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Mississippi Pot Roast

Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

Pot roast with butter, ranch seasoning, pepperoncini peppers
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword pot roast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • cutting board, large butcher knife,
  • instant pot or other pressure cookers


  • 3-5 lbs Chuck Roast
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 9-10 Pepperoncinis
  • ½ cup Pepperoncini Juice
  • 1 Cup Beef Broth (or water) (low sodium suggested)
  • 1 (1 0z) Packet Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 (1 0z) Packet Au jus or brown gravy if preferred
  • ½ Cup 1 Stick of Butter

Gravy (optional)

  • 3 Tbsp Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Soft Butter


  • 1.Turn pot on Sauté mode (normal). When the display reads "Hot" add the olive oil.
    2. When the oil heats up, place meat in one layer(cut in chunks if necessary) into the pot and
    brown meat for at least 5 minutes on each side.
    3. Remove the meat wrap in foil or put in a dish you can cover. Wrap it to keep it warm.
    4. Deglaze the pot, add a bit of the beef broth or a small amount of water if there is not
    enough moisture to loosen the brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Stir, scraping the
    bottom of the pot until the bottom is free of the stuck-on brown bits
  • 5. Add the pepperoncini's and their juice, beef broth, au jus, and ranch packets, and butter.
  • 6. Turn Off Saute Mode
  • 7. Put the meat back into the pot
  • 8.Close the lid and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position
  • 9. Press the Pressure Cook or Manual button (or use dial) then the +/- button to select 60
    minutes High Pressure. It will take several minutes to build pressure..
  • 10. When the cooking cycle ends, let the pot sit undisturbed and count up to 15 -20 min
    (Natural pressure Release.)
  • After the 15 minutes NPR, turn off the pot and manually release the remaining pressure by turning the steam release knob to the Venting position. When pin drops -Open Lid

Optional Gravy

  • Remove the pot roast to a plate and cover.
    Turn the Sauté function back on.
    Mix the flour and butter together until well combined.in separate bowl
    When the liquid is starting to simmer, add the mixture to the pot, stirring constantly l until thickened. Then turn off the pot and add the roast back in.
    Enjoy with mashed potatoes or over rice.