This Instant Pot Mississippi pot roast is made with only 4 ingredients & cooked until it’s falling apart tender. Plus, it’s made a little healthier – and dairy free – without butter. Serve it with your favorite mashed potatoes for an easy flavorful weeknight dinner. Makes about 12 servings.
Why I love this Instant Pot Mississippi pot roast recipe
It took me a while to come around to the idea of a Mississippi pot roast, even after a few of my friends raved about how good it was.
I decided to give it a shot after one of my loyal readers asked for my help with making it dairy free, and I was pleasantly surprised by how flavorful and tender it turned out, and it’s definitely going into our regular dinner rotation.
This recipe is super simple, and only requires a few ingredients, but making it in the Instant Pot made it even better because it taste less than half the amount of time. You could even cook the roast from frozen if you need to – and I have.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe
- Chuck roast
- Ranch dressing packet*
- Au jus mix*
*Be sure to read the labels for these products. The ones picture may change their ingredients, and you always want to make sure you’r buying dairy free if you need it. If you can’t find the right ones, you can always try homemade au jus mix or homemade ranch mix.
How to make instant pot Mississippi roast
Sear the beef. You can do this in the Instant Pot itself or you can do it on and transfer the roast to the instant pot. I prefer to do it on the stove because there’s more space in my pan, but do what works for you.
Once you have the chuck roast in the Instant Pot, add the remaining ingredients and close the lid with a sealing position.
Pressure cook it. Set your pressure cooker to high pressure for 25 min per pound. I did an hour and 15 minutes for our 3 pound roast. Natural release for about 15 minutes, and then use the valve to release any remaining pressure.
If you’re cooking from frozen, add about 10 minutes per pound, which would be about an hour and a half for 3 pounds.
Shred the meat and return to the pot to let it fully absorb the flavor of the cooking liquid before serving.
FAQ’s and tips for making Mississippi pot roast
Yes, as a roast cooks it goes from hard to tender. If you open the lid to find that your Mississippi pot roast is tough and doesn’t shred, put the lid back on and continue cooking. When your meat is ready it can shred with two forks.
Many people choose to serve their Mississippi pot roast with mashed potatoes, but you can serve it with anything you want including rice or egg noodles. Add a few cooked veggies or a side salad and you have a pretty complete comfort meal.
Unlike when cooking Mississippi pot roast in a slow cooker where you don’t need to add any liquids, you should remember to add in a cup of liquid when using your Instant Pot. Pressure cookers need the liquid to help cook the meat properly.
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This Instant Pot Mississippi pot roast is made with only 4 ingredients & cooked until it’s falling apart tender. Plus, it’s made a little healthier – and dairy free – without butter. While most of the time the recipe is slow cooked, this dairy free dinner recipe is made in an instant pot so you can have a quick/fast and easy pot roast at dinner without sacrificing quality! Serve it with your favorite mashed potatoes for an easy flavorful weeknight dinner. #instantpot #potroast
- 3 – 4 pound chuck roast
- 2 tablespoons ranch dressing mix
- 2 tablespoons au jus mix
- 6 – 8 pepperoncini
- 1 cup water
- Saute setting sear chuck roast on both sides. Can do on stove.
- Add remaining ingredients to the pressure cooker. Set pressure to high and lid to sealing position.
- Cook for 25 minutes per pound.
- Allow pressure to release naturally for about 15 minutes before using the quick release valve.
- *use dairy free brands
If you’re making this recipe with a smaller roast, you will want to adjust the amount of seasoning you put in or you’ll end up with a super salty dish. For a 2 pound roast, use 1 tablespoon each of ranch and au jus mix.
Keywords: dairy free, 5 ingredient, easy, Instant Pot, pressure cooked, beef, chuck roast