Consider the noble pot roast, scion of Sunday dinners stretching back generations to an era when life was simpler and time was available to monitor it’s progress in a 300 degree oven for a low and slow cook. The pot roast is THE fundamental dish every cook needs to master. It’s also the grandparent of all dump meals with protein and veggies together as one… consider mashing up some potatoes, buttering some noodles, thicken the drippings for a tasty gravy and you’re all set!
All true but today it seems an unlikely dish… soccer practice, hockey practice, football, volleyball, dance, cheering, digital camp and on it goes. Or, maybe today’s home cook is also a surfer or tennis player. Sitting for several hours reading a book while waiting for everything to coalesce in the oven might be impossible. But the grandparent of all dump meals is too delicious not to apply today’s technology to solve the time crunch.
Slow cookers or crock pots seem the obvious solution and they are after all the ultimate Veteran Tool… tumble everything together and set it and forget it. But, the Instant Pot provides even more options and convenience with it’s sauté and pressure cook speed cooking settings. It’s a new fundamental Veteran Tool. So, see below for two ways to tackle the venerable pot roast at your house today!