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 (about 27.3 g)
  • Chuck roast icon
    Chuck roast
    1.362 kg (about 1)
  • Butter icon
    ¼ cup (about 57.6 g)
  • Au jus mix icon
    Au jus mix
    2 tbsp (about 18.26 g)
  • Ranch dressing mix icon
    Ranch dressing mix
    2 tbsp (about 30 g)
  • Water icon
  • Pepperoncini icon
    4 (about 24 g)
  • Water icon
    1 tbsp (about 15 g)
  • Cornstarch icon
    1 tbsp (about 8.1 g)
  • 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. Spread with butter
  8. Sprinkle with au jus mix and ranch dressing mix
  9. Add water and pepperoncini to the inner pot
  10. Cook - Meat, High, 45 min
  11. Natural release - 20 min
  12. Release pressure -
  13. Transfer beef to serving plate
  14. Using a fork, shred the beef into large pieces then set aside
  15. Heat - Sauté, Normal
  16. Mix water and cornstarch into a clean small bowl
  17. Transfer slurry to inner pot
  18. Whisk until thickened
  19. Pour sauce over beef
  20. Garnish with fresh parsley
  21. Serve
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