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French Onion Pressure Cooker Roast

French onion pressure cooker roast is tender with tons of flavor. Perfect Instant Pot shredded beef tacos for dinner even your kids will rave about.

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Yes we’re back with more meals to add to our long list of easy Instant Pot recipes! Today we’re here with what we’re calling french onion pressure cooker roast. We shredded it this time and made some crazy good tacos topped with avocado that didn’t last long between the 5 of us. Let us know what you think!

French Onion Instant Pot Roast

So we live in Idaho now where there are lots of farms. In this new world of ours people tend to stock up for the winter and buy half a cow, a pig, etc…

Then we can store it in a deep freezer in the garage so we’re set and have to go to the store less often. Buying meat in bulk is a game changer.

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For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

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French Onion Instant Pot Pot Roast

This was a bit odd when we first got here but low and behold we did it and now we have LOTS of beef to use!

  • I decided to add to our Instant Pot beef recipes and make a sort of shredded beef using one of the roasts we got. It turned out great!

You can make this as an easy Ninja Foodi recipe too if that is the brand you have on hand.

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French Onion Instant Pot Roast

As always this pressure cooker roast came out super tender in no time at all as I just throw everything that sounds good together, toss, and wait until the beeper goes off to let me know it’s done.

Then I shred/slice the meat, put it back into the incredible juices to soak up more flavor, and get the toppings ready.

  1. We made Instant Pot tacos out of them
    1. Sliced roast thin
    2. Added into small flour tortillas
    3. Served with sliced avocado on top
  2. Served over Instant Pot white rice
  3. Made into a low carb meal / Instant Pot keto recipes
    1. Served inside lettuce, as lettuce wraps
    2. Eaten as is with a slice of avocado on top
    3. Served inside a bell pepper sliced in half

How else would you serve this style of pressure cooker shredded beef?

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Ninja Foodi French Onion Roast

I personally like to have some sort of idea or meal schedule so I am prepared for dinner. We like to eat around 5 p.m. so I like to start early and using a pressure cooker gives me the ability to cook a large cut of meat like this one without having to spend a lot of time in the kitchen which I love.

To get a roast as tender as this one was I typically had to cook it in my slow cooker all day and I didn’t always think about dinner at 9 in the morning to get it going in time.

  • My Instant Pot, Crockpot Express and new Ninja Foodi pressure cookers have truly changed my life and the way I cook. (yes I have all 3 and will share directions below for all)

I cook a lot more homemade meals now with this fancy thing….

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Pressure cooker roast recipe

  • Roast – we used a 2.75 lb. blade roast
  • Onion
  • French onion soup mix packets
  • Beef stock – or broth (french onion soup can be used as your liquid as well for a bolder onion flavor overall)
  • Can of diced chiles – we used mild but spicier would be good too

Toppings for soft shredded beef tacos as well if you’re serving it like that, fresh avocado slices are our favorite.

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Other easy pressure cooker recipes to try after this one!

  1. Instant Pot shredded pork
  2. Pressure cooker beef pot pie soup is great for another beef win
  3. Instant Pot shredded chicken goes along with the whole shredded meat dinner thing 😉
  • If you’re making Crock Pot Express roast directions below will remain the same but pushing the pressure adjust button, high pressure, for the designated time (or longer if your piece of meat is substantially larger). Follow rest of instructions below.
    • You can find more easy Crock Pot Express on my site too
  • Making a Ninja Foodi roast? You will follow these directions

Want to cook a dutch oven roast ? We have instructions for that method here too. We have a lot of beef to cook take a peek at our Instant Pot cooking times printable, linked above, so you can find how long each cut of meat takes to be perfectly tender.

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French Onion Pressure Cooker Roast

French onion pressure cooker roast is tender with tons of flavor. Perfect Instant Pot shredded beef tacos for dinner even your kids will rave about.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Keyword beef, french onion, instant pot, pressure cooker, roast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 181kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Cut your roast into 4 equal pcs. if you’re making shredded beef, or in 2 equal pieces if you want to slice it when it’s done. (I recommend making shredded roast as it will want to fall apart)
  • Put meat into your Instant Pot followed by your sliced onion, can of chiles, sprinkled in packets of french onion soup mix, and then pour your broth/stock on top of everything.
  • Close your lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 55 minutes. (timing good for a 2.5-3.5 lb. roast, may need to adjust if using a smaller or larger piece of meat)
  • Allow to naturally release for 10 minutes, then release rest of steam.
  • Remove meat and cut into small slices or shred if you’re making tacos/serving over rice, or slice and serve as is followed by a pour of the juices on top of your meat.
Nutrition Facts
French Onion Pressure Cooker Roast
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 2224mg97%
Potassium 500mg14%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin C 65mg79%
Calcium 404mg40%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
French Onion Pressure Cooker Roast
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