Shredded Pot Roast with Homemade Fries and gravy

Shredded Pot Roast with Homemade Fries and Gravy

Shredded Pot Roast with Homemade Fries and Gravy…the perfect, delicious, and easy addition to this Summer's table.  Made simply with a sirloin tip roast and potatoes.  As promised, it's simple, comfort food, and delicious.  (Yes I got all your DM's asking so...)'s my EASY take on shredded pot roast and homemade fries...with gravy duh.

Note:  I do cheat and do the Instant Pot for the meat, but pot roast can totally be in your pressure cooker, slow cooker, or oven.  For quick and easy, use the Instant Pot.  (If you don't have one, you're missing out, trust me).


3-4 lb roast (sirloin tip roast or eye of the round)

Salt, pepper,

1/4 cup Olive Oil

1 cup beef broth

1 onion chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

4-6 potatoes, sliced

(vegetable oil in deep fryer or fry in skillet with vegetable oil)

Put your Instant Pot on sauté.  Pat meat dry.  Heavily salt and pepper both sides.  Saute meat in 1/4 cup olive oil.  Brown each side about 3-4 minutes.  Remove.


 In pot, while on sauté, add one chopped onion, brown a little, then add 2 gloves of garlic chopped.  Saute till garlic is fragrant about a minute or two.  Deglaze the pot with one cup of beef broth.  Scraping all the little bits off the bottom of the pot (remember this is what makes your gravy yummy).  

Insert the steamer rack in Instant Pot, add the meat back in on rack.  Turn on Manual High Pressure for 35 minutes.  Trust me, it's that easy.  It comes out pure perfection.  Tender, juicy, perfect.  When it's done remove the meat, and put your pot on sauté (low).  

For my gravy, I add one of two things:  a capful or two of Gravy Master OR a packet of McCormick brown gravy mix (sometimes I add 2 pack depending on amount of liquid so you may have to judge).  Then you'll let that get all warm and yummy.  Separately in a small bowl or measuring cup, add about 1/4 cup of flour mixed with water.  Stir/whisk till no lumps, once mixed add this to your juices in the pot. This will thicken your gravy.  Let it warm up.  (A lot of times, I'll think my gravy is not getting thick and add more, but then you add more and it's too thick.  It needs time to warm and thicken).  Once thick and perfect, turn Instant Pot off.  

You could add your roast back in with the gravy or put in a gravy boat and serve on side.  Up to you.  I put my meat on a nice plate and my gravy in a gravy boat.  

Last step....slice some potatoes thin and plop them in your deep fryer for 9 minutes.  Once, they're done salt generously.  Serve HOT fries, smothered with gravy, and some sliced/shredded pot roast on top.'s comfort food at it's best.   Dust off that Instant Pot (or buy one) and try it.  You can't go wrong.  Any questions, DM me.  

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