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Pot Roast in the Instant Pot

3.02 from 72 votes


Meat & Marinade

  • Sirloin tip - 3.8 lbs - 1.742 kgs
  • Juice of 2 Limes all over the meat
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 tbsps Ginger & Garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp fresh cracked Pepper
  • 1.5 tsps red Chilli powder
  • 1.5 tsps Turmeric powder
  • 1.5 tsps Cumin powder
  • 4 tbsps Vinegar Goa, Malt, Red Wine or regular
  • Whole Cloves as per taste


  • I cup sliced Onions
  • 3 green Chillies
  • 6 dried red Chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 cup cooked Potato slices


  • Slice the beef into smaller chunks so it’s easy to marinate and cook
  • Add the juice of the lines, salt, ginger & garlic, pepper, all the spices and the vinegar and rub all over to coat the meat
  • Pierce the meat with some cloves and leave aside to marinate preferably overnight
  • Turn the Instant Pot on saute mode
  • Heat some oil and add the onions, chillies and a pinch of salt and allow to get golden brown
  • Remove the onions and add the chunks of meat to the pot and allow the meat to sear
  • Add the onions and chillies back in and all the remaining marinade
  • Add salt to taste and the water
  • Close the Instant Pot and set it to pressure cook for 20 mins
  • Allow the steam to naturally escape
  • Remove the meat and allow to cool
  • Add cooked potato slices into the gravy for a few minutes and remove
  • Slice the meat and add back into the gravy and serve with the potatoes