Mississippi Pot Roast is the best, juicy, tender, zesty roast you'll ever eat. It's so easy to make right in the slow cooker!
Mississippi Pot Roast
Mississippi Pot Roast is probably the most famous pot roast around, and for good reason. The ingredients together are a little strange, but they're simple and when they come together they make a flavorful, zesty, rich roast.
No bland dry roast here. Tender meat with heaps of flavor from the roast cooking in its own au jus gravy in the slow cooker.
This recipe is a fix-it-and-forget-it. Just dump it all in the slow cooker in the morning, and it's a fully cooked entree by dinner.
What is Mississippi Pot Roast
Mississippi Pot Roast is a beef chuck roast with ranch seasoning, au jus mix, butter, and pepperonicinis cooked in a slow cooker.
I'm not sure how anyone thought to put together that strange combination of ingredients, but I'm sure glad they did because they work together to make the most flavorful, juicy roast you'll ever eat.
Can I Use a Frozen Roast?
Yes, you can. Skip the searing part of the recipe, as it will be pretty difficult to sear frozen meat.
Also, cook your roast on high for the first hour to make sure the temperature is high enough before lowering it back to the low setting for the remainder of the cook time.
What to Serve with Mississippi Pot Roast
Serve your Mississippi Pot Roast with some creamy mashed potatoes and a warm vegetable like roasted carrots or brussels sprouts.
Some other sides we love with this roast are garlic roasted potatoes and green beans, green beans with shallots, or some southern buttermilk biscuits.
More Easy Slow Cooker Recipes You'll Love
- Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff - juicy beef and fresh mushrooms in a creamy sauce, all in the slow cooker, served over warm noodles.
- Slow Cooker Meatloaf - our family's favorite meatloaf adapted for the Crock Pot.
- Slow Cooker Southern Pulled Pork - tangy shredded pork. It's one of our family favorites!
- Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches - spicy, juicy Italian beef made right in the slow cooker. Serve on a bun with provolone!
- Crockpot White Chicken Chili - tastes way better than it looks. Creamy chicken chili packed with corn, tomatoes, and black beans over warm rice.
Mississippi Pot Roast
- 3 pounds boneless chuck roast
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 1 packet ranch seasoning mix
- 1 packet au jus mix
- ½ cup salted butter
- 5-8 pepperoncini peppers
- ¼ cup juice from pepperoncini jar
- Heat a large skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Season roast with salt and pepper.
- Quickly sear each side of the roast in the hot skillet. Transfer roast to slow cooker.
- Add all remaining ingredients to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
- Once tender, remove roast from crock and shred into large pieces using 2 forks.
- Return to gravy. Serve warm and enjoy.
- You can also cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours, although it will not be as tender as cooking on low. Low and slow is easier for shredding.
- In a hurry? Skip searing the roast. It won't make too much of a noticeable difference and is a huge time-saver.
- This recipe is low carb. Serve with mashed or riced cauliflower and veggies.
- Don't add any additional liquid. It will make enough on its own as it cooks.
- To reheat, spread meat out on a baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for about 7-10 minutes, or until heated through. Heat gravy on the stove in a saucepan or in the microwave in a microwave-safe dish. You can also reheat meat in the microwave for a quicker method.
- Storage: Store covered in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
- Freezer Directions: Mississippi Pot Roast can be frozen before or after cooking. To freeze before cooking, simply add all ingredients to a freezer bag. To freeze after cooking, shred, and transfer to a freezer bag.
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This recipe looks amazinnnnnnnnnng!!! So making this roast this week!
Thank you so much for your great recipe with the active, hands-on time of five minutes. OMG! This is what I need right now:)
I love a slow cooker meal! They make cooking so easy! My husband would love this at the weekend, thanks for a great recipe!
Rhonda Albom says
YUM! We are coming in to winter here, and there is nothing better than a pot roast for a cold night. Looks so tender and juicy, I will have to give it a try.
Now this is what I call comfort food! Definitely one to try now the weather has turned a bit.
Tania | Fit Foodie Nutter says
What a great recipe for entertaining the crowd Michelle! Although I don't eat meat myself, my meat loving friends will really appreciate this recipe! I have to try making it for them!
Carrie Robinson says
This looks like the perfect comfort food! 🙂
Sisley White says
This looks so good! I've never heard of this in the UK but I've discovered it now and I have to make it.
Priya Lakshminarayan says
I had not heard of this dish..thanks for sharing this recipe..looks so good
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says
What a tender and delicious meal! Perfect for the whole family and packed full of flavour!
I made this for the family last week. I served it over creamy mashed potatoes and it was delicious!
I’ve made this several times for friends and family. Everyone raves!
Linda Johnston says
Thinking about your question, Who thought of this? Some homemaker who was low on everything but ranch seasoning and the peppers!??? That's what happens to me. Seriously, this looks delicious. Thanks for sharing
Right? Such a weird combination, but soooo good. It's on our menu for this week again 🙂
We do this on sandwiches. We spread cream cheese on a boogie bun. Yuuuumy!
Omg. That sounds absolutely divine! Thanks for the idea!
This was so delicious and comforting. It froze really well too.
Gina Abernathy says
A classic and comforting dish. A winner every time.
Yum! This is so flavourful and easy. I love a good crockpot meal.
Claudia Lamascolo says
My favorite an only way I make a roast now delicious even with pork or lamb
Ava M. says
This looks AMAZING! Can't help but imagining this on tacos (I am Mexican, so, guilty). A bit of cilantro and onions, a good salsa, a squeeze of lime and....dig in! ^^
That would be really good, actually!
Such an easy and delicious meal!
This for sharing this version of Mississippi Pot Roast. Really
Flavourful and fork tender. We made a big batch for the week
Dana Sandonato says
This is so so tangy and tasty! And the roast just melts in your mouth. Absolutely loved everything about this.
Feeling stupid says
I doubled the recipe but it’s a little off and as I was going back over the recipe I realized I didn’t double the butter 🤦🏻♀️
Can I warm it up in the crockpot and add the second stick of butter?
I think that would be okay!
Can you cook it in slow cooker frozen and will I need to adjust cooking time?
Jinny Royer says