Instant-Pot-Roast (gluten free $ paleo $ AIP options)
This is an AWESOME, low carb pot roast recipe! Not only is it tender, fall apart in your mouth goodness, but it's so easy to make!
This pot roast has one big difference in the main components... the types of veggies used. Typicaly pot roasts have potatoes and carrots in them. For my twist on pot roast, and to keep the carbohydrates lower, I subbed the potatoes and carrots for radishes and celery.
Wait. Did she just say radishes???
Yesssss. I sure did! But don't let this deter you from making this amazing pot roast. If you've never cooked radishes in an instant pot like this before, you're in for a really tasty surprise!!! The radishes will end up with a texture and taste similar to slow cooker made potatoes!! YUMMMM!
Oh and don't toss those radish greens either! I've got a Radish Top Pesto that those will be perfect for making.
This recipe is lower carb, keto friendly, grain free, gluten free, Paleo, primal, Whole 30 compliant, Mito Food Plan friendly, & has Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) options!
$ What Makes this High-Vibing Food?
First and foremost, putting your own love, gratitude, time and energy into making foods at home will automatically raise the vibration of the foods/meal. This will also help to balance your sacral and heart chakras. Putting your love into the food you prepare will literally raise the vibrational frequency as love is the highest vibration out there!
You are what you eat and what your food eats. Using organic, GMO free, free/pasture raised, wild caught, minimally processed ingredients lead to an overall higher vibrational frequency. Basically, eating organic provides us extra energy currency!
This dish is rich in protein, which is grounding and protective. It also supports the root chakra.
Contains zinc, which is needed for thousands of chemical reactions in your body involving protein, so it is also supportive to the root chakra.
Contains root veggies, which help to provide grounding energy to support the root chakra.
This recipe is full of healthy fats and oils, which supports the sacral chakra.
Contains yellow/tan/golden colored foods, which help raise the body’s frequency to that of the solar plexus, helping to balance it.
Contains green colored foods, which support and balance the heart chakra.
$ Equipment Needed to Create this Recipe:
a wooden spoon
(gluten free, paleo, with AIP options)
Prep time: 5-10 minutes Cook time: 1.5 hours Yield: 4-6
24 oz. bone broth
2-2.5 lbs. pastured boneless pork sirloin roast
2 lbs. radishes, washed and trimmed
1 large onion, diced
½ a bunch of celery, washed and chopped
2-4 tbsp. arrowroot starch
2 tbsp. gluten free Worcestershire sauce, coconut aminos, or 1 tbsp. fish sauce (use coconut aminos or fish sauce for AIP)
~2 tbsp. avocado oil or grass-fed butter (use avocado oil for AIP)
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. Himalayan sea salt
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic granules
1 scant tsp. fresh ground black pepper (omit for AIP)
How to Create this Recipe:
Prep all of your ingredients.
Placing the Instant Pot on sauté mode, add 1 tbsp. of avocado oil or butter, allowing it to melt. Then, place the roast into the pot, searing on each side; about 3-5 minutes per side.
Next, remove your roast (temporarily) to cook your onions. Add another in 1 tbsp. avocado oil or butter and cook the onions until they become translucent. Be sure to continuously stir the onions so they do not burn to the pot.
You'll then want to return the roast to the pot, along with all the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT the arrowroot starch (you'll be adding that at the VERY end). Be sure to give it a good stir to combine all the flavors.
Switch the instant pot from sauté mode, to manual mode. Using the low pressure mode, use the "+" button to set the Instant Pot for 70 minutes. Secure the lid and close the pressure valve. It may take up to 15 minutes for the pressure to increase enough inside the pot. You'll know when this has occurred, because the "70 minutes" will appear and start to count down.
Once the 70 minutes has completed, your InstantPot will sound that it is done! You can either wait for the pressure to release on it's own, over time, or use your InstantPot's quick pressure releasing valve to get this step done faster. Either will work just fine.
Remove the meat and veggies and set aside. To the remaining liquid that's left in the instant pot liner, slowly add in the arrowroot starch, 1 tbsp. at a time, whisking it until it thickens to a gravy consistency. Depending on how "thick" you'd like your gravy, you will be using anywhere from 2-4 tbsp. arrow root starch. The gravy will continue to thicken as it cools and sits in the refrigerator, so please keep this in mind.
Portion the pot roast and veggies out, pour on some gravy, and enjoy!
One trick to getting the timer to start faster, is to remove the lid after a few minutes. This will bring steam up to the top of the pot so that when you put the lid back on and secure it closed, the steam pushes the float valve up (which is what happens in time with pressure build up). This will kick on the timer faster.