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Flavorful Mississippi Pot Roast

Easy Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast with a Southern Twist
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What is Mississippi Pot Roast?

Mississippi Pot Roast is a simple and delicious dish made in the slow cooker with a chuck roast, pepperoncini peppers, and ranch dressing mix, au jus mix, and butter. The name “Mississippi Pot Roast” is a bit of a misnomer, as the dish is not actually native to Mississippi. However, it is a popular dish in the state, and it is often served at potlucks and other gatherings.

The History of Mississippi Pot Roast

The exact origins of the Mississippi Pot Roast are unknown. It is believed to have originated in the early 2000s. The first known recipe for Mississippi Pot Roast was published in a cookbook called “The Slow Cooker Bible” in 2003. Since then, the dish has become increasingly popular, and there are now many different variations of the recipe.

Variations on Mississippi Pot Roast

There are many different variations on the Mississippi Pot Roast recipe. Some people like to add other ingredients, such as onions, carrots, or potatoes. Others like to use different types of beef, such as brisket or short ribs. There are also vegan and vegetarian versions of Mississippi Pot Roast that use tofu or tempeh instead of beef.

Tips for Making Mississippi Pot Roast

Use a good quality chuck roast. A chuck roast is a tough cut of meat, but it becomes incredibly tender when cooked slowly in the slow cooker. Don’t overcook the roast.

The roast is done when it is fork-tender. Overcooking will make the meat tough. Serve Mississippi Pot Roast with your favorite sides. Some popular sides include mashed potatoes, rice, or vegetables.


Mississippi Pot Roast is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for a family meal. It is also a great dish to make for a potluck or other gathering. So gather your ingredients and give Mississippi Pot Roast a try today!

If you want to brown the roast before cooking it in the slow cooker, you can do so in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Just be sure to brown the roast on all sides before adding it to the slow cooker.

You can also add other vegetables to Mississippi Pot Roast, such as onions, carrots, or potatoes. Just add them to the slow cooker along with the roast.

If you are making Mississippi Pot Roast for a vegetarian or vegan diet, you can use tofu or tempeh instead of beef. Just be sure to cook the tofu or tempeh according to the package directions before adding it to the slow cooker.

No matter how you make it, Mississippi Pot Roast is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. So gather your ingredients and give it a try today!

Difficulty: Advanced Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 8 hour Rest Time 10 min Total Time 8 hrs 25 mins
Servings: 6 Calories: 400


Elevate your dinner game with our Mississippi Pot Roast recipe. Tender pot roast infused with zesty flavors slow-cooked to perfection.



  1. How to make:

    Mississippi Pot Roast is a delightful Southern dish that combines tender pot roast with zesty flavors. Follow these steps to create this mouthwatering dish:

    • Start by seasoning the chuck roast generously with salt and pepper.
    • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Sear the roast on all sides until nicely browned. Transfer the roast to the slow cooker.
    • Sprinkle dry ranch seasoning mix and dry au jus mix over the roast.
    • Place stick of butter on top of the roast, and add pepperoncini peppers along with their juice.
    • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for about 8 hours, until the meat is tender and easily shreds.
  2. Don'ts:

    Don't skip searing the roast; it enhances the flavor.

    Don't remove the lid of the slow cooker too often; it could increase the cooking time.

  3. Notes:

    You can adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or fewer pepperoncini peppers.

    Serve the pot roast with its flavorful juices and your favorite sides.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 6

Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g47%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 799.99mg34%
Total Carbohydrate 2g1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 30g60%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use a different cut of meat?

Chuck roast works best due to its marbling and tenderness after slow cooking.

Can I cook it on high heat for a shorter time?

It's recommended to cook on low heat for the best results.

What sides go well with Mississippi Pot Roast?

Mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or buttered noodles complement the flavors.

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