Crockpot Mississippi Pot Roast is the most delicious and easiest pot roast you will ever make! It’s hard to believe that a recipe with only 5 ingredients could be this good but it is!
I have made quite a few pot roasts in my life and there are always lots of ingredients and tons of steps to get a tender roast so I was skeptical when I heard of the infamous Mississippi Pot Roast with only 5 ingredients that you just pour on top..
However, Mississippi Pot Roast did not disappoint. I think the hardest part of the recipe is writing the name!! The flavor is deep, the meat is tender and everyone who had it loved it.
I can’t take credit for this recipe! The original recipe came from a woman named Robin Chapman, who is from Ripley, Mississippi. She created a chuck roast recipe from her family recipes.
Since then there have been many versions made but I went with the the brown gravy version since my recipes are gluten free. The traditional version uses an Au Jus packet which you can use if you are not gluten-free. I couldn’t find a gluten free Au Jus packet so I used the Brown Gravy packet and it turned out delicious. Also, I have a quick way to make your own Au Jus which we have done as well. (See recipe below under Food Allergies)
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What Kind of Meat is Mississippi Pot Roast?
Mississippi Pot Roast is typically made with a chuck roast. You could also use a shoulder steak. A tougher meat is used for this because it cooks all day breaking down all that tough meat with lots of fat into a tender juicy fall apart roast.
What You Need to Make Crockpot Mississippi Pot Roast?
This is the best part of making this roast is how few ingredients you need.
3- to 4-pound roast, your choice of cut
1 stick butter
1 package Brown Gravy Packet ( Pioneer Brand Gravy is Gluten Free)
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
Pepperoncini peppers, number to your liking, and a little juice
How to Make Make Mississippi Pot Roast?
The first step is optional. I always sear my meat but I have heard from several people that they skip this step. However, if you don’t have time you can skip step one.
How to Make it Less Salty
One of the complaints about the Mississippi is that it is too salty. I LOVE salt so that never a problem for me but if you prefer less salt I recommend making your own Au Jus and Ranch Packet. These two things have the most sodium in them and they are super easy to make on your own.
Here’s the link to making your own ranch. Homemade Ranch Packet.
How to Make Au Jus- Take juices from searing the meat. Add 1 cup low sodium beef broth to the pan. Cook it down onto medium high until reduced by 50%. Add to crockpot with all other ingredients.
Generously salt and pepper roast. Heat Canola Oil in Pan. Using medium high heat wait until oil just starts smoking and add meat to pan.
Sear each side of the meat for 5 minutes.
Add Roast to Crockpot
Sprinkle Ranch packet and Gravy Packet over meat.
Place a stick of butter on top of everything
Add 3-4 Pepperoncinis on and around meat. (Add more or less depending on how much heat you like)
Cook on low for 8 hours.
Shred with two forks and serve.
What to Serve with Mississippi Pot Roast?
Here are a few of the things I love to serve with this:
- Mashed potatoes
- Brussel Sprouts
Is Mississippi Pot Roast Keto?
Yes! Mississippi Pot Roast is Keto. This recipe is very low in carbs, so it will fit right in with your diet. Make sure and keep it low carb with sides like mashed cauliflower, Brussel sprouts or asparagus. No mashed potatoes allowed!
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 Au Jus or Gravy Packets that are typically used in this recipe are made with wheat flour. I use and recommend the Pioneer Gluten Free Gravy Mix. If you can’t find a gluten free packet you can easily make your own Au Jus.
How to Make Au Jus- Take juices from searing the meat. Add 1 cup beef broth to the pan. Cook it down onto medium high until reduced by 50%. Add to crockpot with all other ingredients.
If you are not gluten free feel free to use any Au Jus Packet.
Need a Slow Cooker? My favorite is this Crock Pot 6 quart Programmable Slow Cooker. I love being able to set the timer in case I’m not home when the food is finished cooking and it just switches to warm. Plus you can lock the lid and just carry it to a party. You never lose another Tupperware or serving dish again at a potluck party!
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Mississippi Pot Roast
- 3-4 pound chuck roast or your choice of cut
- Canola oil
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon pepper
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick
- 1 packet ranch seasoning
- 1 packet brown gravy mix Pioneer is gluten free
- 3-4 pepperoncini
- Heat canola oil in pan.
- Salt and pepper entire roast.
- Sear each side of the meat for 5 minutes.
- Add roast to Crockpot.
- Sprinkle ranch packet and gravy packet over meat.
- Place a stick of butter on top of everything.
- Add 3-4 pepperoncini on and around meat. (Add more or less depending on how much heat you like)
- Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4-5.
- Shred with two forks.