Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

Make Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast) that took internet by storm! Families are obsessed with this delicious pepperoncini beef roast - comfort food with minimal prep.

Make this delicious twist from Mama Robin’s Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast) that took the internet by storm! Families are obsessed with this comforting pepperoncini beef roast with minimal prep.

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Since many of you have been asking for an Instant Pot version of Mama Robin’s Mississippi Roast, here we are. This is for you! 🙂

Some of you might wonder, what exactly is Mississippi Pot Roast?

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Mississippi Pot Roast has probably become one of the most popular recipes on the internet!

Why are people so crazy about it?
Where did it come from?

How did it get so viral?
What magical powers does it posses?
What does it taste like?

Mississippi Roast is essentially flavorful comfort food with almost zero prep.

whaaa?? Tell me about it!

What is Mississippi Pot Roast?


Robin Chapman is the creator of the original Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe. She adapted a roast beef recipe that was too spicy for her young kids, and this was the moment the ever so famous Mississippi Roast was born.

Original Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Slow Cooker)

*Note: Scroll down for our version of Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast! 🙂

Ingredients:
1 (3-4 pounds) roast, your choice of cut
1 stick butter
1 (1 ounce) package McCormick au jus gravy mix (dry)
1 (1 ounce) package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix (dry)
Pepperoncini peppers, number to your liking and a little juice

Instructions: Put roast in slow cooker. Place butter, pepperoncini peppers, ranch dressing mix, and au jus mix on top of the roast. Cook on Low for 8 hours.

The ingredients & simple instructions might be a shocker, but her family & friends loved this roast, and they couldn’t stop raving about it.

Make Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast) that took internet by storm! Families are obsessed with this delicious pepperoncini beef roast - comfort food with minimal prep.

This has led one of her friends to contribute this recipe into a cookbook put together by her church. And the snowball effect began.

From the little cookbook that led to being published on a food blog, then many other mom blogs, which then spread like wildfire all over the internet.

Little did she know this super simple recipe would lit the internet on fire and storm into American homes nationwide!

Make Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast) that took internet by storm! Families are obsessed with this delicious pepperoncini beef roast - comfort food with minimal prep.

As much as we like to stay true to the original, we enjoy being a little “Amy & Jacky”, adding our own little zings & twists to our Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe. 😛

So, instead of using Dry Ranch Dressing Mix packet & Dry Au Jus Mix packet, we’re opting to mix our own Herbs, Spices & Seasonings.

You’ll Enjoy Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Because:

The tender beefy beef is so rich & buttery, packed with spicy & deep savory flavors. Love the aroma and flavors that linger in our mouth. Seriously comforting to eat!!

  • Simple ingredients & easy to make
  • Great for weeknight dinners, cooking for a crowd, party potlucks, family gatherings…

Ingredients for Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast


Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast) Ingredients

Instructions for Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast


Step 1
Prepare Pressure Cooker

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Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Heat up your pressure cooker

  • Instant Pot: press Sauté button and click Adjust button to go to Sauté More function

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Make sure your pot is as hot as it can be when you place the chuck roast steak in the pot

  • Instant Pot: wait until the indicator says HOT

*Pro Tip: This promotes maillard reaction and prevent excessive moisture loss.

Step 2
Prepare Chuck Roast Steak

Ingredients

~2 pounds (999g) well marbled chuck roast steak, 2 inches thick
Kosher salt & fresh ground black pepper

Pat dry with a paper towel.

When the pressure cooker is hot, lightly season the chuck roast with kosher salt and ground black pepper.

*Pro Tip: It’s important to be light on the seasoning at this step – reduce the usual amount you use to season chuck roast.

Step 3
Brown Chuck Roast Steak

Ingredients

1 tablespoon (15ml) olive oil
Seasoned chuck roast steak
Kosher salt & fresh ground black pepper

Add 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil in pressure cooker. Ensure to coat the oil over whole bottom of the pot.

