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This Mississippi Pot Roast Crock Pot Recipe is so simple and delicious. With only a few simple ingredients, this recipe comes together in minutes and will impress your entire family.

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Easy Mississippi Roast Recipe:

This Mississippi Roast is made with only 5 ingredients. It is delicious, full of flavor and one of the best roast you will eat. The slow cooker does all the work and the roast melt-in your mouth.

Crock Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe is the perfect roast to enjoy on Sunday evening. The fork-tender roast is always a family favorite and perfect to serve over egg noodles or mashed potatoes.

The next time you are looking for a roast recipe, make this easy Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe. The roast cooks tender, juicy and makes the best gravy.

Do you prefer the instant pot? Try making Mississippi Pot Roast Instant Pot Recipe

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Should you Sear a Pot Roast?

Honestly, it is personal preference on whether you want to sear your pot roast before adding the rest of the ingredients. Searing your meat in a skillet with a little olive oil helps bring out more flavor. However it does take an extra step and some additional time.

After searing your roast, follow the recipe as is, there is no need to adjust the cooking time.

Chuck roast, ranch dressing mix, butter, pepperoncini peppers, water


  • Chuck Roast (any kind will do)
  • Packet of ranch dressing mix
  • Stick of butter (½ cup)
  • Pepperoncini Peppers with the juice
  • Water

How to Make Mississippi Pot Roast in the Crock Pot:

  • Step 1 – Place Roast – Place your roast in the bottom of your crockpot.
  • Step 2 – Top with Ranch – Sprinkle the ranch dressing mix over the roast.
  • Step 3 – Add Butter – Place the stick of butter on top of the roast and ranch mix. Pour the pepperoncini peppers and pepperoncini juice over everything.
Placing the ingredients in the slow cooker
  • Step 4 – Pour Water – Pour your water around the roast.
  • Step 5 – Cover and Cook – Cook on low for 10 hours.
Cooked roast in the slow cooker with gravy
  • Step 6 – Serve – Shred and then serve. Two forks make shredding the meat super simple.

How to Make Gravy for Roast:

  • Step 1 – Make Cornstarch Slurry – Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch (or flour) with 1 cup of cold water. Then you need to whisk it together until it is blended completely.
  • Step 2 – Add Beef Broth – Remove 2 cups of beef broth from the crockpot. Heat to a boil in a saucepan.
  • Step 3 – Whisk in Cornstarch Mixture – Whisk in the cornstarch water mixture. Then allow it to boil (while stirring constantly) until it thickens slightly. It should take about 2 minutes.
  • Step 4 – Season – Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

What to Serve with Mississippi Pot Roast?

I told you this crockpot recipe was easy to make. Serve it with one of these side dishes. There are lots of side dishes to serve with slow cooker Mississippi Pot Roast. We have even served it with mashed cauliflower for a low-carb option.

  • Roasted Asparagus – Oven roasted parmesan asparagus is the perfect side dish that is ready in just minutes. It is so flavorful that even your kids will love it.
  • Parmesan Grilled Zucchini – Parmesan Grilled Zucchini Recipe is a must try side dish that even the kids will love. It is so simple to prepare, inexpensive and healthy. Not to mention the grill gives the zucchini such an amazing flavor.
  • Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts – If you a way to get your kids to eat Brussel Sprouts. Make them in the Air Fryer.
  • Easy Tropical Fruit Salad – This Hawaiian Fruit Salad Recipe is delicious and refreshing. It is one of those recipes that once you make it, it will become a favorite. The honey and lime give this fruit an extra burst of flavor that is amazing.
  • Try one of our 21 What to Serve with Pot Roast ideas
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Why is my Crock Pot Roast tough?

Overcooking the roast will result in the meat being tough. You also want to ensure there is enough liquid in the crock pot.

It could also mean that the roast has not cooked long enough. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the roast.

Is it better to cook a roast on high or low in a crock pot?

You can certainly opt to use the method best for you. However, I find that the meat is much more tender cooked on the low setting.

Close up image of shredded Mississippi roast on mashed potatoes

Mississippi Roast Crock Pot Recipe Tips:

  • Combining Ingredients – There is no need to sear this roast. Everything gets placed in the slow cooker for an easy weeknight meal.
  • Slow Cook – I like to cook the roast on low and do not lift the lid until end of cooking time. This allows for the roast to cook tender and juicy.

Variation Ideas:

  • Cuts of Meat – This roast recipe can be made with different cuts of meat. You can use a rump roast or any type of beef roast.
  • Brown Gravy Mix – If you prefer you can add in a brown gravy mix to make a gravy with the brown. You can also add in au jus gravy mix for the perfect way to make sandwiches.
  • Vegetables – Feel free to add in vegetables to this pot roast recipe. We recommend onion, carrots, or diced up potatoes.

How to Store Leftovers:

Shred the pot roast after cooking and place in airtight container. This roast can be used for meal prep for the week. If stored in the refrigerator properly the roast will last about 4 days.

Roast also freezes great if you have a lot leftover. Store in a freezer safe container or zip lock freezer bag. It will stay fresh for up to 3 months. You can reheat in the slow cooker, Dutch oven or microwave.

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Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe

4.97 from 86 votes
Make this Mississippi Pot roast recipe today. You will love this easy slow cooker recipe. Just 4 ingredients for this Mississippi Pot Roast crock pot recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 428


  • (1) 3-4 lb roast (any kind will do)
  • 1 packet of ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 stick of butter (½ cup)
  • 1/2 jar of Peppercinis with the juice
  • 1/2 cup water
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  • Place your roast in the bottom of your crock pot.
  • Sprinkle the ranch mix over the roast.
  • Place the stick of butter on top and pour the Peppercinis over it.
  • Pour water around the roast.
  • Cook on low for 10 hours.
  • Shred and Serve
  • How to make the pot roast gravy:
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch (or flour) with 1 cup of cold water. Whisk together until blended completely.
  • Remove 2 cups of beef broth from the crock pot. Heat to boil in a sauce pan.
  • Whisk in the cornstarch water mixture and allow it to boil (while stirring constantly) until thickens slightly. Should take about 2 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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Recipe Notes

Serve it with some green beans and our Pressure cooker Mashed Potatoes  for a complete meal.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 428kcal, Carbohydrates 2g, Protein 46g, Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 11g, Cholesterol 163mg, Sodium 426mg, Potassium 397mg, Vitamin A 380IU, Vitamin C 6.4mg, Calcium 14mg, Iron 4.1mg

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  1. Pat West says:

    Mouth-watering melt in your mouth goodness! And so easy to prepare! This is my fave.

  2. Tracy Johnson says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is a family favorite, even with my very picky 22-year-old son! I jazz it up by also adding a packet of au jus gravy mix and a packet of zesty Italian dressing mix. We love it served over mashed potatoes or on hard rolls for sandwiches. Yum!

  3. Michele L. says:

    5 stars
    This is my new ‘go to’ recipe for a good family dinner as well as for company. Very flavorful and you can serve it over mashed potatoes, rice, on a bun, or whatever new idea you can create. This is even a great tailgate sandwich. It can cook through the night, shred, and serve warm or cold on a hoagie! Mmmmm!

  4. Kim Hilton says:

    5 stars
    This is a family favorite! We love it over egg noodles.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    5 stars
    This pot roast recipe turned out great. It was not dry. I plan to make it again.

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