Mississippi Pot Roast


Mississippi pot roast is the perfect dish to make in the slow cooker with a chuck roast, gravy, and pepperoncini peppers. The tender, tangy shredded beef is delicious with mashed potatoes or piled into hoagie rolls.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 5 mins

This easy Mississippi pot roast recipe is a shortcut dinner that never fails to please everyone at your table.

Mississippi Pot Roast

What Is Mississippi Pot Roast?

Mississippi pot roast is pot roast flavored with dressing mix and cooked in the slow cooker. This method results in a wonderfully tender and juicy pot roast that's shockingly easy to make.

Mississippi Pot Roast Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make this top-rated Mississippi pot roast recipe:

· Chuck roast: This Mississippi pot roast starts with one 3-pound chuck roast. If your roast is larger or smaller, adjust the recipe.
· Pepperoncini: You'll use both the juice and the peppers from a pepperoncini jar.
· Butter: A stick of butter locks in moisture and keeps the roast from drying out.
· Packaged mixes: Use one packet of au jus gravy mix and one packet of buttermilk ranch dressing mix.
· Seasonings: Simply season the roast with salt and pepper.

Mississippi Pot Roast

How to Make Mississippi Pot Roast

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make Mississippi pot roast:

Simply combine all the ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on Low until the meat is fork-tender. That's it!

How to Serve Mississippi Pot Roast

Serve your Mississippi pot roast with gravy and mashed potatoes for a wonderfully satisfying meal. Of course, crusty bread to soak up the gravy is never a bad idea.

How to Store Mississippi Pot Roast

Allow the leftover roast to cool, then wrap it tightly in foil or place it in an airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to three days. You can freeze the leftovers for up to two months.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Absolutely flavorful," raves Susan Komorowski. "Served on toasted ciabatta rolls with havarti cheese! Amazing! Love this recipe!"

"We love it," says one Allrecipes community member. "I have made it several times and it's the most tender and flavorful roast I believe I have ever had!"

"I made it just as the recipe stated but added a little red wine," according to another Allrecipes community member. "We had it the first night with mashed potatoes and it was fabulous. The next day we had the leftovers on toasted steak rolls a la Italian beef sandwiches."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 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


  1. Combine chuck roast, pepperoncini, pepperoncini juice, butter, au jus mix, ranch dressing mix, salt, and pepper in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low until roast is fork-tender, about 8 hours.

  2. Remove chuck from slow cooker; shred with 2 forks and serve with gravy.

    Mississippi Pot Roast

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

553 Calories
46g Fat
3g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 553
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 21g 106%
Cholesterol 153mg 51%
Sodium 1053mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 467mg 10%

* 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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