Carefully place the seasoned side of chuck steak in pressure cooker.

Season the other side with salt & black pepper. Brown for 8 mins on each side without constant flipping.

Make Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast): brown chuck steak in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Remove and set aside.

Step 4
Deglaze

Ingredient

¾ cup (188ml) unsalted chicken stock

Pour in ¾ cup (188ml) unsalted chicken stock and completely deglaze bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.

Make Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast): deglaze Instant Pot Pressure Cooker with wooden spoon

Step 5
Pressure Cook Pot Roast

Ingredients

1 teaspoon (2.4g) onion powder
1 teaspoon (2.8g) garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon dried chives or fresh chives
Browned chuck roast + meat juice
3 – 5 (45g – 70g) pepperoncini peppers (adjust to your desired level of spiciness)
¼ cup (63g) unsalted butter

Stir in 1 tsp (2.4g) onion powder, 1 tsp (2.8g) garlic powder, 1 tsp dried dill weed, 1 tsp dried parsley flakes, and 1 tsp dried or fresh chives. Mix well.

Make Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast) that took internet by storm! Families are obsessed with this delicious pepperoncini beef roast - comfort food with minimal prep.

Partially submerge chuck roast steak and 3 – 5 (45g – 70g) pepperoncini peppers in the cooking liquid. Pour in the meat juice.

Layer ¼ cup (63g) unsalted butter on top of the chuck roast steak.

Make Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast): add ingredients in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Close lid and pressure cook at

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 45 minutes, then Full Natural Release (~roughly 20 minutes)

Open the lid carefully.

Make Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast) that took internet by storm! Families are obsessed with this delicious pepperoncini beef roast - comfort food with minimal prep.

Set aside the Mississippi roast on a serving plate.

Step 6
Optional Step – Separate the Fat

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Separate the fat with a fat separator.

Step 7
Thicken Sauce

Ingredients & Tool

Thickener: ¼ cup (63g) buttermilk + 2 tablespoons (18g) cornstarch
Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper, to taste

Pyrex glass measuring cup

Press Cancel Button, then Sauté Button to heat up the sauce in the pot.

In a glass measuring cup, mix 2 tbsp (18g) cornstarch with ¼ cup (63g) buttermilk and mix it in one third at a time until desired thickness.

Make Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast): thicken sauce in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Taste and adjust the seasoning with kosher salt and black pepper if necessary.

Add pressure cooked chuck roast steak back into the thickened sauce.

Make Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast) that took internet by storm! Families are obsessed with this delicious pepperoncini beef roast - comfort food with minimal prep.

Step 8
Serve Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast


Serve the Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast with your favorite side dishes.

Make Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast) that took internet by storm! Families are obsessed with this delicious pepperoncini beef roast - comfort food with minimal prep.

Have a taste of this yummy Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast! Enjoy~

Cooking Tips for Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast


1. Why are we browning the chuck steak as a whole?

  • Retain More Moisture: Browning the chuck steak as a whole retains more moisture due to less surface area.
  • Brown Faster & Better: Since maillard reaction excels in a dry and high heat environment, the chuck steak will brown faster and better compared to cubed stew.
  • Richer & Flavorful: The caramelized flavors from browning results in a richer & more flavorful dish.

2. Can I use other beef cuts for this recipe?

  • Chuck roast is one of the most suitable cuts for pressure cooking. For optimal result, choose one that is well marbled!! This is very critical.

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Make Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast) that took internet by storm! Families are obsessed with this delicious pepperoncini beef roast - comfort food with minimal prep.

Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

Make this delicious twist to Mama Robin's Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast) that took internet by storm! Families are obsessed with this comforting pepperoncini beef roast with minimal prep.
5 from 33 votes
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Total: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare Pressure Cooker: Heat up your pressure cooker (Instant Pot: press Sauté button and click Adjust button to go to Sauté More function). Make sure your pot is as hot as it can be when you place the chuck roast in the pot (Instant Pot: wait until the indicator says HOT). This will promote maillard reaction and prevent excessive moisture loss.
  • Prepare Chuck Roast Steak: Pat dry with a paper towel. When the pressure cooker is hot, lightly season the chuck roast steak with kosher salt and ground black pepper.
  • Brown Chuck Roast Steak: Add 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil in pressure cooker. Ensure to coat the oil over whole bottom of the pot. Carefully place the seasoned side of chuck roast steak in pressure cooker. Season the other side with salt & black pepper. Brown for 8 mins on each side without constant flipping. Remove and set aside
  • Deglaze: Pour in ¾ cup (188ml) unsalted chicken stock and completely deglaze bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.
  • Pressure Cook Pot Roast: Stir in 1 tsp (2.4g) onion powder, 1 tsp (2.8g) garlic powder, 1 tsp dried dill weed, 1 tsp dried parsley flakes, and 1 tsp dried or fresh chives. Mix well.Partially submerge chuck roast steak and 3 - 5 (45g - 70g) pepperoncini peppers in the cooking liquid. Pour in the meat juice. Layer ¼ cup (63g) unsalted butter on top of the chuck roast steak. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 45 minutes + Full Natural Release (~roughly 20 minutes). Open the lid carefully. Set aside the Mississippi roast on a serving plate.
  • Optional Step: Separate the fat with a fat separator.
  • Thicken Sauce: Press Cancel Button, then Sauté Button to heat up the sauce in the pot. In a glass measuring cup, mix 2 tbsp (18g) cornstarch with ¼ cup (63g) buttermilk and mix it in one third at a time until desired thickness. Taste and adjust the seasoning with kosher salt and black pepper if necessary.
  • Serve: Serve the Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast with your favorite side dishes. Enjoy!
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Cuisine: American
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Make Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast) that took internet by storm! Families are obsessed with this delicious pepperoncini beef roast - comfort food with minimal prep.

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Bonnie Stenz
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Bonnie Stenz

Thank you for giving us a recipe that does not include ranch dressing mix as I don’t care for its ingredients nor how it tastes. My question is,how would it affect the heat and flavor of the dish if I were to chop up the pepperoncinis? I’m not sure anyone here would eat them whole, yet I don’t want to just throw them out of not include them.

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Tina
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This was sooooo good. Thank you for making it without prepackaged sauces. It is hard to find recipes without them. I have the Instant Pot Viva. I will definitely be making this again.5 stars

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Julianne
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Julianne

I followed the recipe exactly using a “chuck tender roast” and it came out tough. Any ideas what could have gone wrong?

Becky
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Becky

If I use all fresh herbs do I need to increase the amount from 1 teaspoon of dried herbs to 1 Tablespoon of fresh? That is generally the substitution rate, but I noticed you didn’t say to increase it if fresh chives were used. Thanks.

Daniel
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Daniel

Will this fit in a 3 quart instant pot?

Heather Riggs
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Heather Riggs

This is the first real meal I have made in my instapot and I making it over and over because I love it so much just would like to know how to make the meat fall apart easier5 stars

Judy Mayberry
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Judy Mayberry

I was just rereading the recipe before making it again. When you say “Add the meat juice” do you mean any juice collected under the meat after it was removed after browning? Some of your recipes with ground beef have us pour out the meat juice from that and add it in later.5 stars

Paula Schlotterbeck
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Paula Schlotterbeck

This is my question too… I’ve reread this recipe a number of times and it has me stumped.

Jacky + Amy
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Jacky + Amy

Hi Judy,

Didn’t see your message until now 🙁

Yes! That is correct.

Please take care
Jacky

Rebecca
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Rebecca

So yummy5 stars

Linda
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Linda

I like that you have cut back on the butter in your recipe. My question is, what does the butter do? Why is it even necessary? I am trying to make things as healthy as possible. I do love your recipes!!!

Sue
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Sue

Loved it! Delicious, easy and flavorful! ?5 stars

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