Best Crock Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

Crock Pot Mississippi Pot Roast is a tender and flavorful roast made with just a handful of ingredients. It takes just 10 minutes to prep and slow cooks all day in your crock pot!

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I love, love, love using my slow cooker all year long. But there is something about the cool Fall weather that makes me want to dig in deep and use it All The Time. Mississippi pot roast is one of those recipes that you will make again and again because it is incredibly easy, tastes great, and makes enough for leftovers (depending on the size of your family).

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Mississippi Pot Roast in the Crock Pot

The peppers

Mississippi pot roast is made with a tasty combination of seasonings, butter, and pepperoncini peppers. I use 4 peppers in this recipe, but you can absolutely add more if you love them. Some people use an entire jar. So, play around with it and make the recipe your own. 

The cook time

The recipe calls for cooking the roast on low for 8-10 hours. However, you can cook your roast on high for 4 hours if you need it done more quickly. You can also leave it in your crock pot for longer if your pot has an automatic switch to keep warm after it cooks. 

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Browning the chuck roast

When browning the roast, I don’t recommend using olive oil as it tends to burn on high heat. Instead, I recommend using vegetable oil or avocado oil.

Next, you will know your meat is browned when it moves easily in the pan. If it feels like it’s sticking, let it brown for a little while longer. It should only take 30-60 seconds to brown on each side when using a hot pan.

Try not to move the meat around when letting it brown. Instead, heat the pan and oil, stick the meat in the pan, and resist the urge to touch it until the underside is nicely browned.

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What to serve with Mississippi Pot Roast?

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Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Crock Pot Mississippi Pot Roast is a tender and flavorful roast made with just a handful of ingredients. It takes just 10 minutes to prep and slow cooks all day in your crock pot!


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 pound chuck roast
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet au ju gravy
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet ranch seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 peperoncìnì peppers


    A large platter with a raw chuck roast, seasonings packets, butter, and pepperoncini peppers.

    1. Heat a large skìllet over hìgh heat.
    2. Add oil to skillet and turn pan to evenly coat the inside of the skillet.
    3. Season chuck roast with salt and pepper.
    4. Place roast inside heated skillet and let brown, approximatley 30 seconds per side.
    5. Transfer roast to crock pot.
    6. Sprinkle au ju and ranch seasonings on top of the roast.A crockpot filled with a chuck roast and topped with seasonings.
    7. Top the roast with butter and pepperonicinis. A chuck roast topped with pepperoncinis and butter.
    8. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
    9. Shred roast with two forks and serve.Mississippi pot roast shredded up inside a crockpot.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1/6 roast
Amount Per Serving Calories 835Total Fat 57gSaturated Fat 24gTrans Fat 3gUnsaturated Fat 29gCholesterol 272mgSodium 1387mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 76g

Nutrition information is an estimate.

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