Instant Pot Balsamic Pot Roast With Dijon Mustard

Perfect for family dinners or entertaining friends, this Instant Pot Balsamic pot roast with Dijon mustard is heaven on a plate. Served with creamy potatoes and carrots for a delicious meal. This recipe is gluten-free and Whole30 friendly.

Instant Pot Balsamic Pot Roast With Dijon Mustard

Today’s Instant Pot balsamic pot roast is a meal from Kristy Bernardo’s cookbook Weeknight Cooking with Your Instant Pot. She has fond memories had growing up in rural Wisconsin and enjoying pot roasts on Sundays. Her mom would braise her roast all afternoon until the meat fell apart with just a fork. 

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While developing recipes for her book, Kristy wanted to recreate this childhood dish by adding a couple of her favourite flavour twists: balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard. She delivers her Sunday pot roast in the Instant Pot in just 50 minutes!  

If you love a good pot roast, this pressure cooker recipe is a must! The tender beef meat is served over creamy mash with a side of your favourite vegetables such as carrots or greens. The cooking pot roast broth makes an excellent sauce to complete the meal.

We hope you enjoy this spectacular Instant Pot balsamic pot roast!


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Instant Pot Balsamic Dijon Pot Roast

Instant Pot Balsamic Pot Roast With Dijon Mustard

  • Author: Kristy Bernardo
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


Perfect for family dinners or entertaining friends, this Instant Pot balsamic pot roast with Dijon mustard sauce is heaven on a plate. Served with creamy potatoes and carrots for a delicious meal.



23 tbsp (30–45 ml) vegetable or olive oil

4 lb (1.8 kg) chuck roast

Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 large yellow onion, chopped

1/ ₃ cup (80 ml) balsamic vinegar

23 tbsp (30–45 g) Dijon mustard

2 cups (472 ml) reduced-sodium beef broth

5 sprigs fresh thyme

1 lb (454 g) small baby potatoes, white or red (cut in half or quarters if golf ball–sized or larger)

2 bunches small carrots, with tops, about 1 lb (454 g) (cut off tops leaving a small stub)


  1. Press “Saute” to preheat your Instant Pot and set to “More.” When the word “hot” appears on the display, add enough vegetable oil to coat the bottom of the pot.
  2. Season your chuck roast well with salt and pepper, add it to the Instant Pot and brown it well on all sides. If necessary to fit comfortably in the Instant Pot, cut your roast into 2 to 3 pieces and sear each piece separately. Remove the roast and set aside.
  3. Reduce the heat setting to “Normal.” Add the onions to the drippings in the pot and scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the pot, adding a little more oil if necessary. Saute the onions until soft, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar and boil it until it’s reduced and slightly syrupy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the Dijon.
  4. Set the roast on top of the onion. Pour in the beef broth and add the thyme sprigs.
  5. Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Press “Manual” and adjust the timer to 50 minutes. Check that the cooking pressure is on “high” and that the release valve is set to “Sealing.”
  6. When the time is up, open the Instant Pot using “Quick Pressure Release” and wait until all the pressure is released before opening. Working quickly, add the potatoes to the pot, followed by the carrots. Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Press “Manual” and adjust the time to 10 minutes of cooking time.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


This roast gets better with time so don’t be afraid to make extra for leftovers!


  • Serving Size: 150-180 g / 5-6 oz meat with veggies
  • Calories: 333
  • Sugar: 4.5 g
  • Sodium: 488.7 mg
  • Fat: 12.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.9 g
  • Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 37.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 107 mg

Keywords: Beef, Chuck Roast, Sunday Roast



Reprinted with permission from Weeknight Cooking with Your Instant Pot by Kristy Bernardo, Page Street Publishing Co. 2018. Photo credit: Becky Winkler.

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  1. Would red wine work if added? If so, do you have a recommendation on how much? This sounds delicious! Looking forward to making on one of these cold nights.

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