Ask any Instant Pot owner for a favorite recipe using their pressure cooker, and time and again you discover many claim this pot roast as a favorite. Often called Mississippi Mud Pot Roast, this Instant Pot Pepperoncini Pot Roast recipe is a staple.
Pepperoncini give it just a touch of heat while the ingredients come together in a flash, making it a recipe you will come back to many times over.
Pepperoncini are a mild Italian pepper that are typically pickled and readily available.
I haven’t been able to discover the origin for the name “Mississippi Mud” for this pot roast, but it’s been a staple recipe in many homes and for church dinners. (If you know the answer, please comment below.)
Traditionally made in the crock pot, this Instant Pot recipe takes less time and gives amazing flavor. What I love is that the meat can be cooked right from frozen, so no worries if you forgot to thaw that huge hunk of meat. I add 10 extra minutes to the total time if my pot roast is frozen solid.
Traditional Pepperoncini Pot Roast calls for a stick of butter but I leave it out to save calories and I’ve seen no difference in the final result, especially when using the Instant Pot. The Instant Pot pressuring cooking method gives me wonderful tenderness.
If you are worried about the heat in this recipe, substitute the pepperoncini juice for more beef broth, but don’t leave the pepperoncinis out entirely since they give a wonderful depth of flavor.
If you prefer not to use seasoning packets, which do have questionable ingredients, check out this recipe for Homemade Onion Soup mix as an alternative.
Weight Watchers Instant Pot Pepperoncini Pot Roast Points
The serving size for this meal is 3 ounces of the meat and one serving of vegetables (approximately 1 cup) potatoes, carrots, onion, and celery with broth/gravy and is 14 points per serving.
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Post updated January 2023 for Weight Watchers points.
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Instant Pot Pepperoncini Pot Roast (or Instant Pot Mississippi Mud Pot Roast)
Your family will love this tender, slightly spicy pot roast recipe.
Instant Pot Mississippi Mud Pot Roast Recipe
- 5 pound chuck roast of beef
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 1/2 cup pepperoncini juice
- 1 packet ranch dressing mix
- 1 packet brown gravy mix
- 8 item pepperoncini
- Pour broth and pepperoncini juice into Instant Pot.
- Add roast.
- Sprinkle with ranch and brown gravy mixes.
- Top with pepperoncini.
- Close and lock Instant Pot lid.
- Cook on "manual" or "pressure cook" setting for 90 minutes.
- Allow to natural release for 10 minutes, the quick release and serve.
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This is a perfect meal for a cold night when you don’t want to head out to the grocery store. You can cook it from frozen.
The pepperoncini peppers add just a touch of spice. Add less or more to your taste.
Did you know that you can also place your Instant Pot Lid and Ring in the dishwasher?
Before you know it, your kitchen will smell amazing and dinner is done.
Remove the roast from the Instant Pot and let rest on a plate covered in foil while you quickly cook the veggies in the same pot.
This meal tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen. Your family will love it.
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