1T.cocoa powderunsweetened 8 oz. thick-cut bacon, diced
½small red oniondiced
1lb.fingerling potatoes halved
3T.fresh parsley leaveschopped (optional)
Add the olive oil to the Instant Pot inner cooking pot and select the “Sauté function. Use the “Adjust” button to select the “More” (high) setting.
Once hot, add the roast and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Sear the roast on all sides, approximately 3-4 minutes per side.
Remove roast from Instant Pot and transfer to a platter. Set aside.
Deglaze Instant Pot inner pot by adding the beef broth and gently scraping the bottom with a rubber spatula to release the brown bits.
Add the tomato paste, Italian seasoning, cocoa powder, and garlic powder, to the Instant Pot and stir to combine.
Push the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button to turn off the Sauté function.
Return the roast to the Instant Pot and add the lid.
Lock the lid into place and set the valve vent to “Sealing.”
Select the “Manual” button and adjust to the “High” setting, if necessary. Set cook time to 60 minutes.
When cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally by doing nothing to the valve for 10 minutes before doing a quick release (turn valve to "venting" to release any remaining pressure.
Add onion, carrots, potatoes, and green beans on top of the roast.
Cover and lock the lid into place.
Set the valve vent to “Sealing” and push the “Manual” button (should still be on “High.”) Adjust cook time to 3 minutes.
When cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally by not touching the valve for 5 minutes before doing a quick release on any remaining pressure.
Carefully remove the lid and transfer roast and vegetables to a serving platter.
Serve immediately garnished with fresh parsley leaves, if desired. Enjoy!
Time-Saving Tip: Prep the onions, carrots, potatoes, and green beans after the roast starts cooking.