Steam-Baked Missouri Pot Roast

Emily Farris
Emily Farris
September 7, 2023
If you’re not familiar with Mississippi Pot Roast — one of the most popular recipes on the internet and quite possibly the most popular slow cooker recipe of all time — well, don’t worry. We’ve adapted it for the Anova Precision Oven, named it after our home state, and added a few of our favorite ingredients: garlic, onions, and beer. The roasted malts in a stout add a smoky undertone to the braising liquid and fresh garlic and onions just make everything better. For optimal flavor, we also give the beef a quick sear before it goes in the oven. The original Mississippi Pot Roast recipe takes six to eight hours, but with the power of steam, the Anova Precision Oven cuts the cook time in half; it’s ready in just three. (Though after it cooks for three hours, you can lower the oven to 150ºF (65ºC) and maintain full steam until you’re ready to eat.)
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Steam-Baked Missouri Pot Roast
4.91 (11)
2 to 4 Tbsp
vegetable oil, for searing
1 (3-pound)
chuck roast, sliced into large pieces
pepperoncini peppers, plus 1/4 cup juice from the jar
onion, roughly chopped
8 Tbsp (1 stick)
unsalted butter, cut into large pats
5 cloves
garlic, roughly chopped
¼ cup
Guinness, or your favorite stout
1 (1-ounce) packet
ranch seasoning
1 (1-ounce) packet
au jus gravy mix

1. Preheat the Oven

Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 100%
Temp: 265°F
Heat: Rear

2. Sear

Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Being careful not to crowd the pan, add the beef in batches and sear until browned on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes per piece. Repeat with the remaining beef, adding additional oil if needed.

3. Add Flavorings

Transfer the beef to a braiser, large baking dish, or Dutch oven. Add the remaining ingredients. No need to stir or mix.
Add Flavorings

4. Cook

Transfer to the oven, uncovered, and cook until the beef is very tender, about 3 hours.
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 100%
Temp: 265°F
Heat: Rear
03:00 Timer

5. Shred and Serve

Shred the meat with two forks and serve over mashed potatoes or egg noodles.
Shred and Serve
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