Frozen Beef Roast Instant Pot Recipe

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Close up view of Frozen Beef Roast Instant Pot

Did you plan to make a beef roast for dinner but forgot to defrost it? No worries! You can cook it in an Instant Pot. It only takes about 90 minutes to cook a frozen beef roast in an Instant Pot. Plus, it's super easy to make. 

The beef roast is placed into the instant pot and doused with beef broth and orange juice to help the seasoning stick. Then it's seasoned, covered with garlic, onions, carrots, and Habanero peppers, and cooked for 90 minutes until it's tender. 

Serve this moist and tender beef roast with whipped sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice, or steamed vegetables to turn this main dish into a complete meal.

You'll love this recipe because it turns a frozen beef roast into a tender and juicy meal in just 90 minutes using an Instant Pot. It's a quick, easy, and convenient way to enjoy a delicious family dinner without the hassle of defrosting.

  • Beef Roast: The main protein, providing a rich, beefy flavor.
  • Beef Broth: Adds depth and enhances the beefy taste.
  • Fresh Orange Juice: Adds a hint of sweetness and helps the seasoning adhere.
  • Kosher Salt: Enhances all the flavors in the dish.
  • Paprika: Adds a mild heat and smoky flavor.
  • Black Pepper: Provides a subtle kick.
  • Dried Basil: Adds a hint of herbaceous flavor.
  • Ground Cumin: Adds earthiness and complexity.
  • Garlic: Adds a robust, savory flavor.
  • Yellow Onion: Adds sweetness and depth.
  • Carrots: Add sweetness and texture.
  • Habanero Pepper: Adds a spicy kick for those who like it hot.

Store any leftover beef roast in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat the leftovers in the microwave or on the stovetop until warmed through. The flavors meld and intensify, making the leftovers even more delicious the next day. This beef roast also makes great sandwiches or can be added to a salad for a hearty lunch.

Can you put a frozen roast in Instant Pot?

You can put a frozen roast in an instant pot. It will take a little longer to cook, but it will be just as tender and juicy as if cooked thawed.
 

How long does it take to cook frozen beef in Instant Pot?

It takes about 90 minutes to cook frozen beef in the instant pot. However, it may take more or less time for the beef roast to cook, depending on the size of the beef roast.

Is it better to cook a roast frozen or thawed?

Cooking a thawed roast is better. A frozen roast takes 50% longer, the seasoning won't stick to the meat, and there is a greater chance the meat will overcook. Cooking a thawed roast is much easier since the seasoning adheres to the heart and takes less cooking time.

How do you defrost a beef roast quickly?

The quickest way to defrost beef roast is using cold water. Submerge the beef roast in cold water. Let the meat thaw in the water for 2–3 hours, changing the water every 30 minutes.

Author: Sarah Leadon
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
8 mins
Cook Time
90 mins
Total Time
98 mins
Serves
5 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 (2 1/2 pounds) Beef Roast

  • 3 cups Beef Broth

  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Orange Juice

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher Salt

  • 1 teaspoon Paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Basil

  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin

  • 4 cloves Garlic, diced

  • 1 medium Yellow Onion, diced

  • 2 medium Carrots, diced

  • 1 tablespoon Habanero Pepper, minced

Instructions

Place the trivet in the Instant Pot, then place the beef roast on top of the trivet.

Prepare beef on top of the trivet.

Pour the beef broth and orange juice over the beef roast.

Adding broth and orange juice to the beef roast

Mix the kosher salt, paprika, black pepper, basil, and cumin in a small bowl until combined.

Prepare spices for the Frozen Beef Roast

Sprinkle the seasoning blend all over the beef roast.

Adding the seasonings to Frozen Beef Roast

Sprinkle the garlic, onion, carrots, and Habanero pepper over the beef roast.

Adding garlic, onions carrots & Hanero pepper to the Frozen Beef Roast

Cover the Instant Pot with the lid, then turn the pressure valve to seal and press manual cook for 90 minutes.

Cooking the Frozen Beef Roast in the Instant Pot

Allow the pressure to release naturally for 30 minutes. Turn the valve to venting.

Turning the valve of the instant pot.

Remove the lid from the Instant Pot once all the pressure has been released.

Release the pressure of the instant pot.

Carefully remove the beef roast from the Instant Pot, place it on a cutting board, and let it cool for 15 minutes. Slice or shred the beef roast before serving.

Serving the Frozen Beef Roast Instant Pot
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Sarah Leadon
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon