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Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast is one of my frequently cooked recipes as it is incredibly delicious and super simple to make.

instant pot mississippi pot roast

This is my favorite flavor of pot roast. The Mississippi roast reminds me of my mother who always cooks this pot roast on Sundays after church.

In this dish, Mississippi pot roast cooks a tender and slightly spicy meat with an incredibly delicious flavor using an Instant Pot pressure cooker.

You’ll have this dish ready much faster than the traditional crock pot or in the oven making it a perfect dinner recipe for any occasion.

Let’s get cooking!

What Makes A Good Mississippi Pot Roast?

There are endless pot roast recipes that are delicious but nothing satisfies my craving than a good Mississippi pot roast.

A good Mississippi pot roast is a combination of an amazingly tender meat that melts in your mouth and an irresistible flavor from the beef broth, seasoning mix, and a bit of spice from the pepperoncini.

How To Make The Best Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

Let’s start with how we are going to cook this dish. Unlike traditional pot roast which uses a crock pot or in the oven(which takes many hours to cook), I’ll be using an Instant Pot pressure cooker to cook this recipe. This will cut down the cooking time to just an hour and a half.

If you don’t have a pressure cooker, I would recommend you get one as it will save you a ton of time cooking not only with this dish but also hundreds of other recipes.

I would recommend chuck roast or cross rib roast for the choice of meat for this recipe. I always use a chuck roast and I slice them in lengthwise.

Chef Tip #1: Saute the meat first for a few minutes until they are slightly brown before pressure cooking. This adds extra flavor to the meat.

The optional step of sauteeing adds color and flavor to the meat. This step is not necessary but I believe is an important step to making this dish flavorful.

As far as the pepperoncinis, you can get them sliced or whole. For those of you who are not familiar with these, you can get these in the pickled section on any grocery stores. They just add a bit of spice kick into the flavor but they are not hot at all.

From here it is a matter of just adding all the ingredients into the pressure cooker and letting it do its magic for an hour and a half.

Chef Tip #2: Let the pressure cooker depressurize naturally instead of using the quick release which sucks the moisture out of the meat.

Once it is done, shred the meat and place it back into the flavorful juice to keep the meat moist and delicious.

Mmmm…take a look at that deliciousness!

mississippi pot roast recipe



instant pot mississippi pot roast
5 from 2 votes

The Best Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe

Try this delicious and simple Mississippi Pot Roast recipe cooked in 90 minutes!

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 4 lbs Chuck Roast (Cut into 4 pieces)
  • 1 pack Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 1 pack Au Jus Seasoning
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 8 pieces Pepperoncinis
  • 1/2 cup Pepperoncinis Juice


  1. Slice chuck roast into 4 pieces lengthwise.

  2.  Turn on Instant Pot pressure cooker and set it to saute mode.

  3. Add oil and brown the meat for about 5 minutes on each side. Set aside.

  4. Add beef broth into the pot and deglaze the pot by scraping the bottom.

  5. Place meat back into the pot. Add all the ingredients.

  6. Set the pressure cooker to cook manually for 90 minutes.

  7. Once the cooking is done, let it naturally depressurize which takes about 15 minutes.

  8. Shred the meat and serve!


How many carbs in Mississippi pot roast?

One serving is about 375 calories.

How spicy is this recipe?

Just a little bit of spice kick to it but not hot. Your kids can eat it.

What do you serve with Mississippi pot roast?

This dish is very versatile and you can serve this with potatoes and other vegetables. You can also use it for tacos or sandwiches.

Can you make this in the oven?

Yes, you can. Set oven at 350F for 3-4 hours.

Recipe Rating


Sunday 5th of May 2019

My family likes to serve this wonderful roast, Burrito Bowl style! Some brown or jasmine rice, the shredded meat, shredded qusadilla cheese then some shredded lettuce. Top with sour cream, pico de gallo and fresh cilantro! Soo good!!!


Tuesday 25th of September 2018

Love this recipe. I am now adding potatoes carrots and mushrooms yummy😀