Instant Pot Chimichurri Beef Roast
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Adore this beef. Whenever we make beef roasts, we usually end up shredding the beef into the rich sauce - and this one is just the same. Chimichurri sauce is a cilantro based sauce that you could use to cook on the beef and as a garnish. You can usually find it on the international aisle at your grocery store, and in some stores, it’s closer to the condiments. If you can’t find it, you could use another “green salsa” type sauce and garnish with fresh cilantro. We love this as tacos, over rice and just as is!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) beef chuck roast
  • 1/2 - cup(s) hot water**
  • - 7 oz jar(s) chimichurri sauce
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - black beans**
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
  • - Tbsp Salt and pepper
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the beef roast into the electric pressure cooker insert with the hot water and season with salt and pepper. Spread the chimichurri sauce directly over the roast. Note: if you slow cooker “runs hot” and overcooks meat, you might want to add a cup of water or beef broth.
  2. Steam valve: Sealing.
  3. Cook on: Manual/High for 15 minutes.
  4. Release: Natural or Quick.
  5. Cook the rice as directed.
  6. Prepare the veggies and black beans.
  7. Serve Instant Pot Chimichurri Beef Roast with rice and beans and side of veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lb. beef chuck roast
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 jar of chimichurri sauce

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding contents of bag plus water to electric pressure cooker insert. Pressure cook as directed.

Special notes

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Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or mostly frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Chimichurri Beef Roast

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release.
Serve with rice and beans and side of veggies.

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