EASY MISSISSIPPI POT ROAST
3-4 pounds chuck roast, (about 1.5 kg), boneless and trimmed of excess fat
1 packet au jus mix, (1 oz), or brown gravy mix
1 packet ranch mix, (1 oz)
1/4 cup unsalted butter
8-10 pepperoncini peppers
-Place the chuck roast into a 6-quart slow cooker.
-Sprinkle au jus mix and ranch mix on top of the roast.
-Add butter and peppers around the roast.
-Cover the slow cooker. Cook on LOW setting for 8 hours, or HIGH for 4-5 hours, or until the meat is fork-tender.
-Remove cover and shred the roast using two forks.
-Garnish with optional minced parsley and drizzle with gravy. Serve with potatoes, mashed potatoes, rice or noodles.
-Turn the instant pot onto Sauté mode. Add 1 tablespoon oil followed by the meat. Sear the roast on all sides (4-5 minutes each side) until nicely browned.
-Add the pepperoncini peppers, ranch mix, au jus mix, butter and ¾ cup of water. Cover with the lid and close the steam valve.
-Turn off Sauté mode and set to “Manual” mode for “High” Pressure Cook for 80 minutes.
-After the cooking cycle finishes, allow for a natural pressure release (about 15 minutes).
-After that, use the quick pressure lever to manually release any remaining pressure and turn off the pot.
-Carefully remove the lid and transfer the roast to a plate and serve.
-Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
-Place an oven-proof pot on medium heat and add 1 tablespoon oil. When hot, sear the roast on all sides (4-5 minutes each side) until brown.
-Add the pepperoncini peppers, ranch mix, au jus mix, butter and ¾ cup of water. Bring to a simmer and cover.