Forgetting to move your roast from freezer to fridge to thaw the day before, doesn’t mean you are out of luck for dinner tonight. The good news is that you still can make it. You can use an electric pressure cooker to get your frozen roast done in enough time for dinner. Cooking it this way will allow you to enjoy this piece of meat without having to deal with a large amount of preparation time.

Things You'll Need

Plug the electric pressure cooker in and turn it on high.

Pour 3 tbsp. of vegetable oil into the pressure cooker.

Put the frozen roast into the cooker and turn it over two to three times so it is coated with oil.

Open one can of beef broth and pour it into the cooker.

Sprinkle any seasonings you desire onto the roast. Flavorful roast seasonings include seasoned salt, oregano and pepper.

Put the lid on the pressure cooker and let the frozen meat cook for 25 minutes per pound, according to pressure cooker manufacturer Presto. For example, if the meat is 3 lbs. then you will need to cook it for 75 minutes.

Release the pressure from the cooker by unplugging the cooker and running it under cold water when the cooking time has elapsed. Remove the lid from the pressure cooker when the air vent is down, indicating there is no pressure in the cooker.

Place a meat thermometer into the center of the roast to make sure it is cooked thoroughly. The meat should be at least 170 degrees. If it is not, place the lid back on and let it pressurize again and cook longer. Check it every 15 minutes until it has reached 170 degrees.

Turn the pressure cooker off and let the roast sit for 10 minutes once it is fully cooked. This will allow time for the meat to cool down enough for you to remove it. Once the 10 minutes has elapsed, you may remove the meat and serve it.


  • The cooked roast may be a little tougher than meat that was let thaw first.