There is something very comforting about pot roast. Maybe because I remember having it when I was a child. Or maybe it is because of how easy it is to make? I am not sure. What I am sure about is that this Instant Pot Mississippi Pot roast recipe is delicious and hands down the best beef pot roast recipe I have ever eaten. I was so happy with it I had to make a Mississippi Chicken recipe too!
If you haven’t joined the Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker craze yet, you need to. This handy device has been a huge help in the kitchen. I can get meals on the table quicker and with only one pot to cleanup. It has been a lifesaver. You can pick up one for yourself on Amazon, just click here!
Using your pressure cooker, this roast is done is half the time it would take in the oven and far faster than a slow cooker method. (I did include slow cooker instructions after the printable recipe at the bottom of the post) I love using the Instant Pot for recipes that traditionally are slow cooked like this Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup and this Instant Pot Corned Beef recipe. The flavor that a pressure cooker can bring is amazing!
For tips on how to use an electric pressure cooker check out our pressure cooker guide.
What is Mississippi Pot Roast?
Quite simply, Mississippi Pot Roast is the best roast you will ever eat! It is a cut of beef combined with broth, ranch dressing mix, au jus mix, and pepperoncinis. Traditionally this beef roast is made with butter, but I omitted it and I don’t think it needs it. Any time I can cut a few calories I try to do it.
What cuts of beef are the best for Mississippi Pot Roast?
Just another reason to love Mississippi Pot Roast is that you can use all kinds of cuts of meat. I see chuck roast for sale all the time at my local grocery store which is why I am using this particular beef. I stock up when I see it on sale so I can make this recipe.
These are the best cuts for making Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast
- Chuck Roasts
- Rump Roasts
- Bottom Rounds
Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe
Here is the Instant Pot Pot Roast recipe you have been waiting for! Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast is unbelievably packed with flavor. This classic beef roast is made with au jus, ranch and beef stock for a fall off the bone tender recipe that you are going to love.
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 3-4 pound beef chuck roast
- 1 package 1.25 oz, ranch dressing seasoning packet
- 1 package 1 oz, au jus gravy seasoning packet
- 1 cup beef broth
- 3-4 pepperoncini peppers
- mashed potatoes for serving if desired
- Place oil into the Instant Pot and place roast in pot. Sautee on each side until browned.
- Add broth and sprinkle seasoning packets on top of roast and in the pot. Place peppers on top of roast.
- Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal shut. Close the pressure release valve. Set the Instant Pot to manual, high pressure for 45 minutes.
- When the cooking cycle is complete, let pressure naturally release for 20 minutes. Open the lid and use two forks to shred the beef and remove bones, or remove roast from pot and slice and shred on a plate. Remove peppers from pan and cut with a knife, discarding seed bunch and stem, and mix in with the beef.
- Return beef to pan and mix with juice. Serve over a bed of mashed potatoes if desired.
Mississippi Pot Roast Crock Pot Method
Making Mississippi Pot Roast in the slow cooker is simple. It is an easy dump and go method. Place everything in your slow cooker and turn on low for 8 hours. For a deeper flavor, brown your roast in a skillet before placing in your slow cooker.
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