Instant Pot Mini - Mississippi Pot Roast

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recipe by Heather Schlueter

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 0mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 1 ratings

The most unpredictably delicious roast you will ever eat. With minimal and inexpensive ingredients this slow cooked Internet sensation can be done in a fraction of the time in the Instant Pot. Don’t skip the pepperoncinis—they help cut through the meaty flavor when cooking this dish.

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recipe updated Jul 9, 2020


  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Chuck roast icon
    Chuck roast
  • Butter icon
    4 tbsp (57g)
  • Au jus mix icon
    Au jus mix
    2 tbsp (18g)
  • Ranch dressing mix icon
    Ranch dressing mix
    2 tbsp (30g)
  • Water icon
    ¾ unit
  • Pepperoncini icon
  • Water icon
    1 tbsp (15ml)
  • Cornstarch icon
    1 tbsp (8g)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    as needed


  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Serving plate
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Add olive oil to the inner pot
  2. Pre-heat until hot - Sauté, Normal
  3. Add chuck roast to the inner pot
  4. Brown - approx 8 min
  5. Turn over
  6. Brown - approx 5 min
  7. Cancel - Sauté
  8. Then spread with butter
  9. Sprinkle with au jus mix and ranch dressing mix
  10. Add water and pepperoncini to the inner pot
  11. Cook - Meat, High, 45 min
  12. Natural release - 20 min
  13. Quick release
  14. Cancel - Keep warm
  15. Transfer beef to serving plate
  16. Using a fork, shred the beef into large pieces then set aside
  17. Heat - Sauté, Normal
  18. Mix water and cornstarch into a clean small bowl
  19. Transfer slurry to inner pot
  20. Whisk until thickened
  21. Pour sauce over beef
  22. Garnish with fresh parsley
  23. Serve
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