I hope your new year is off to a great start! Our 20 Home Cooked Meals in January Challenge seems to be a huge hit that everyone is getting on board with! What better time than now to throw a new recipe out there!? I know a lot of you got new pressure cookers for Christmas, so this one is for you! Rip that shinny new pressure cooker out of its box and give this new recipe a try! I promise, it’s not going to explode on you! And if you don’t have a pressure cooker, no worries, this can be made in the slow cooker also.
What’s not to love about tender, juicy, roast beef!? Put it on some toasted French bread with some melted provolone cheese, dip it in some Au Jus and you’ll understand what I mean.
This recipe requires you to do a tiny bit of prep before dumping everything in and letting it cook. But trust me, it’s quick, painless, and quite fun! Here’s a look at what you’ll need to make the roast beef.
To keep this recipe macro friendly I used a leaner cut of beef. Don’t worry, it still comes out full of flavor and nice and tender! Look for the round eye beef, also know as, eye of round at your local grocery store. I grabbed this 3 pound one at Sam’s club. Any 2-3.5 pound roast is going to yield nearly the same macros so don’t stress about that part. Slice it up into chucks for even cooking and season generously with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Let it sit for a good 15 minutes. Set your Instant Pot to saute(or just do this in a pan on the stove if using a slow cooker) and heat up 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. You’re going to sear the pieces of meat on all sides. Each side will cook about 2-4 minutes.
Now add 32oz. beef broth, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, and 2 packets Lipton onion soup packets to the pot and bring to a boil. Stir and scrape that goodness off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Add your meat back into the pot so it’s submerged in the broth. If cooking in the slow cooker, now is when you’d transfer it there from the stovetop. Set your Instant Pot to high pressure for 50 minutes or slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours.
I typically let my Instant Pot naturally release for 30 minutes or so, so I can’t say for sure if the quick release will be okay. I find the quick release tends to make a bit of an unwanted mess anyway so I don’t usually use that option. Once your meat is finished, remove it from the pot so you can shred it. Mine is always super tender and easy to shred with a couple forks.
I purchased some fresh French Bread rolls from Walmart for our sandwiches this time around and it was great. I sliced them in half and broiled them on low with some provolone cheese on top for about 3 minutes. But I will say, the Walmart onion poppy seed ciabatta rolls are also amazing paired with this roast beef.
I’m not including the macros for the actual sandwich in MyFitnessPal because most of you wont be using the same bread or amount of cheese. Instead I input the roast beef for you and the Au Jus for dipping. Simply search: Stay Fit Mom Roast Beef & Stay Fit Mom Au Jus to log them each in your diary. Enjoy!
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