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Instant Pot Low-Carb Southwestern Pot Roast (Video)

Instant Pot Low-Carb Southwestern Pot Roast is an Instant Pot version of one of the most popular slow cooker pot roasts on this site, and making pot roast in the Instant Pot is easy and quick! 

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Instant Pot Low-Carb Southwestern Pot Roast found on KalynsKitchen.com

Recently when I posted Instant Pot Salsa Chicken with Lime and Melted Mozzarella I talked about how I’ve been working on Instant Pot versions of some of my most popular slow cooker recipes. And this Instant Pot Low-Carb Southwestern Pot Roast is another one that took a few tries to come up with an Instant Pot version, but the slightly-spicy Southwestern beef was so delicious in the Instant Pot version we ended up with.

If you still prefer the slow cooker, check out Low-Carb Southwestern Pot Roast in the Slow Cooker instead. Either way you cook it, the Southwestern Pot Roast was delicious served as pot roast, with some of the sauce spooned over. And this spicy beef can also be shredded apart and served as tacos with my favorite low-carb tortillas, or make lettuce wrap tacos if you prefer. Or eat the spicy Southwestern beef on taco salad, in burritos, or use it for a Cauliflower Rice Taco Bowl. No matter how you eat it, this will be a dinner idea that’s easy and delicious; enjoy!

This recipe was featured in 10 Amazing Low-Carb Mexican Food Dinners to make in the Instant Pot on my other site Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker!


Instant Pot Low-Carb Southwestern Pot Roast found on KalynsKitchen.com

How to Cook Instant Pot Low-Carb Southwestern Pot Roast:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe, including nutritional information.)

  1. Start reducing beef broth in a pan on the stove or in the Instant Pot. (We experimented and the pot roast was definitely more flavorful when the broth was reduced before pressure cooking, instead of reducing the sauce at the end. We liked reducing the stock and browning the meat on the stove which is what the photos show.)
  2. Trim the roast to remove visible fat (as much as you prefer), and season the meat with Kalyn’s Montreal Steak Seasoning or your favorite steak seasoning (affiliate link).
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan and brown the meat well (or use the Instant Pot and brown it in two batches.)
  4. Put all the browned beef in the Instant Pot.
  5. Then add the reduced beef stock to the pan and cook until it’s reduced to about 1/2 cup, scraping off the browned bits from the pan. (It may or may not already be reduced that much.)
  6. Add 3/4 cup salsa to the reduced broth, mix, and then pour that cooking sauce over the meat in the Instant Pot.
  7. Set Instant Pot to MANUAL, HIGH PRESSURE and 35 minutes.
  8. Let the Instant Pot release pressure manually when the time is up.

Instant Pot Low-Carb Southwestern Pot Roast found on KalynsKitchen.com

Finishing Instant Pot Low-Carb Southwestern Pot Roast:

  1. Remove the meat to a cutting board.
  2. We used a Fat Separator (affiliate link) to remove some of the fat from the cooking liquid, but that’s probably optional if you trimmed your meat well.
  3. Then add about 1/2 cup more salsa to the sauce. We used the Instant Pot to warm it while we cut the meat apart.
  4. Serve hot, with the sauce spooned over the meat.

Instant Pot Low-Carb Southwestern Pot Roast found on KalynsKitchen.com

Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

This would be delicious with Pureed Cauliflower with Garlic, Parmesan, and Goat Cheese or Cauliflower Gratin with Sharp Cheddar and Parmesan for a low-carb meal!

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More Instant Pot Beef Recipes:

Instant Pot Low-Carb All Beef Ancho and Anaheim Chili ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli ~ Pressure Cooking Today
Instant Pot (or Stovetop) Low-Carb Taco Soup ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Pressure Cooker Red Wine Beef Stew ~ The Little Kitchen
Pressure Cooker Corned Beef with Creamy Horseradish Sauce ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Balsamic Pot Roast in the Instant Pot ~ Mama Loves Food
Pressure Cooker (or Slow Cooker) Low-Carb Flank Steak Tacos with Spicy Mexican Slaw ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Weekend Food Prep:

This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep  to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

Instant Pot Low-Carb Southwestern Pot Roast

Instant Pot Low-Carb Southwestern Pot Roast

Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Instant Pot Low-Carb Southwestern Pot Roast is an Instant Pot version of one of the most popular slow cooker pot roasts on Kalyn's Kitchen!

