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19Nov, 22
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Air Fryer Pot Roast + Sweet Potatoes

When I think of pot roast, I think of roasting on low heat all day in a slow cooker or in a Dutch oven.

Recently I discovered this technique of cooking a roast in the air fryer for about 30 minutes.

Mind completely blown.

This means we can still enjoy roast beef even on busy weeknights when we aren’t home all day to babysit our cooking appliances or to need to leave something on while not being around to monitor.

The result? So so so good! I really enjoyed the crispy outer layer that an air fryer creates and the super tender meat.

The most important step here is the marinade.

It’s essential to plan ahead for insanely enjoyable flavors and textures. Completely worth the extra (hands-off) time! So plan ahead by a day and throw your roast into a soaking bath of this lively marinade and let it do its thing. You’ll get all the praise!

You will likely have some leftovers to build a sandwich or salad with the next day.

Try this with our Homemade Worcestershire Sauce.

Makes 6 servings


For the Marinade:

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos, Bragg’s liquid aminos, or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsps raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsps Worcestershire sauce

For the Roast:

  • 3 or 4 lb beef chuck roast
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

For the Sweet Potatoes:

  • 2 cups sweet potatoes or yam cubed
  • 2 tsps avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • garnish with freshly chopped herbs if desired such as parsley or cilantro


To Make Marinade:

Whisk together your freshly squeezed orange juice, aminos/soy sauce, honey/maple syrup, and Worcestershire sauce.

Pour this marinade over roast in a large bowl or dish and marinate, covered, in the fridge for 8-24 hours.

Remove from the fridge for about 30 minutes before cooking.

Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees f.

Drain and discard excess marinade.

Place roast in your air fryer basket.

Sprinkle and rub generously with sea salt and pepper over the entire roast.

Air fry for 30 minutes at 400 degrees f. flipping your roast over halfway through cooking time.

Remove your roast from air fryer and allow it to rest for at least 5-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, toss sweet potato cubes with oil and seasonings.

Place sweet potato cubes in your air fryer at 400º Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes while your roast is resting. Toss once during cooking time so they all get nicely browned.

Slice your roast against the grain and serve with your sweet potatoes.

Garnish with freshly chopped herbs if desired.



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