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?

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.

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.

The original Mississippi Pot Roast uses the slow cooker, including ingredients like au jus gravy mix (dry), ranch dressing mix (dry), and Pepperoncini peppers.

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

Tool

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

how to use instant pot - saute more function

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.
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 35 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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Course: Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Main Course, Meat, Party Food
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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Jan

I’m cooking 5-6 lbs of roast- thinking I should double the spices? Do I need to add the minimum of 2 cups liquid?

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Dora

I made this last night and everyone who ate it was very impressed. I adapted it to what I had on hand, but I was mostly faithful to the recipe. The changes I made did not greatly change the recipe, except for leaving the butter out, which I just plain forgot. It was unnecessary in my opinion, because the roast was absolutely fabulous without it. I just wanted to say thank you for making this without the flavor packets called for in the other versions of the Mississippi Pot Roast – I enjoyed the flavor, but it wreaked havoc on… Read more »

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Jodi

Could I do this with venison back strap? How long would you guess? I’ve made this lots of times in the crock pot but want to try it with venison in my instant pot! 🙂

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Jennifer Patrick

I have the 6 qt Instant Pot Ultra which requires at least 2 cups of liquid. Have you used this recipe in the Ultra? Should I just add some additional stock? Thanks!

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Tracy

I made this recipe with all the dry herbs and half of a hidden valley dip packet! Oh my, it was delicious!5 stars

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Malcolm

Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast. “Partially submerge chuck roast steak and … pepperoncini peppers in the cooking liquid. Pour in the meat juice.”

What are the “cooking liquid” and the “meat juice”? Were do they come fron at this point in the recipe?

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Melinda Sandberg

Can I just use the slow cooker recipe seasonings in the Instant Pot?

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Beverly

My chuck roast is only 1 lb. do you know how much I need to modify the cooking time?

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Sara

What could I use in place of the buttermilk? My husband is dairy allergic. He can have some butter due it’s very low levels of lactose, but the buttermilk would be much less tolerable.

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Karen Sidle

So glad to have found this. I used the packet recipe, oh so much sodium…..Must I use the butter? So many calories, so much extra fat.

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