Mississippi Pot Roast in an Instant Pot Recipe


The Mississippi Roast is a very popular recipe, usually cooked in a slow cooker. Because the roast needs to cook low and slow, it can take up to 6 hours to cook. Cooking a Mississippi Roast in an Instant Pot takes much less time. It's easy to prepare and is packed full of flavor. Your family is guaranteed to love this delicious roast!

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Things You'll Need

  • 3 to 4 pound beef chuck roast
  • 1/2 cup of pepperoncini juice
  • 1/2 cup of beef broth
  • 1 package of au jus gravy mix
  • 1 package of dry ranch dressing mix
  • 6 to 10 pepperoncinis 
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • Instant Pot or other electronic pressure cooker
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Step 1: Add pepperonicini juice and beef broth to the Instant Pot

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Step 2: Place the beef chuck roast in the pot.

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Step 3: Add au jus gravy and ranch seasoning.

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Step 4: Top with pepperoncinis and butter, then close lid.

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Step 5: Set pot to manual for 90 minutes.

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Once the cooking is finished, move the vent on the back to quick release until all of the steam has escaped.


  • Do not place your face or body above the steam release valve. The steam that is escaping is very hot.

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Remove the roast and serve with your favorite vegetables or shred and use for tacos or French dip sandwiches.

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