Mama G's Roast & Veggies

Mama G's Roast & Veggies

Mama G’s Roast & Veggies

There’s nothing like a roast & veggies as the perfect home cooked meal.

We grew up eating roast, vegetables & brown gravy on Sundays after church! My parents would invite over a different family each week and we’d indulge in this classic home cooked meal that would forever remind us of these childhood memories.


This recipe will work with any size roast, we’ve used both the Hickok Hamburger “Strong Arm Roast” and the “Chuck Wagon Roast”, but you will have to change the cook time according to the weight of your meat!

You should know at the beginning of this recipe that we use an Instant Pot to pressure cook our roast! This is a great kitchen appliance we highly recommend! You can check out our model here on Amazon. Other pressure cookers will work just fine, but our directions will use Instant Pot buttons!

Before cooking this recipe, please allow plenty of time for thawing your beef! We recommend thawing 1 of 2 ways. Beef thaws best in the refrigerator! For a roast, we suggest at least 12 hours of defrost time. Second best option would be thawing in cold water. If your beef is vacuum sealed (Hickok Hamburger always is ;), you are probably safe to soak the package straight in the water. Otherwise, place your frozen beef in a sealed Ziploc bag for its defrost bath! Change the water out every 20-30 minutes until the meat is fully thawed.

First, we prep the roast. Cover the roast completely in a thin layer of salt, pepper & flour (seasonings first). Next, heat a large skillet over medium/high heat, add olive oil, then sear the roast on all sides until lightly browned (this shouldn’t take more than 3-4 minutes).

Next you prep the vegetables. With our roasts we like to have baby potatoes, onion and baby carrots. You can use the veggies of your choice, but these are our classic faves! Start by cutting the onion into large chunks (small slices or diced onions will get lost in the pot once they’re cooked down). For our potatoes we like to cut them in half or fourths, depending on size, to get ½ inch pieces. Our baby carrots we cut in halves.

Put your seared roast in the Instant Pot (pressure cooker) with ½ inch of water & the cut onions. Close the seal on the Instant Pot & click the “Beef/Stew” button. (most pressure cookers will have a similar “beef” button you may be able to use). The cooker will pressurize & cook for approximately 35 minutes. When it is finished, release the seal carefully (hot steam will shoot out). Remove the lid and add your potatoes and carrots to the pot. Close the seal again and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes. Once the 10 minutes are complete, the meat should be falling apart & veggies cooked through! If you feel like your veggies need a little more time, you can do another 5-8 minute pressure cook on high to finish them. 

Lastly, we make brown gravy. You can make as little or as much gravy as you’d like… we prefer a lot of “glue” as we like to call it! In a skillet on medium heat, whisk together ½ cup of flour & ½ cup of vegetable oil. Whisk it continually until smooth (it will be thick!). Then, add ½ cup of milk & 1 cup of liquid from the pressure cooker. Whisk this until it is mixed evenly and the gravy is smooth. If you prefer a thinner consistency, add more liquid from the pressure cooker until it reaches your desired consistency. If you run out of liquid in the pressure cooker, you can use more milk or just plain water or beef broth.

Serve the brown gravy over your roast & vegetables & ENJOY!


We hope you enjoy this hearty home cooked recipe in the comfort of your own home! Bring the restaurant quality food to your kitchen table, then amplify it even more with Hickok Hamburger's “Strong Arm Roast” or “Chuck Wagon Roast”. You WILL taste the difference!

Mama G’s Roast & Veggies

Defrost Time: ~12 hours in refrigerator

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes - 1 hour

Servings: 4

NOTICE: This is an Instant Pot Recipe! (other pressure cookers work as well)


Roast & Veggies:

  • ~2lb Hickok Hamburger Roast (larger roasts will work with recipe, just adjust cook time accordingly)
  • ~2 TBSP flour
  • Salt & Pepper (to cover roast)
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 bag baby potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 small bag of baby carrots

Brown Gravy:

  • ½ C flour
  • ½ C vegetable oil
  • ½ C milk
  • 1 C liquid from pressure cooker
  • * you may need more liquid to reach your desired consistency - you can use more liquid from pressure cooker, more milk, regular water, or beef broth


  1. DEFROST MEAT - please make sure you leave enough time to defrost your roast completely before starting - preferably in the refrigerator for ~12 hrs.
  2. Cover the roast in salt & pepper, then a thin layer of flour.
  3. In a large skillet over medium/high heat, in olive oil, sear the roast on all sides.
  4. Cut the baby potatoes in halves or quarters (½ inch pieces), cut the baby carrots in half, & cut the onion in large chunks.
  5. Put the roast in the Instant Pot with ½ inch of water & the chopped onions. 
  6. Close the seal on the Instant Pot & click the “Meat/Stew” button. This will pressurize and cook for approximately 35 minutes.
  7. When it’s finished, release the seal carefully (to avoid steam hitting your skin), remove the lid and add in the potatoes and carrots. Reseal the pot & pressure cook on high for 10 minutes. 
  8. Once done, test the doneness of the vegetables & if you want them more done, you can pressure cook them another 5-8 minutes.
  9. GRAVY: In a large skillet over medium heat, add the flour and oil & whisk until combined & smooth (this will be thick).
  10. Add in milk and liquid from the pressure cooker, then whisk until combined & smooth. If the gravy is too thick for your liking, add more liquid from the pressure cooker until you reach your desired consistency. (if you run out of liquid in the pressure cooker before you reach the consistency you want, you can add more milk, regular water, or beef broth until it is thin enough).
  11. Serve roast and vegetables covered in brown gravy.
  12. ENJOY!


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