Why make the same old boring pot roast when you can make this zippy Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast? You are in for a treat!
Our recipe for Mississippi Pot Roast is just 5 ingredients and a slow cooker! The ranch dressing, pepperoncini peppers, and au jus gravy add so much flavor, you may never go back to traditional pot roast again!
What is Mississippi Pot Roast?
You may have seen Mississippi Pot roast recipes floating around Pinterest over the past few years, and if you’re like me, you may have disregarded it as just another pot roast.
Boy, have I been missing out! I decided to give this variation a try, and I’m not sure I can ever go back to traditional pot roast. To quote my family, “This is the best roast we’ve ever had!” Yes, it’s that good.
So what exactly is a Mississippi Pot Roast? Originating from a woman named Robin Chapman, this pot roast variation includes additional flavors from ingredients such as a packet of dry ranch dressing, a packet of dry au jus, a stick of butter, and a jar of pepperoncini peppers.
She adapted this variation from her aunt and as the years have passed it’s taken on a life of its own.
What cut of meat can you use to make a Pot Roast?
You’ll need a braising beef such as chuck roast or rump roast. Chuck roast tends to be one of the more common cuts of meat and also one of the more affordable cuts of meat for a pot roast. It’s just perfect for this recipe.
How to cook the Original Mississippi Roast Recipe in the Crock-Pot
The glorious part of cooking a Mississippi Pot Roast slow cooker recipe is that it’s a true slow cooker “dump and forget” recipe.
For your Mississippi Pot Roast recipe, you’ll need just a handful of ingredients plus your crockpot.
- 3 to 5 pound Rump or Chuck Roast (we recommend Certified Angus Beef® brand beef)
- dry ranch dressing
- dry Au Jus gravy
- 1 stick of unsalted butter
- jar of Pepperoncini
Add all of the ingredients to your slow cooker and cook on low for eight to ten hours. Once the Mississippi Pot Roast is finished cooking, simply shred the roast and serve.
How to make Pot Roast Gravy
It’s super easy to make gravy for your pot roast. You can follow our step-by-step instructions for Slow Cooker Beef Gravy. Or follow these easy instructions:
- Remove the pot roast from the slow cooker.
- Measure 1 cup of the drippings.
- Whisk together two tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water.
- Add the mixture to the drippings, stirring vigorously to combine.
- Cover and cook on high for an additional 1/2 hour.
- This is the perfect time to shred your beef and then reunite the two.
Is Mississippi Pot Roast Low Carb/Keto Friendly?
It sure is! Our chuck roast recipe is very low in carbs if you make it without the gravy. So, just skip that part.
Side Dishes for Pot Roast
- Creamy Mashed Potatoes
- Irish mashed potatoes
- Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots
- Sautéed Green Beans & Mushrooms
- Green Bean Almondine
We have a list of our favorite side dishes for roast beef too!
If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner that’s full-on flavor and light on prep time, then add this Mississippi Crock Pot Roast to your regular dinner lineup!
It’s perfect for Sunday supper or any night of the week. Simply add your ingredients to your slow cooker in the morning, and it will be ready come supper time.
Best Roast Beef Recipes
- Boneless Prime Rib Roast
- Slow Roasted Prime Rib Recipe
- Standing Rib Roast Recipe
- Whole Beef Tenderloin
- Beef Chuck Roast Recipe
- Instant Pot Pot Roast
- Dutch Oven Pot Roast
- Easy Slow Cooker Roast Beef Recipe
Mississippi Pot Roast
- 4 lb rump or chuck roast approximately
- 16 ounce jar of pepperoncini peppers
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1 package dry ranch dressing
- 1 package dry Au Jus gravy
- Place the roast into the crock of a slow cooker. Pour the entire jar (peppers and juice) of pepperoncini peppers over the roast. Add the stick of butter, then pour the dry ranch dressing and dry Au Jus over the top. Cover with the lid.
- Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours (or high for 4 to 5 hours).
- Once finished, shred with a fork and serve.
- You can serve with the pepperoncini or without, depending on your taste.
- For best flavor, we recommend using Certified Angus Beef® brand beef.
This post was updated on 11/12/2019.
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