DJ Fernandes' Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

Categories: Chef and Tell
Pot roast that takes less time to cook than your favorite movie
This week we talked with DJ Fernandes, owner of Tuck Shop. He's an architect-turned-restaurateur but the success of his first venture led us to believe his recipes won't taste much like cinderblocks and concrete.

Fernandez brings us his personal recipe for pot roast made in a pressure cooker, which he says could be a new tool used in the kitchen at Tuck Shop.

"I'm actually going to meet [with my staff] and talk about it because we do some longer cooking methods but it's just so slow. But boy, with that pressure cooker it happens so fast," he says. "there's nothing you do in there that can't be done in longer than an hour. So it's good."

Get the recipe after the jump.

Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

"This is a one pot wonder that can be done in one hour instead of four."

3 lb. Beef roast (eye of round or other cheap cut)
A few glugs of olive oil
1 yellow onion roughly chopped
8-10 red potatoes (quartered depending on size)
1 lb peeled baby carrots
1 head garlic, cloves peeled
1 bouquet garni (rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, parsley)
½ bottle red wine (ive used a bottle of dark beer here also)
2 cups beef stock

Season the roast liberally while you heat the oil over med/hi heat in your pressure cooker (6 qts or bigger)
Brown the roast on all sides then remove and set aside for a moment
Deglaze the pot with the wine(or beer) and scrape all the fond from the bottom
Add back the roast along with all of the other veg and bouquet garni
Add the stock until the roast is just covered
Seal the lid on the pressure cooker and when steam starts to appear from the pressure release turn the heat to low.
45 minutes later the roast will be ready, I like to separate the meat and the veg then make gravy with the remaining cooking liquid.
Slice roast, serve with the cooked veg, cover with gravy, enjoy.

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Hi Jillian, the red wine gives it a really different taste, I am not sure if I like it. I tried it several I would recommend doing a small batch the first time you try it. You can check my video about my pressure cooker:

Jillian Kapolan
Jillian Kapolan

That recipe looks easy, I want to try it maybe next week as I have  a pressure cooker sitting in my cupboard for a really long time. I do have a question on how does the red wine affect the taste of the meat when you add it for flavoring? I havent really done anything that has wine in it. 

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