Instant Pot Ranch Pepperoncini Pot Roast

This is the pot roast known as Mississippi pot roast, but I never knew what that meant based on its name only. That’s why I gave it a more descriptive name. I have changed the recipe a bit based on personal taste, but that’s just what happens with every recipe that crosses my path. Ranch pepperoncini pot roast is not only easy, but delicious.

Heat the Instant Pot on saute until it says “Hot”. Sear for 8 minutes on each side:

2 lbs. chuck roast

When the meat is done searing, remove it from the pot and set it on a plate. Slice the roast into 2″ thick slices.

Add to the pot:

3/4 c. chicken broth

1 t. each garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, and chives

1/4 c. sliced pepperoncinis and their juice

Stir to scrape up any stuck bits from the meat (deglazing). Add the meat slices to the pot, then cook at high pressure for 45 minutes with a natural release.

Remove the meat and shred it. Thicken the sauce by stirring in the following mixture:

2 T. cornstarch + 2 T. water

Add the shredded meat to the sauce and season to taste with salt and pepper. Mashed potatoes make an especially great side to ranch pepperoncini pot roast!

ranch pepperoncini pot roast and mashed potatoes

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