Heres Why Youll Love This Best Ever Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast:
- Its VERY easy to make. Perfect as a make-ahead meal for leftovers. Perfect for busy weeknights. Perfect as a no-fuss delicious dinner to serve up when you have company. Bottom line: its just downright perfectly easy to make.
- Its a healthier version of pot roast. Winner winner chicken beef dinner! Lots of carrots & green beans. And you know, potatoes are an obligatory addition to have with any roast.
- No packets. No preservatives or artificial ingredients in here. Make an outrageously tasty dry ranch dressing mix from simple ingredients you probably already have in your spice cabinet.
- It makes fantastic leftovers. Need I say more?
- IT IS SO GOOD. Fork tender roast & the perfect complementary veggies. With a chefs kiss, I say amen and amen!
I have a sneaky suspicion this is about to become one of your familys favorite meals.
Its definitely one of our personal favorites, and as much as I dont like to repeat meals too often, I put this one into the ole meal rotation a little more regularly.
How To Make Instant Pot Mississippi Roast
Sear the beef. You can do this in the Instant Pot itself or you can do it on and transfer the roast to the instant pot. I prefer to do it on the stove because theres more space in my pan, but do what works for you.
Once you have the chuck roast in the Instant Pot, add the remaining ingredients and close the lid with a sealing position.
Pressure cook it. Set your pressure cooker to high pressure for 25 min per pound. I did an hour and 15 minutes for our 3 pound roast. Natural release for about 15 minutes, and then use the valve to release any remaining pressure.
If youre cooking from frozen, add about 10 minutes per pound, which would be about an hour and a half for 3 pounds.
Shred the meat and return to the pot to let it fully absorb the flavor of the cooking liquid before serving.
Shopping List For Mississippi Pot Roast:
Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this low calorie Mississippi Pot Roast IP, slow cooker and oven recipe you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for this Instant Pot, Oven and Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.
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What Others Are Saying
Randall Hauk says:
This caught my eye for the pepperoncini. I love Chicago-style Italian beef sandwiches. This is not that, but it’s very good in its own right. I hadn’t ever heard of Mississippi Roast, but I’ll be making this again. Not too spicy for the kids, even, so big win on many fronts!
Katie Hason says:
This Mississippi roast is one of my favorite recipes. The pepperoncinis add incredible flavor! I’ve always prepared this roast in a slow cooker, but love that I can make it much quicker in my new pressure cooker without compromising taste or quality.
Laura Griffin says:
My husband loves this Mississippi roast recipe! He eats it mac and cheese, greens, and corn bread. It’s a true southern recipe! This was a really easy recipe too!
Melissa P says:
I had no problems with this recipe. I cut the roast into chunks and browned the meat in batches. It was very flavorful. The pepperoncinis are a must. I served it with mashed potatoes, the whole family enjoyed it.
Jeff Powell says:
To each their own on which version you opt to go with -clean vs chemical ridden packets… My “dirty” version involves laying down a light layer of Ranch dressing powder and Au Ju gravy mix powder in the bottom of the pot, add the roast, then topping the roast with the rest of the Ranch & AJG mix. I opt for adding the whole jar of pepperocinis, those things are D-licious. I also add two 16oz trays of babybella whole mushrooms, and I reverse the beef broth/pepperocini juice ratio for that added pop.
What Does Mississippi Chicken Taste Like
The chicken is tangy, not spicy, and great served over plain white rice. Try my Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe or even my SPICY Mississippi Pot Roast recipe if you love this tangy flavor combo. Cooking the chicken with the pepperoncini makes a tangy and delicious sauce that I love to serve over rice.
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How To Store Freeze And Reheat Leftover Pot Roast
Leftover pot roast is a meal to look forward to and can be even more flavorful on the second and third day. Heres how to store it:
- Refrigerator: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Freezer: Cool completely, then store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
CopyKat Tip: Freezing the roast, vegetables, and gravy in individual portions gives you quick meals later on. Thaw them overnight in the fridge before reheating.
