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Instant Pot Cranberry Beef Roast

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Instant Pot Cranberry Beef Roast

Tricia
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4 Servings
8 Ingredients
11 Comments

This freezer friendly Instant Pot roast is perfect for holiday family gatherings. Have leftover cranberry sauce you aren’t sure what to do with? This Instant Pot Cranberry Beef Roast Recipe is the perfect recipe so it doesn’t go to waste!

4 Servings
8 Ingredients
11 Comments

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ pounds quarter Beef Roast
  • 1 tablespoon Minced Onion, Dried
  • 12 ounces Cranberries, Fresh
  • ½ cups Orange Juice
  • ½ cups Water
  • ½ cups Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons Cinnamon

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  1. This doesn’t seem to call for any liquid in the cooker when cooking from frozen.. how does the cooker come to pressure with no liquid?

    1. Hi Emiline,

      The recipe calls for 1/2 cup each orange juice and water. Most pressure cookers require between 1 and 1-1/2 cups of liquid to come to pressure. Also, the roast and cranberries will release liquid as they cook.

      Hope that helps!

    2. That’s why we have you saute first when you cook from frozen! This will create enough liquid for your pot to come to pressure.

  2. I just cooked a 2.6 lb sirloin roast on high pressure for 40 minutes and it was still nearly completely raw. It’s back in for an additional 25 minutes now. This is only my third time using my Instant Pot. Not sure where I went wrong? Did you cut up your roast into pieces first? Thanks!

    1. When cooking a large cut of meat, to keep the cook time to a minimum, be sure to cut the meat into smaller portions. This recipe calls for the roast to be quartered. That allows the meat to cook through.

  3. I made this last night and one for the freezer. Personally once I use the one in the freezer I will not make again. It wasn’t something that intrigued our taste buds, although I’m sure others will find it delicious.

    1. I am sorry that you did not like it. Just like with all foods – different tastes. Hopefully you can find some that you do like!

  4. This seems like an awful lot of sugar, would cutting back the amount affect anything other than the flavor? I’m pretty sensitive to sweetness.

    1. It would change the consistency of the sauce and, as you said, affect the flavor, but the cooking instructions shouldn’t be changed by cutting back the sugar. If you try the recipe the less sugar, please let us know how it goes!

      1. I cut the sugar in half (brown & white both) and diluted the OJ slightly. Delicious! It does produce a thinner sauce, but the flavors are really good. I cooked a 3 lb bottom round roast, thawed and cut into 4 pieces following the cook time and 15 min natural release. Fall apart tender, definitely a keeper.

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