Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Slow Cooker or Instant Pot French Onion Beef Roast

Aug 9, 2022

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot French Onion Beef Roast

This comfort food French Onion Beef Chuck Roast can be made in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker! It's hearty, flavorful and great with rice, pasta or potatoes!


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Today's recipe is really perfect any time of the year! The slow cooker or Instant Pot do all the work for you with this French Onion Beef Roast!

It's made with easy ingredients, it's so full of flavor, definitely a favorite for all onion lovers and it feeds alot of people when you serve it with pasta, rice and mashed potatoes. We've even used it for French Dip sandwiches. So good!

If you have leftovers, it can be re-purposed into so many different meals and really stretch your grocery budget.

This meal is great for weeknights when using the slow cooker, or anytime when using your Instant Pot. We love it for Sunday dinner when it's cold outside. it really is such a wonderful comfort food!


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Recipe tips:

  • Make a gravy with the juice. Combine cornstarch and warm water, remove the roast and onions, then whisk into the juice. Cover and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, until thickened.


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Yield 8 servings
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time
10 Min
Cook time
8 Hour
Total time
8 H & 10 M

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot French Onion Beef Roast

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 pound beef chuck roast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 - 1 ounce packet onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. For the Instant Pot:
  2. Heat the electric pressure cooker using the “saute” function until “hot.”
  3. Season the roast with salt and black pepper on each side.
  4. Add the oil to the electric pressure cooker and brown the roast on both sides.
  5. Deglaze the bottom of the pot by adding the beef stock and scraping with a wooden spoon.
  6. Top the roast with the onions, onion soup mix, and red wine vinegar.
  7. Cover the electric pressure cooker and set the valve to “sealing.”
  8. Program the electric pressure cooker using the “pressure cook” or “manual” function for 1 hour. When the cook cycle is completed, quick release the pressure.
  9. Serve the beef roast with the au jux and onions.
  10. For the Slow Cooker:
  11. Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  12. Season the roast with salt and black pepper on each side.
  13. Add the oil to the skillet and brown the roast on both sides.
  14. Deglaze the bottom of the skillet by adding the beef stock and scraping with a wooden spoon.
  15. Transfer the roast and the beef broth to the slow cooker.
  16. Top the roast with the onions, onion soup mix, and red wine vinegar.
  17. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  18. Serve the beef roast with the au jux and onions.

Notes

The leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.


Make a gravy with the juice. Combine cornstarch and warm water, remove the roast and onions, then whisk into the juice. Cover and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, until thickened.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

347.92

Fat

21.36

Sat. Fat

8.84

Carbs

5.41

Fiber

0.76

Net carbs

4.63

Sugar

1.5

Protein

33.81

Sodium

773.79

Cholesterol

117.37

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