Tender Ninja Foodi pot roast is easier to make than you think in your pressure cooker! Shredded for sliders or sliced it is a hearty meal full of flavor.
I love making this when beef is on sale. There is really no other way to make it fork tender fall apart like in a pressure cooker.
You don’t need the air crisp function for this. You want it soft, not crispy.
If you too are obsessed with your Ninja Foodi pressure cooker air fryer machine, here are a few resource to start with:
- You can bookmark our Ninja air fryer recipes page, we add to that weekly.
- Grab a Foodi cookbook here, we love this one.
- Then join our Ninja Facebook group where you can share and find more ideas you’ll love. We have an air fryer page that shares daily ideas too.
If you need to know how to cook frozen meat in a pressure cooker, we have information on that. NO, you aren’t the only forgetful one. 😉
Pot Roast in Ninja Foodi
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Beef broth
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
We are going to start to brown meat on saute function first.
You want to do this on all sides but it is important when done to deglaze pressure cooker.
Time needed: 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Ninja Foodi Pot Roast
Add olive oil, set pot to saute and add meat (sprinkled with salt and pepper) when hot. Brown on all sides until lightly browned. Remove meat and deglaze pot with a bit of your broth so pot doesn’t display burn notice on screen later.
- Add ingredients
Put browned meat back into pot with remaining seasonings sprinkled on top. Add onions and beef broth.
Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 60 minute cook time. Allow to naturally release the pressure for 10 – 15 minutes when done, then quick release. (if more than 3 lbs. you may want to increase time)
Shred and serve, or allow to rest and slice. If you want gravy, remove meat and set pot to saute. Add water/cornstarch slurry to thicken broth into a gravy.
Let’s start with a few step by step photos to get you going on this one. We love to just shred ours at the end to make tacos or serve over rice.
If you make this and do receive the MORE WATER notice on the screen you didn’t scrape all the cooked on bits off the bottom.
The pot (some are more sensitive than others) does this because it thinks contents are burning.
Many times it is not, but if you ensure that the inside of the pot is free from particles on the bottom you can avoid this issue.
- You may ask if you can cook vegetables at the same time as your meat. The answer is I wouldn’t.
- The firmest veggie would be whole potatoes but even those cooked for over an hour are going to become basically mush.
Here are a few questions you might have before you start on this:
I have both for a variety of reasons. You can use either machine to make a pressure cooker roast. Since you aren’t air frying anything it doesn’t matter. The Foodi is larger but has the hot air function.
Instant Pot recipes can be used in the Foodi with no alterations.
We have the answer to that!! Below are instructions on how to make a frozen roast in a Ninja Foodi, or this one if it is defrosted. Then you’ll be set either way so dinner will be done in no time at all.
I wouldn’t use this kitchen appliance for large pieces of meat. That only has a grill and air fryer function. You really need to pressure cook first. I use my Ninja Foodi grill for steaks and air fryer roast that is cut into smaller slices.
Chuck roast is a popular cut of meat because of it’s low cost, but personally I love sirloin or short loin.
I personally use whatever I have in the freezer since we buy meat in bulk, so we have a lot of beef going on here. 😉
Pot Roast in Ninja Foodi
This pot roast recipe is amazingly tender when it is done. No real need to tenderize the meat before cooking, the high pressure does that work for you. It will fall apart just as if you made it in a slow cooker.
What should I serve with a roast?
- Carrots and potatoes are always a good choice made in under 30 minutes.
- Air fryer cauliflower is a low carb choice that has tons of flavor too.
Another great choice is some pressure cooker fried cabbage. Let me tell you, this is out of control great. Everyone goes crazy over it.
Want to try another idea after you go crazy over this one? We have made pressure cooker Mississippi roast before and the sauce is incredible.
There are so many possibilities you can make with a large cut of meat like this I tell you. Some take just 30 minutes while others are worth the wait at closer to an hour.
AND if you’re forgetful you can use our recipe for pressure cooker frozen roast, that still comes out perfect.
Below is a printable recipe card you can keep on hand. We do love to “see” you though so if you love this creation come back! I add new easy Ninja Foodi recipe ideas each week so be sure to subscribe below.
Ninja Foodi Pot Roast
- Season all sides of the roast with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Put oil in the Ninja Foodi pot. Place seasoned roast in the pot and SAUTE on HIGH, browning all sides. (then take meat out, add some of your broth and deglaze – scrape stuck on bits off bottom off, then put meat back in)
- Add beef broth and onions to the pot. Close lid and set on high pressure for 60 minutes. Allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick release.
- Remove roast and onions. In a small bowl, combine cold water and cornstarch. Turn Ninja Foodi to saute. When the juice begins to boil, slowly stir in this mix.
- Cook until gravy forms. Depending on the consistency, you may have to add more cornstarch/water slurry.