Mississippi Pot Roast

Mississippi Pot Roast

8 hrs 5 mins
Vadim Rachok
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Looking for a delicious and easy dinner option that will impress your family and friends? Check out this amazing Mississippi pot roast recipe! Made with tender beef, savory spices, and a few simple ingredients, this hearty dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The recipe is easy to follow and can be prepared in just a few simple steps, making it the perfect choice for busy weeknights or lazy weekends. So why not give it a try and see for yourself why this classic dinner option is a favorite among so many?

Mississippi Pot Roast is a culinary gem, celebrated for its simplicity and exceptional flavor. The combination of the chuck roast, pepperoncini, butter, and seasoning packs creates a succulent and savory dish that's bound to delight your taste buds. Perfect for busy schedules, this recipe delivers a hearty meal with minimal effort – a true win-win for any home cook.


What Is Mississippi Pot Roast?

Mississippi pot roast is a flavorful and juicy dish made by slow cooking a pot roast with dressing mix. This recipe is incredibly simple to make.

Mississippi Pot Roast Ingredients

These are the ingredients required to prepare the highly-rated Mississippi pot roast recipe:

To prepare Mississippi pot roast, you need a 3-pound chuck roast. If your roast is bigger or smaller, adjust the recipe accordingly. Use both the juice and the peppers from a jar of pepperoncini. A stick of butter is added to lock in moisture and keep the roast from drying out. You’ll also need one packet of au jus gravy mix and one packet of buttermilk ranch dressing mix. To prepare the roast, all you need to do is season it with salt and pepper.

how to cook Mississippi Pot Roast

How to Make Mississippi Pot Roast

You will find the complete step-by-step recipe below. Here’s a quick summary of what to expect when making Mississippi pot roast:

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low until meat is tender.

Mississippi Pot Roast ingridients

How to Serve Mississippi Pot Roast

Serve your Mississippi pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy, accompanied by crusty bread for sopping up the sauce.

Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe

How to Store Mississippi Pot Roast

After cooking, allow the roast to cool, wrap it tightly in foil or place it in an airtight container, and store it in the fridge for up to three days. If you want to save it for later, you can freeze the leftovers for up to two months.


A large amount of butter leads to an excessive fat content in this dish (particularly saturated fats), and when combined with poultry meat (which can be considered a fairly low-fat product on its own), we end up with a far-from-healthy dish. It not only strains the digestive system but also poses a risk of increasing cholesterol levels. Naturally, this dish is definitely not suitable for those looking to lose weight, unless you are a follower of the keto diet (on a keto diet, this main course is acceptable, but I would still recommend monitoring the intake of saturated fats even while in ketosis).

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
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Mississippi Pot Roast
Author:Vadim Rachok
Category:Lunch, Dinner
Slow-cooked Mississippi pot roast with tender shredded beef, gravy and tangy pepperoncini peppers is perfect served with mashed potatoes or hoagie rolls.
Mississippi Pot Roast
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 5 mins
The ingredients you need
1 (3 pound) chuck roast
½ (12 ounce) jar pepperoncini
½ (12 ounce) jar pepperoncini juice
½ cup unsalted butter
1 (1 ounce) packet au jus gravy mix
1 (0.4 oz) package buttermilk ranch dressing mix
salt and ground black pepper to taste
Let’s start !

1 Combine a chuck roast with pepperoncini, pepperoncini juice, butter, au jus mix, ranch dressing mix, salt, and pepper in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours, or until the roast can be easily shredded with a fork.


2 After cooking in the slow cooker, take out the chuck and use two forks to shred it. Serve the shredded chuck with gravy.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 8 Calories: 553
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 46g59%
Saturated Fat 21g106%
Cholesterol 153mg51%
Sodium 1053mg46%
Total Carbohydrate 3g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g1%
Protein 29g 
Vitamin C 0mg1%
Calcium 31mg2%
Iron 4mg21%
Potassium 467mg10%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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For an added layer of richness, sear the chuck roast in a hot pan before placing it in the slow cooker. This quick step caramelizes the meat's surface, enhancing the depth of flavor and creating a beautiful crust. It's a small extra effort that pays off big in taste, elevating your Mississippi Pot Roast to new heights. Give it a try, and savor the difference that a sear can make in transforming this already delicious dish into a culinary masterpiece!

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