On the third Sunday of each month, our congregation at Church has a potluck dinner after our 3-hour block of meetings. Saturday evening, about 7 p.m., I suddenly gasped and said, "Oh! Tomorrow is the pitch-in lunch!" Fortunately, it was early enough in the evening that I could make some food to take without having to stay up half the night.
I made a triple batch of chocolate brownies, without walnuts, because our grandson is allergic to walnuts. I also made a batch of WHITE "Jiffy Buns" from the wonderful Whole Foods for the Whole Family cookbook. Mine was published in 1981 by La Leche League. There are more recent editions available. That recipe calls for whole wheat flour and makes wonderful buns, but for this occasion I decided to make white flour buns. Oh, my goodness they were soft and lovely. It only takes an hour from start to finish. Fabulous when you are in a hurry, and the dough can be used to make buns, rolls, cinnamon rolls or bread or whatever you like.
I had a large pork sirloin roast. I decided to make pulled barbecue pork for sandwiches. That is why I made the buns. However the roast was frozen solid. I thought... "Aha! I could cook this in the pressure cooker real fast!" THAT was a Big Mistake. I cooked it, on the trivet, with 2 cups of water for an hour at pressure. Still raw in the middle, so I gave it 30 more minutes. Still not done enough and the outside was getting overcooked. What to do... what to do... so I put it in the crockpot and poured the cooking liquid and quite a bit of barbecue sauce over the top of it and cooked it on low overnight. In the morning, it was nicely done. I did have to discard some of the very very done bits from the outside, but the rest of it was fine. I pulled it apart, added barbecue sauce, and it was yummy. No One Complained and it was All Gone at the end of the meal, as were the buns.
So, don't do what I did. If your roast or large piece of meat is frozen. please thaw it first if you wish to pressure cook it. OR, just do it in the crockpot from the start.
Here is the frozen roast.
Here is what it looked like after 90 minutes of cooking. Still not done enough.