Puerto Rican Pot Roast (Carne Mechada)

Puerto Rican Pot Roast (Carne Mechada)

Description

Power Quick Pot

Cooker Device: 
Power Quick Pot

Summary

Yield
Servings
Prep time
Cooking time
Total time

Ingredients

1 pound
eye of round, trimmed
3 ounces
chorizo, casing removed & meat chopped
1⁄4 pound
ham steak, diced
1⁄4 cup
chopped manzanilla olives
1 tablespoon
adobo seasoning
4 tablespoons
olive oil
3 tablespoons
White vinegar
1⁄2 tablespoon
dried oregano
1
onion, diced small
1
green pepper, seeds & membrane removed & diced small
1 cup
finely chopped cilantro
4 cloves
garlic, minced
1 cup
Sherry
1 cup
tomato sauce
2 cups
Beef broth
4
Yukon Gold potatoes, diced large

Instructions

  1. Use a boning knife to puncture the eye of round lengthwise from one end to the other. Stuff the chorizo, ham, and olives into a gallon bag, press the ingredients to one corner to create a piping bag, and snip a 1-in. corner triangle at the end of the bag.
  2. Spread open the hole in the eye of round, squeeze tongs into the hole, and use the tongs to widen the hole. Remove the tongs, pipe the chorizo mixture into the hole to ll the roast from end to end, ensuring that the mixture is packed tightly.
  3. Massage the adobo into the outside of the eye of round and truss the roast with kitchen twine so the roast keeps its shape.
  4. Place the Inner Pot in the Power Quick Pot.
  5. Press the Sauté Button and then the Program Dial to con rm the Beef setting. Press the Program Dial again to con rm the default setting and begin the cooking cycle (340° F/170° C for 20 mins.).
  6. Add the olive oil and heat the oil.
  7. Add eye of round and sear the eye of round on all sides. Remove and reserve the eye of round.
  8. Add the vinegar, oregano, onion, green pepper, cilantro, and garlic to the Inner Pot and cook until fragrant.
  9. Add the sherry and deglaze the Inner Pot, using a wooden spoon to work out all the brown bits at the bottom of the Inner Pot.
  10. Addthetomatosauce,stock,andeyeofroundtotheInnerPotandbringtoaboil.
  11. Place the Lid on the Power Quick Pot and turn the Lid counterclockwise. The Lid will lock and the Pressure Release Valve will close.
  12. Press the Pressure Button, scroll to the Beef setting, and press the Program Dial.
  13. Scroll to the Low setting and press the Program Dial to begin the cooking cycle (15-min. cooking time).
  14. When the timer reaches 0, the Power Quick Pot will automatically switch to Keep Warm. Press the Cancel Button. Slide the Steam Release Switch to the Open position. When the steam is released, remove the Lid.
  15. Turntheeyeofroundover,toptheeyeofroundwiththepotatoes,andreattachtheLid.
  16. Press the Pressure Button, scroll to the Beef setting, and press the Program Dial.
  17. Scroll to the Low setting and press the Program Dial to begin the cooking cycle (15-min. cooking time).
  18. When the timer reaches 0, the Power Quick Pot will automatically switch to Keep Warm. Press the Cancel Button to Cancel. Let the Power Quick Pot sit to naturally release pressure. Then, slide the Steam Release Switch to the Open position. When the steam is released, remove the Lid.
  19. Remove the roast and test to see whether it shreds easily with a fork. If it does not shred easily, return the roast to the Inner Pot and cook for an additional 5 mins. If it shreds easily, let the roast rest for 10 mins. and then cut into 1 in.-thick steaks.
  20. Serve the roast on a bed of its own sauce with rice and beans.