This crockpot recipe for Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast will make dinner hour SO EASY! You’ll need only 4 ingredients as well as the roast. A stick of butter, peperoncini’s, and packets of ranch dressing and au jus. Just dump it all in and dinner is served in 8 hours.
This beef roast is one of my husband’s FAVORITE meals. I swear he could eat this Mississippi Pot Roast recipe daily! Yes, this is the Mississippi Roast Recipe from Facebook! The roast made with peperoncini peppers!
I have my original post for Crockpot Mississippi Pot Roast, but I’ve tinkered with the recipe a teensy bit after my sister shared how she does it, and I thought you’d all love it too. Scroll down for the recipe.
Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe
This is seriously one of the easiest pot roast recipes you can make in your slow cooker.
It’s one of those “dump it in”, and turn it on recipes……a true gift for the busy household. It honestly takes me about 3 minutes to prep this recipe, I turn it on and walk away, only to come back to a delicious hunk of meat to be used in many ways. My favorite kind of slow cooker recipe.
Sorta like my Crockpot Copycat Cafe Rio Chicken. I’ll make that up and use it all week long in salads, burritos, burrito rice bowls. It’s another life saver. This recipe is the same, except it doesn’t last as long.
Now if you’re a purist, this crockpot Mississippi Pot Roast recipe is NOT for you. Look away.
This isn’t a super healthy meal…… but neither is the Taco Bell you pick up in a pinch. At least you know this is real meat.
What kind of meat is in a Mississippi roast?
I don’t know my roasts. I just look for the kind with the string around it. This one was beef tenderloin and it was delicious! A chuck roast is also delicious and is a less expensive choice and easily found in grocery stores.
We have since started making this recipe with pork tenderloin. It turns out fantastic every time. Readers have told me they even use chicken.
It sounds like pretty much any meat will work.
What is the best roast for a crockpot?
According to The Kitchn, these are the cuts of beef that work best in a crockpot:
- Chuck: Look for chuck roast, shoulder steak, boneless chuck roast, chuck shoulder pot roast, chuck seven-bone pot roast, or beef chuck arm.
Mississippi Pot Roast Ingredients
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That’s all you need. If you want to recreate to use products that aren’t pre-made mixes…… go for it, then let me know!
As I said, you just dump it all in your slow cooker, put the lid on, turn it on LOW for 8 hours and walk away. JUST WALK AWAY!
You’ll come back to this! You’ll find a juicy, moist and delicious hunk of meat that your family will devour.
And then the only decision you’ll need to make is, how’ll you eat it.
What sides go with a pot roast?
I shredded the roast and served it on top of baked potatoes, added broccoli and called it dinner.
Mashed potatoes are always a popular side with any beef roast, too.
Then the next day, we used the leftover crockpot Mississippi pot roast to make Burrito rice bowls.
How to Make Mississippi Pot Roast in a Slow Cooker
- 1 Beef Roast - Regular size. I buy whatever is in the store and usually one with the string around it.
- 1 package of Ranch Dressing Mix
- 1 package of Au Jus Gravy mix
- 1 stick of butter (unsalted or salted....doesn't matter)
- 5-10 peperoncini peppers
- 1/4 cup peperoncini juice
- Place your roast in your slow cooker
- Sprinkle packages of ranch dressing and au jus directly on the roast
- Place the stick of butter on top. You can cut the butter into pieces if you wish. It really doesn't matter.
- Place peperoncini's around the roast and on top.
- Pour juice over the roast.
- Place the lid on, cook on LOW for 7-8 hours
- If you don't have as much time, I've cooked on High for 3 hours, then turned it to LOW for an hour or so and it turned out fine.
This recipe is also great with a pork roast or tenderloin.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 267Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 59mgSodium 2262mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 2gSugar 10gProtein 7g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
Can I make Mississippi Roast in the Oven?
Yes, you sure can. Follow the same directions, but use a dutch oven. I like to brown the meat on both sides before baking. After placing all the ingredients inside, place the lid on and bake for 2-3 hours at 350°.