To reheat pot roast leftovers:
Reheat leftover pot roast in a covered pot on the stove over medium heat. Add a little broth or water as needed and stir frequently for even heating. Pot roast can also be reheated in your pressure cooker using the sauté setting or in the microwave.
What Youll Need For Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast
Chuck Roast. Much like a traditional pot roast recipe, youll want to choose a well marbled chuck roast. The chuck roast comes from the shoulder of the cow.
Find a chuck roast with many thin strands of white . These will melt away while your roast cooks, creating a tender cut of meat.
I use a 3-4 lb roast for a single recipe. Cut it into large chunks so that it will fit well in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
Seasoning. One dry packet of ranch seasoning and one dry packet of au jus provide the perfect pairing of seasonings to todays Mississippi Roast recipe.
Pepperoncini Peppers. These are the star of the show. Use either whole or sliced pepperoncinis to flavor the meat. While they have a little spice to them, its mild not hot.
If you want to add even MORE flavor swap out some of the beef broth for extra liquid from the pepper jar.
Extras. Youll also need olive oil , beef broth, and butter. This dish can get a little salty, so try to choose low sodium beef broth and unsalted butter. You can always add a little salt to the dish after tasting it!
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What Is Mississippi Pot Roast
So, you know what a pot roast is but what exactly is a Mississippi pot roast.
Oh, let me tell you!
It is traditionally a chuck roast, slow cooked with just 4 other ingredients ranch, Au Jus, peperoncini, and butter. Now, Im not sure why those ingredients scream Mississippi, but I didnt name it I just make it and eat it.
You can, of course, choose a different cut of meat than a chuck roast. And, for this recipe, instead of slow roasting in the oven or a crock pot, Ill be cooking it all up in super speed in my Instant Pot!
Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Made Easy
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Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast is one of the more popular Instant Pot recipes. It seems like a number of recipes make it harder to prepare than it needs to be. This recipe uses a traditional Mississippi pot roast recipe without getting too fancy or departing too much from the traditional Mississippi pot roast recipes. If you want a recipe with no packets of ranch or au jus like the traditional recipe calls for, this is not for you!
For more on Pot Roast in general, including cuts of meats, cooking times and tips etc., See my post: Instant Pot Pot Roast, the Ultimate Guide.
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Why You Will Love Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast
- EASY When you Pressure Cook a Pot Roast, not only does it take a fraction of the time it would take in a Slow Cooker, but the meat also comes out tender, juicy and flavorful everytime! This is a great beginner Instant Pot Recipe!
- GREAT TO FEED A CROWD This recipe is great for entertaining. Your guests can just serve themselves. It makes a lot of food! Or you can just make this on Sunday night and have leftovers for lunch tomorrow!
- REAL COMFORT FOOD There is just something about a pot roast that takes me back to when I was younger. Its the sort of dish that warms you up from the inside and is great to eat with friends and family.
What To Serve With Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast
Any comfort food vegetable will be an awesome accompaniment to this beef meal. You’ll want one of them to be a veggie that will be the perfect vehicle for the gravy and juices, too!
- Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Vegetables
- Green Beans
- or make them into Mississippi pot roast sliders.
If you are looking for something Keto-friendly, you could do mashed cauliflower or cauliflower rice.
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What Kind Of Meat Should I Use
Chuck roast is a popular choice for pot roasts since its so affordable and easily found in most grocery stores. Its a lean meat with lots of connective tissue and very little fat. Youll want to look for a chuck roast that has lots of marbling throughout. When this cut of meat is braised for a long period of time, the high amount of collagen breaks down and tenderizes the meat. This makes the meat super juicy, tender and delicious!
Looking for more Instant Pot recipes? Try Instant Pot Beef Stew or Instant Pot Butter Chicken
Can You Use Marinade In A Pressure Cooker
If you havent marinaded ahead, simply add the marinade ingredients to the Instant Pot. Then add the thawed chicken breasts and proceed as directed above with the 8 minute cooking time for thawed. To cook frozen un-marinaded chicken breasts, place the marinade ingredients into the Instant Pot along with 1/2 cup water.
