Juicy and tender pot roast, with veggies is an easy low carb dinner that the whole family will enjoy! If you are looking for an Instant Pot Pot Roast, a Ninja Foodi Pot Roast or a slowcooker Pot roast you will find instructions for all 3 cooking methods.
You’re going to be in heaven with this low carb pot roast. We have created this recipe so it works in a Ninja Foodi or in the Instant Pot!
Low Carb Pot Roast
There are many benefits of a low carb diet. I eat low carb because I feel better when I do. Whatever your reason, I love that this recipe is naturally low carb! Nothing fancy but totally tasty!
Beef roast, or pot roast, is naturally low carb. What people add to it (potatoes) and eat with it (biscuits) are not low carb. This low carb beef roast is super simple and easy to make.
What is the best cut of meat for a pot roast?
Two times a year I buy a 1/4-1/2 a cow from a local farmer friend to have in my freezer and use for our beef needs so when I make a pot roast it all depends on what I have on hand. Thankfully there are a few different cuts of meat that work well for making a keto pot roast in the slow cooker.
Beef Chuck Roast. You can use chuck roast, shoulder steak, boneless chuck roast, chuck shoulder pot roast or beef chuck arm.
Brisket. You can use the flat cut beef brisket or the point cut. The point cut has more fat.
Round Roast. You can use a bottom round, top round or a rump roast.
Because I live a low carb lifestyle, this isn’t specifically a keto recipe. I find my life is much better when I have around 50g of carbs a day rather than less than 20. If you’re following keto, you may want to eat less carrots with this pot roast. Mushrooms are super low carb – yay!
How to Make the Best Low Carb Instant Pot Pot Roast
The best low carb pot roast starts with, you guessed it, the best meat. It’s a bit more expensive to buy the good stuff, but it’s worth it – from taste to nutrition.
You want to pick out a nice chuck roast with decent marbling from the fat and connective tissue. This is the key to a tender pot roast. I’ve used other cuts of meat and they just don’t do the whole melt-in-your-mouth thing I love.
Searing your beef prior to cooking it is going to help seal in the juices and increase the flavor. The key to a good pot roast is always lots of flavor.
When seasoning your pot roast, be generous! I always put in twice as much black pepper as I think I need, because it tastes better.
Don’t overcook your vegetables. Nobody likes mushy veggies! Well, maybe some people do, but I don’t. I like my carrots to have a little bit of texture to them, so I only cook the vegetables for two minutes – though I have accidentally left them in for longer without issues. After about five minutes, though, you’re making more of a soup/mush of them.
If you like your sauce thick, you can thicken the broth and make it into more of a low carb gravy by using xanthan gum instead of flour.
Cook a bit longer if you have time! This recipe says to cook for an hour. If you want it to really melt in your mouth, leave it in for up to 2 hours but add a little more water or broth when you put the roast in the Foodi or Instant Pot.
Low Carb Pot Roast in the Slow Cooker
While the Foodi and Instant Pot do make delicious pot roasts, the slow cooker is another great option. I know not everyone has a Ninja Foodi or an Instant Pot so you can make this low carb pot roast in a slowcooker if that is what you have.
Season and brown the meat, then add all ingredients to your slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 – 8 hours. The slow cooker recipe is good for pot roast because it makes your house smell good allllll day long. It’s also a nice option if you work, because you can take five minutes to prep in the morning and dinner will be ready when you get home.
No matter which method you use to cook your pot roast, it’s going to turn out tender and flavorful if you use this recipe!
Love your slow cooker? Check out these Low Carb Slow Cooker Recipes!
Ninja Foodi Pot Roast VS Instant Pot Pot Roast
The great thing about this Low Carb pot roast recipe is that you can make an Instant Pot Pot Roast or a Ninja Foodi Pot Roast and cook them the same way no matter which one you have.
Low Carb Pot Roast Recipe
Ingredients needed for pot roast are simple. Like I said above, you can add more or less of the seasonings and you can even come up with your own. My kids like things a bit spicy. If yours do, too, consider adding a little sriracha to your broth mixture.
6g carbs for the entire recipe (from the carrots)
Ninja Foodi Low Carb Pot Roast Ingredients
- vegetable oil or cooking oil of your choice
- chuck roast
- beef broth
- black pepper
- crushed red pepper
- baby carrots
How to make Low Carb Pot Roast in the Ninja Foodi or Instant Pot
Select Sear/Saute on your Ninja Foodi (or Instant Pot). Press Start and allow pot to preheat. This will take 3-5 minutes.
Add vegetable oil to pot. Cook for 2 minutes.
Sprinkle salt on both sides of the beef roast. Pat dry, add beef to preheated pot.
Heat the beef for 3-5 minutes on each side (until brown). Transfer beef to wire rack.
If there is any oil left in the pot, empty it. Add beef broth, sage, and peppers. Bring to a boil.
Add the beef back to the pot. Close Pressure lid, adjust pressure to “HI” and cook time 60 minutes. Press Start.
Use quick pressure release. Add carrots and mushrooms. Close lid and cook on “HI” pressure for 2 minutes. Use quick release.
Love the Instant Pot? Check out these Low Carb Instant Pot Recipes!
- Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Soup
- InstantPot Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Soup
- Spinach Artichoke Chicken
- Green chili chicken
- Chicken Cauliflower Rice Soup
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 3 lbs chuck roast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1.5 cups beef broth
- .5 tsp sage
- .5 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1 lb baby carrots
- 1 lb mushrooms
- Select Sear/Saute on your Ninja Foodi (or Instant Pot). Press Start and allow pot to preheat. This will take 3-5 minutes.
- Add vegetable oil to pot. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Sprinkle salt on both sides of the beef roast. Pat dry, add beef to preheated pot.
- Heat the beef for 3-5 minutes on each side (until brown). Transfer beef to wire rack.
- If there is any oil left in the pot, empty it. Add beef broth, sage, and peppers. Bring to a boil.
- Add the beef back to the pot. Close Pressure lid, adjust pressure to "HI" and cook time 60 minutes. Press Start.
- Use quick pressure release. Add carrots and mushrooms. Close lid and cook on "HI" pressure for 2 minutes. Use quick release.
If you want to cut down on the carbs, add less carrots. The carbs in this recipe come from the carrots.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 472Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 633mgCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 44g