Keto Pot Roast Made In An Instant Pot, Crock Pot, Or Dutch Oven

Keto pot roast on a serving platter next to a fork.

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Want to enjoy a pot roast but can’t figure out how to make the recipe work without a bunch of potatoes or other carbs? Well, this low carb keto pot roast recipe is perfect for you! Plus, this roast can be made in your Instant Pot, Crock pot slow cooker, or even a dutch oven! That said, it truly makes THE BEST keto pot roast you’ve ever tasted...even without some of the staple ingredients you thought couldn’t be replaced.



1 tablespoon (15g) macadamia nut oil

2 pounds (907g) beef - chuck roast, round roast, or brisket

2 teaspoons (10g) salt

½ Teaspoon freshly ground pepper

2 Tablespoons Liquid Aminos

4 Cups (946mL) Beef Broth - or bone broth

2 small yellow onions (140g) chopped into 8 wedges each

½ cup (55g) baby carrots cut into ½ inch pieces

3 kohlrabi (450g) peeled and cut into wedges

1 garlic bulb the top cut off

2 or 3 sprigs fresh rosemary

Optional Gravy Ingredient (to thicken):

1/8th to 1/4 Tsp of Xanthan Gum


No matter what cooking method you choose make sure to do these steps first...

  1. Bring the meat up to room temp. and season with salt and pepper
  2. While the meat is coming up to temp. prep your vegetables

Crockpot Method:

  1. Once the meat is up to temp, add the oil to a large pan and brown the beef on all sides over medium-high heat.
  2. After the meat has been appropriately seared, add it to the middle of the slow cooker, and add the vegetables around it.
  3. Next, add the aminos and beef broth to the crockpot, as well as the rosemary.
  4. Place the pot on top of the slow cooker, and cook 5-6 hours on low heat, or about 2.5-3 on high.
  5. Once you can insert a fork into the roast and easily twist off a piece of meat it's done.
  6. Remove the roast and the vegetables from the slow cooker, and tranfer them to a serving platter
  7. Now transfer the juices left in the crockpot to a medium-sized pot on your stove - using a strainer to do this to catch any pieces that are still left in it.
  8. Bring the juices to a boil, and reduce them until a thick gravy forms
  9. Adding a little xanthan gum will help it thicken quicker, and result in more gravy beiing left over to pour on top of the pot roast.
  10. Once the grazy is thick, serve it over the pot roast.

Instant Pot Method:

  1. When the meat is up to temp, set the Instant Pot to "sauté" add the oil, and brown the beef on all sides.
  2. Once the beef is brown, add everything except the carrots and kholrabi to the pot.
  3. Now close the Instant Pot, and set it to high for about 40 minutes.
  4. Then, add the carrots and kohlrabi and cook on high for another 10 minutes.
  5. Let the pressure release from the pot, and then transfer the meat and veggies to a serving dish.
  6. Switch the cooker over to the "sauté" function, and bring the juices left over to a boil.
  7. Once the juices thicken up into a gravy consistency remove from the Instant Pot and serve over the pot roast

Dutch Oven:

  1. When the meat gets up to temp add the oil to the Dutch oven and brown the beef on all sides over medium-high heat over the stove.
  2. Once the meat has been browned remove it, add the broth & the aminos to the Dutch oven, and scrape down any of the browned residue from the sides/bottom of the oven.
  3. When the dutch oven has been deglazed add the meat, and the rest of the ingredients into it.
  4. Cover the Dutch oven, and bake at 300°F for 3-4 hours, or until the meat is tender and falling apart.
  5. Remove the meat and vegetables from the oven, and set them on a platter for serving.
  6. Now remove any excess pieces from the juices remaining in the Dutch oven, and set the oven back over medium-heat on your stove.
  7. Bring the juices to a boil, and reduce them into a gravy.
  8. *Note: adding about a 1/4 tsp of xanthan gum during the above step can help thicken the juices into a keto gravy. So consider adding some if you have it.
  9. Once a gravy forms out of the juices, serve it over the pot roast.



Leftovers will keep well up to several days.


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