to thicken it into gravy. Season with salt and pepper if needed.

Reserve this for use in reheating later or to top the shredded meat when serving. You can also use this gravy to top mashed potatoes that you can serve alongside this meaty dish.

Or, once you remove the potatoes along with the beef, you can mash them then, season to turn into mashed potatoes.

What meat cut is best for pot roast?

Chuck, brisket, or round. These are tough and lean cuts with minimal fat. Tough ones are better choices aside from the price point of view.

Since you will be subjecting the meat to high pressure, then, even the cheaper tough cuts can be used. The collagen in these cuts turns into gelatin which makes this dish silky. At the same time, the meat becomes tender enough to be shredded.

What red wine is best to use for it?

The best choice would be something that you would drink, too. If you like to drink it, then, it is probable that you will love the dish made with it, too.

How to Store

  • Refrigerate: Let it cool completely and then, transfer it into an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze: You can freeze leftovers for up to 3 months, sealed in freezer bags. To reheat, thaw overnight and heat on the stove together with the sauce.

Recipe Tips

  • You may opt to make this using the slow cooker or on the stove.
  • There is no need to thaw meat when cooking with the IP but extend the cooking time by at least 20 minutes.
  • When storing leftovers, make sure to put in sufficient sauce or gravy to prevent them from being too dry.

Instant Pot Red Wine Beef Roast

  • Prep Time1H
  • Cook Time1H
  • Servings 6 servings


  • 3- pound beef roast Eye of Round or Top Sirloin
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 8 medium-small red potatoes cut in half
  • 2 cups carrots cut into rounds
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 onions quartered
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ tablespoon dried rosemary
  • ½ tablespoon dried thyme
  • ½ tablespoon kosher salt
  • ½ tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups red wine or use beef broth
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme


  • Fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped


  • Season the meat with salt and pepper.
  • Using the Sauté function of the IP, once it reads Hot, add the oil and sear the meat until well browned.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, then, close and lock the lid, seal the valve.
  • For under 3 inches thick beef: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 15 minutes + 25 minutes Natural Release.
  • For over 3 inches thick beef: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 20 minutes + 30 minutes Natural Release
  • Open the lid, then measure the temperature of the roast in the thickest part, aim for 120°F. If the temperature is too low, then close the lid. Use the "Keep Warm" mode to continue to slow cook the beef for about 10 minutes.
  • Next, do a natural pressure release for 10 minutes and vent.
  • Remove the roast and the veggies and arrange them on a platter. Slice the meat, serve with the vegetables.
  • Discard bay leaves and thyme.

Beef Roast Gravy:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/2 cup of water until dissolved.
  • Select Saute.
  • Add the slurry into the broth to thicken it into a gravy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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This sounds amazing! I have one question though... Regarding the nutritional information listed, is that for the whole dish or per serving? My mother was recently put on a reduced sodium diet and if I divide the amount by 6, it'll work fine but if that amount is already divided into the six servings and is for each serving, than it unfortunately would be too much for her, so I just wanted to get a little clarification before attempting to make it! Thanks in advance.

Catalina Castravet

Catalina Castravet

the amount is for each serving



This was delicious -- even my picky 10-year-old enjoyed it! I l used fresh herbs instead of dried, added a couple of tablespoons of Worcestershire, and left the baby potatoes out, and served it over mashed potatoes instead.



I’ve read different opinions on cooking with wine in the IP. Is it ok to serve to children when you use wine or other alcohols? (Sorry if this is a stupid question) I’m just starting to cook more with my IP. :) thank you in advance.

Catalina Castravet

Catalina Castravet

It should be ok, as the alcohol evaporates.



The cooking time def needs to be changed! 20 min did not do it. All other recipes call for 60!

Catalina Castravet

Catalina Castravet

This recipe is supposed to yield a pink center. If you cook beef in the IP for 60 minutes that becomes a pot roast, tender, and meat almost shreds, which is not the intention for this recipe.

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