Move over Mississippi Pot Roast there’s a new roast in town! This Crock Pot Dill Pickle Roast is an easy 4 ingredient roast. This Dill Pickle Roast is filled with the flavors of ranch, gravy and of course PICKLES. The best part is that it is just as easy as the iconic Mississippi Pot Roast. All you do is pour everything in and cook for 8 hours!
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I saw this delicious recipe on The Magical Slow Cooker and knew I had to try it and make it gluten free. Her recipes are amazing and I love following her for delicious Crock Pot recipes, you should too!
This secret ingredient of pickles adds the perfect balance of tangy to the rich flavors of gravy. The ranch adds all the seasonings so you can just salt and pepper to taste at the end. It doesn’t get much easier than that! The pickle juice helps to tenderize the meat making it so you don’t even need a knife.
Many people are turned off from the Mississippi Pot Roast because of the pepperoncinis used in the recipe. This pot roast recipe is perfect because it adds the similar vinegar balance to the recipe with no heat at all. Repeat…There is no spicy flavor to this recipe. Plus, the pickle flavor doesn’t come through as strong as you might imagine. It adds just the right amount to the recipe!
GLUTEN FREE POT ROAST
This recipe is gluten free. I make everything gluten free in our house because my husband has celiac disease, which is when you are allergic to gluten. Most of the Gravy Packets that are typically used in this recipe are made with wheat flour. Making this roast gluten free is an easy switch! You just use a gluten free gravy packet. I use the Gluten Free Pioneer Gravy packets for all my recipes.
MAKING IT LESS SALTY
Another common complaint about the Mississippi is that it is too salty. Since this roast also has a gravy packet and ranch packet (plus pickles) it can get salty as well. If you prefer less salt I recommend making your own Ranch Packet. The Ranch Packet does have lots of sodium in it and a quick fix is to make on your own ranch. Here’s the link to making your own ranch Homemade Ranch Packet.
If you are following a low carb diet you can eat this with cauliflower mashed potatoes. This keeps the whole meal low carb. There are carbs in the gravy packet so it’s not Keto but still makes a pretty low carb meal.
BEST TYPE OF MEAT TO USE FOR POT ROAST
Chuck Roast or Blade Roast is always the best type of meat to use when making a pot roast. Basically find a label that has roast in the name and use that. A chuck roast is made to cook low and slow which makes it the perfect meat for this recipe. When it cooks on a low temperature it is braising the meat and breaking down the tough meat into tender meat. Do not use a round roast for long cooking times.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH CROCK POT DILL PICKLE POT ROAST
I can’t ever serve a roast without mashed potatoes. I usually have my other Crock Pot cooking these Garlic Mashed Potatoes making dinner easy. You can also buy these Bob Evan’s potatoes that you just microwave which is super easy too!
Another delicious side dish with any roast is carrots. If you want you could even add the to the Crock Pot and have them cook with the roast. Just make sure they are cut big so they don’t get too mushy by the end of cooking.
HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT DILL PICKLE POT ROAST
Step 1. Place roast into Crock Pot.
Step. 2. Sprinkle brown gravy packet, ranch packet and 1/2 cup pickle juice on top of roast.
Step 3. Add entire jar of pickles to Crock Pot.
Step 4. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
MORE CROCK POT ROAST RECIPES
Crock Pot Dill Pickle Roast
- 5 pounds chuck roast
- 1 packet ranch seasoning
- 1 packet gluten free gravy mix
- 15 oz jar of mini dill pickles
- Place roast into Crock Pot.
- Sprinkle brown gravy packet, ranch packet, and 1/2 cup pickle juice on top of roast.
- Add entire jar of pickles to Crock Pot.
- Cook on low for 8-10 hours.