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Instant Pot Mississippi Roast
I know you have probably found all over Pinterest several Mississippi Pot roast recipes. I even have a delicious Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe for the crock pot.
However, I often put it off and forgot to throw it in the crock pot. One day, I decided to turn it into a Mississippi Pot Roast Instant recipe.
The roast is so tender that it tastes slow cooked. You really are going to love this recipe.
What To Serve With Mississippi Pot Roast
This one-pot recipe is plenty to feed your family! I often only make this and a simple side of roasted potatoes.
Make it heartier with carrots, whole potatoes, and onions. You can roast them in the oven or throw them into the pressure cooker with your roast! Put them under the beef for the best cook.
I love this pot roast recipe because it pairs perfectly with my fav red wine and a simple side salad with homemade Ranch dressing.
Or, turn your leftovers into a delicious roast beef sandwich.
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Instant Pot Mississippi Roast Recipe
Instant pot Mississippi roast is a quick and easy 5 ingredient roast recipe that combines the unique flavors of beef, pepperoncini peppers, butter, au jus mix, and ranch dressing mix to create a simple and juicy pot roast that will TRULY become one of your new family favorites! You can even make this a dump and start the recipe by skipping the searing step and it will still be a WHOLE LOTTA YUM.
How To Cook A Roast In An Instant Pot
Making a pot roast in your Instant Pot is pretty easy to do. Instead of braising your roast in the oven, you can make an Instant Pot chuck roast in about half the total time.
I do something a little different than other recipes you may see online. I like to cook my vegetables after the meat is cooked. I have found that if I cook my vegetables for the same amount of the time I cook the meat, the vegetables become soft.
I like the vegetables to be tender, so I cook a pot roast in two stages. One long cooking cycle for the meat, seasonings, and liquid, followed by a very short cycle for the vegetables.
Here are the recipe steps:
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How To Make The Pot Roast Gravy:
Remove the beef and peppers from the instant pot and switch the instant pot to the sauté setting.
Then mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1 cup of cold water. Whisk together until blended completely.
Whisk this mixture into the juices in the instant pot. Then cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
Taste test it and seasoning with salt and pepper. Then its ready to serve with the Mississippi roast.
Can You Make Mississippi Pot Roast Without Pepperoncini
While the pepperoncinis do add in a great flavor profile to the roast they are not necessary and you can make the Mississippi roast without them. It may not taste the same, but it will still taste great!
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Why Is It Called Mississippi Pot Roast
Mississippi Pot Roast is pure southern comfort food created by the home cook Robin Chapman back in 2001 before later becoming a viral sensation on social media. She invented a simple slow cooker recipe with no liquid required. The 5 ingredients are chuck roast, au jus gravy mix, ranch seasoning, pepperoncini, and butter.
How To Make Mississippi Pot Roast In The Instant Pot
For a Thick Gravy: If you want to thicken the juices, you can whisk together 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with ¼ cup cold water. Select the saute setting on the IP and bring the juices to a boil. Whisk in the cornstarch mixture and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened.
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What If You Have A Different
This recipe is written for a 6 quart Instant Pot . If you have a larger Instant Pot, you need to increase your ingredients. For example, a 4- to 5-pound roast, and then increase everything else by one-third.
I hope you give this pressure cooker pot roast recipe a try soon, I think you are going to be surprised at how easy it is to prepare a flavorful pot roast.
Ingredients For Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast:
- 3ish lb beef chuck roast
- olive oil, salt, and pepper for searing the sides
- sliced pepperoncini peppers + pepperoncini JUICE
- beef broth
- sliced onions
- 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
- Spices for homemade ranch dressing mix: salt, pepper, chives, dill weed, minced onion, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder
- Veggies: carrots, green beans, potatoes
- And a bit of flour if you want to make a gravy at the end
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