A Savory Twist on Low Sodium Roast Beef

The anticipation of cooler days ahead calls for a mouthwatering Low Sodium Pot Roast Recipe that will warm both your heart and your taste buds. Whether it’s the middle of summer or the peak of winter, there’s no denying the irresistible appeal of a classic pot roast. It’s a timeless favorite that satisfies even the most old-fashioned meat and potatoes aficionados.

But here’s the kicker: I’ve got an even better version for you, and it’s made in the Instant Pot. This means you can save time and still enjoy a delicious dinner on the same evening. No more waiting for hours, like with a slow cooker. And the best part? This low sodium pot roast recipe will blow your mind, with just around 200 mg of sodium per serving. That’s significantly lower than most pot roast recipes out there.

The Ultimate Cut of Meat for Your Pot Roast

A pot roast benefits from the longer cooking time, making it perfect for tougher, more economical cuts of beef. There are a few cuts that work wonders for a great pot roast:

  • Chuck Roast: This is my personal favorite. It has just the right amount of marbling, resulting in an incredibly tender and flavorful roast. Plus, you can often find chuck roast on sale at a great price!
  • Round Roast: Another excellent choice, which I’ve used a few times with great success.
  • Brisket: Although I haven’t personally used brisket for pot roast, many people find it to be a fantastic option.
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Preparing the Beef for Your Instant Pot Pot Roast

Here’s a pro tip: Cut the roast into 3″ to 4″ chunks using a sharp knife. Trim away any excessive fat from the edges, but don’t worry about small deposits. They will only enhance the flavor. By cutting the roast into smaller pieces, you achieve several benefits. First, it cooks faster in the Instant Pot. Second, it makes fat removal easier. And finally, it allows for more surface area of the meat to develop caramelization, resulting in mouthwatering flavor notes.

While you technically can cook a frozen roast in the Instant Pot, I highly recommend against it. You’ll miss out on the incredible flavors that come from searing the meat and the opportunity to remove any excess fat beforehand. So, for the best results, use thawed meat.

To Au Jus or To Gravy? Your Choice!

Once you’ve removed the meat, potatoes, and carrots from the pot, you have a choice to make. You can either use the natural juices as is, creating a delightful Au jus sauce, or transform them into a delectable homemade gravy. As a personal preference, I opt for the gravy. It coats the meal, adding a savory touch and further enhancing the taste.

Here’s a simple recipe for the gravy mix:

  • 3 tsp Herbox no-sodium beef bouillon granules
  • 2 Tbsp low sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Kitchen Bouquet Browning & Seasoning Sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup Wondra or flour

After removing the solids, leaving only the juices in the pot, stir in the additional gravy ingredients over medium heat. Add the Wondra or flour gradually until the gravy reaches your desired thickness. Keep in mind that the amount of thickening agent may vary depending on the liquid’s consistency, so be cautious.

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The Perfect Accompaniments: Potatoes and Carrots

To create a complete meal, potatoes and carrots are the perfect companions for your Instant Pot Pot Roast. However, it’s crucial to add them during the last 10 minutes of cooking. This ensures they maintain their texture and don’t turn into mush.

You have several options when it comes to potato choice. All varieties work well, whether it’s a russet potato cut into large cubes, a red potato halved, or Yukon Gold potatoes left whole. Personally, I prefer russets with the skin on. It adds a rustic touch and a lovely flavor.

For carrots, go for big ones and cut them into large 2″ pieces. Remember not to submerge the vegetables in the cooking liquid. Instead, layer them on top of the meat chunks or use a steamer basket. This method preserves their texture and prevents them from becoming overly soft.

As always, I am eager to hear your thoughts on this recipe. Share your experiences, tips, and any modifications you’ve made in the comments section below. Your feedback inspires me and helps create an engaged community of food enthusiasts. And if you’re hungry for more delicious recipes, follow me on Facebook and Pinterest!

Low Sodium Pot Roast

Nutrition Information – Please note that the nutrition information provided is an estimate and should not replace the advice of a healthcare professional or nutritionist. Sodium requirements vary for each individual, so always consult with your doctor to determine your recommended daily sodium intake.

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