Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast is one of the easiest, most flavor pot roast recipes you’ll ever make. Made with only a handful of ingredients, it’s a tender, melt-in-your-mouth pot roast that the entire family will love.
This recipe for Mississippi Pot Roast only recently fell into my hands. Honestly, until a few months ago I had never heard of any Mississippi Pot Roast recipe. I’ve made my fair share of pot roasts, including my new favorite Instant Pot Roast, but had no idea what Mississippi Pot Roast was.
So, what is Mississippi Pot Roast?
This Mississippi Pot Roast in a slow cooker is similar to other pot roasts you may have made, like this Instant Pot Roast with the addition of ranch dressing mix and pepperoncinis.
I’m not from the South so I’m not sure why people in Mississippi are such big fans of ranch dressing mix and pepperoncinis but I love it. (If you missed it, I recently shared a Mississippi Ranch Chicken that uses those very same ingredients!)
I’m actually not a big fan of pepperoncinis (or most peppers in most recipes, honestly) but the other flavors in this slow cooker Mississippi Pot Roast add balance so that it’s not spicy but rather just flavorful. The ranch really mellows out the flavor to keep this a kid-friendly dinner.
Making Mississippi Pot Roast in slow cooker is so easy. However, there is one secret step you may not think of – searing the chuck roast before adding it to the slow cooker. This is a step I think many skip for simplicity’s sake but I think it’s vital to making the very best Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast. Once the chuck roast is melting in your mouth, you’ll be grateful you took the extra few moments to sear it.
There are three main ingredients that add flavor in this recipe for Mississippi Pot Roast – ranch dressing mix, onion soup mix, and pepperoncinis. You may think that those three are an unusual combination but I promise you they taste amazing together. Using the two mixes keeps the preparation simple and easy, which is the name of the game in my kitchen.
Beyond searing the chuck roast in the beginning, this Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe is pretty hands-off. Just season the chuck roast, add to the slow cooker with the additional ingredients and let cook on low for 8 hours. This is a great recipe to prepare in the morning before work or, if you’re a busy mom, in the morning while the kids are eating breakfast for an easy dinner that night. I love these “fix it and forget it” slow cooker recipes for nights that are busy with activities and I really have no time to cook.
I typically serve this Mississippi Pot Roast recipe over mashed potatoes with broccoli or another vegetable but I’ve heard it’s also good on sandwiches or over rice.
If you are a fan of pot roast, you absolutely have to try this recipe for Mississippi Pot Roast. It will rock your world!
HOW TO MAKE SlOW COOKER MISSISSIPPI POT ROAST:
To make this Mississippi Pot Roast recipe, first sear the chuck roast in a pan. Season with salt and pepper.
Add chuck roast to the slow cooker and add seasoning mixes and pepperoncinis, and butter.
Cook on LOW for 8 hours.
Serve over potatoes or rice with vegetables.
Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast
Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast is one of the easiest, most flavor pot roast recipes you'll ever make. Made with only a handful of ingredients, it's a tender, melt-in-your-mouth pot roast that the entire family will love.
- 3 lbs. chuck roast
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 package ranch dressing mix
- 1 package onion soup mix
- 1 stick butter
- 6-8 pepperoncini
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat and sear the chuck roast.
Season with salt and pepper and add to a slow cooker, along with ranch dressing mix and onion soup mix.
Add butter and pepperoncinis to the slow cooker and cover.
Cook on LOW for 8 hours and shred chuck roast.
- 470 Calories