Instant Pot Beef Roast with Coffee

One of the first meals I made in the Instant Pot was Roast Beef. As I’ve become more comfortable with my Instant Pot, I’ve begun experimenting more, and adapting recipes I’ve previously used in my trusty slow cooker. This recipe is an adaptation of a tried and true recipe I’ve followed for years. In fact, I’ve prepared roast beef with coffee for so long, I didn’t actually have a recipe… instead it’s become one of those ‘throw this stuff in and cook it’ recipes. Read on for how I adapted a family favorite for the Instant Pot!

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If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you might have some questions. There are tons of youtube videos and ideas on Pinterest. I’ve pinned quite a few, and have a Board called Instant Pot Recipes & Ideas. Don’t be overwhelmed by this machine! It’s really quite easy if you just follow the instructions that come with your pot, and try a few simple recipes first. There are several versions of the Instant Pot – mine is a pretty plain six quart model. If I had it to do all over again, I’d get the eight quart, simply for the real estate inside the pot. The joy of the Instant Pot is that you can saute and cook in the same appliance. Can you say easy clean up? Yes ma’am! I recommend you purchase a few extra sealing rings, and the glass lid if you intend to use your Instant Pot as a slow cooker. There are tons of accessories now for the Instant Pot – everything from racks to cake pans to egg holders!

The Instant Pot does a fabulous job of tenderizing most cuts of meat. The saute feature is great for one pot meals like roast beef.

This recipe uses coffee. Why coffee? Coffee is acidic, and does a fabulous job of breaking down and tenderizing the meat. It also adds a deliciously rich flavor to the gravy. Just for giggles, I also added a splash of red wine to the liquid. Because I wanted to open that bottle of merlot to sip while I cooked!

Instant Pot Coffee Roast Beef

Coffee adds a deliciously rich flavor to this easy to prepare and cook roast beef.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 2.5 lb. Beef Chuck Roast
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3/4 cup beef stock
  • 3/4 cup coffee
  • splash wine
  • 2 cloves garlic mashed
  • 2 lbs. baby red potatoes
  • 1/2 lb. carrots roughly chopped
  • 1/2 medium white onion roughly chopped
  • 1 pkg. whole button mushrooms sliced
  • 2 Tbsps. Unsalted butter


  • Press Saute on your Instant Pot to preheat the pot. While the pot is heating up, pat the roast dry, and rub in the salt and garlic pepper. Once the Instant Pot reads ‘HOT’, swirl the olive oil into the pot, add the roast and saute each side, about 5 minutes. You want the roast to get nice and browned on each side.
    Roast Beef with Coffee
  • Deglaze the Instant Pot with the beef stock, moving the roast around, scraping the brown bits off the bottom of the pot. Pour in the coffee and splash of wine. Sprinkle the garlic on top of the roast. 
  • Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Press ‘Pressure Cook’, ‘Manual’, or ‘Meat Stew’ setting, and use the + or – buttons to select 45 minutes of time. Make sure your cooker is set to ‘sealing’ so the pot will come to pressure. 
  • Pour yourself a glass of merlot while the roast cooks and you prepare to chop the veggies. 🙂 I like to chop my carrots on the diagonal into nice hearty chunks. Have the veggies all chopped and ready to go.
    Veggies for Roast Beef
  • When time is up, carefully open the lid using the ‘quick pressure release’  method. You can also let the meat hang out a bit and release pressure slowly; the pot will automatically switch to ‘warm’ if you choose to do this. I’ve found that the meat turns out more tender if I let it hang out a few minutes before releasing pressure.
  • Working quickly, add all the chopped veggies on top of the roast. Close and lock the lid, press ‘Pressure Cook’, ‘Manual’, or ‘Meat Stew’ setting, and use the + or – buttons to select 10 minutes of time.
  • When time is up, use the ‘quick pressure release’ method. Remove the veggies and roast to a serving platter and tent.
  • Select ‘saute’ on the Instant Pot, bringing the juices to a boil, add the butter, and another splash of wine if you wish, reducing the liquids a bit. This creates a lovely gravy for your roast.
  • Slice and serve the roast with a hearty helping of vegetables and the delicious gravy. 
Keyword Instant Pot
Coffee Roast Beef with veggies

If you enjoyed this recipe, try some of my other Instant Pot recipes:

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave me a comment and let me know if you try this recipe, or if you have any questions! I’d love to hear from you!

9 thoughts on “Instant Pot Beef Roast with Coffee

    1. I know it sounds odd to throw in the coffee, but I promise, you can’t taste it! It just gives it a richer flavor. Let me know if you try it! ❤️

  1. I still don’t have an Instant Pot! Think I need to get one, it’s amazing that this cooks in less than an hour! Sounds like a fantastic recipe! Thank you for sharing!😋

  2. This recipe for a beef roast will make anyone the family chef at every get together. When done, it looks very tender and tasty.

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