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14.5 oz) reduced sodium beef broth, reduced until it's 1/2 cup strong broth
  • 3 lb. beef chuck roast, visible fat trimmed and cut into several pieces (see notes)
  • steak seasoning of your choice to rub on the meat (see notes)
  • 2 tsp. olive oil for browning meat
  • 3/4 cup + 1/2 cup low-sugar salsa (see notes)

Instructions

  1. Start reducing the can of beef broth in a pan on the stove or in the Instant Pot while you brown the meat. (We liked reducing the stock and browning the meat on the stove, but take your choice on that.)
  2. Trim the roast to remove visible fat (as much as you prefer), and season the meat with Kalyn's Montreal Steak Seasoning or your favorite steak seasoning (affiliate link).
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and brown the meat well (or use the Instant Pot and brown it in two batches.) Put the browned beef in the Instant Pot.
  4. Then add the reduced beef stock to the pan and cook longer as needed until it's reduced to about 1/2 cup, scraping off the browned bits from the pan. It may or may not already be reduced that much. (If you chose to brown the meat in the Instant Pot, just reduce the stock to 1/2 cup in the saucepan and then add salsa and pour over the meat in the Instant Pot.)
  5. Add 3/4 cup salsa to the reduced broth and pour that cooking sauce over the meat in the Instant Pot.
  6. Set Instant Pot to MANUAL, HIGH PRESSURE and 35 minutes. Let the Instant Pot release pressure manually when the time is up.
  7. Remove the meat to a cutting board.
  8. We used a Fat Separator (affiliate link) to remove some of the fat from the cooking liquid left in the Instant Pot; optional. Then add about 1/2 cup more salsa to the sauce. We used the Instant Pot to warm it while we cut the meat apart.
  9. Serve hot, with the sauce spooned over the meat.

Notes

I started with a roast that was nearly 4 pounds before I trimmed it. We used Kalyn's Montreal Steak Seasoning for this recipe, but there are many good brands of purchased steak seasoning. We used Pace Picante Sauce Medium (affiliate link) for this recipe but if you're making this for kids you might prefer mild salsa.

This recipe adapted for the Instant Pot from Low-Carb Southwestern Pot Roast in the Slow Cooker.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 641Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 16gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 221mgSodium: 568mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 65g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

I'd love to see your pictures if you make this recipe. Share on social media with the hashtag #kalynskitchen so I can see how it turned out for you!

Instant Pot Low-Carb Southwestern Pot Roast found on KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
It’s important to use a low-sugar salsa for this Instant Pot Low-Carb Southwestern Pot Roast. As long as you choose a salsa with the lowest sugar you can find, this recipe should be good for any low-glycemic or low-carb diet, including any phase of the South Beach Diet.

Find More Recipes Like This One:
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    6 Comments on “Instant Pot Low-Carb Southwestern Pot Roast (Video)”

  1. I made this recipe on Thursday. It is, to quote my husband “awesome!” . And that, btw is very high praise from him. I’ve made a few pot roast recipes from other sites and while they were fine, they were just fine. This was so good! The only thing that would have made it better according to my husband is a couple of our own green chiles from our freezer. But we’re from New Mexico and that’s how we roll.
    What I really appreciate is we managed three meals from this one recipe. The roast the first night, burritos the next and tacos tonight! Yum. Thanks so much.

  2. I’ve been doing the same, going back into my recipe archives and converting more of them to Instant Pot recipes for the way I cook now. This one is definitely my style, so I’ll be trying that soon!

  3. Sounds like a delicious way to spice up a roast.