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Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast & Video

This is the easiest, most delicious Beef Pot Roast that you make in your crockpot with only 7 ingredients that are needed to make this incredible roast! 

If you are looking for more crockpot recipes, you may like our Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken, and Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Roast.

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I just want to put this out there… this happens to be the best beef roast that I have ever tasted. There I said it. Let me know what you think. Make sure to check out the hundreds of reviews.

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My family said it was the best roast that they have ever had and asked me to make it again for a dinner party that weekend. Everyone just raved about it and asked me for the recipe. They were shocked when I told them what I used for the recipe. It’s just too simple not to make!

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Do I need to use a whole stick of butter?

Don’t be scared about the stick of butter, this roast makes its own amazing gravy, so serve it over your favorite mashed potatoes. With just a few simple ingredients, you will find it to be so easy and mouthwatering.

 

5 ingredients roast, butter, pepperoncinis, ranch mix, au jus gravy,  Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast

This is what you need to make this yummy roast: 3-pound chuck roast, Olive oil, 1 packet Ranch Dressing Mix, 1 packet Au Jus mix, pepperoncini peppers, and butter.

HOW DO YOU MAKE A MISSISSIPPI POT ROAST?

This style of the recipe is one of my favorites because it’s so easy. Seriously doesn’t get any easier than this friends!! Just set it and forget it for an incredible roast dinner. This is what you need to do:

  • Place the chuck roast in the bottom of your crockpot. ( I browned mine first, but if you are short of time, just skip that step)
  • Sprinkle the ranch and au jus mixes over the top of the roast.
  • Add the stick of butter and pepperoncini peppers.
  • Place the lid on top and cook over low heat for 8 hours or more.

 

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In a hot skillet, add olive oil.

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Season the beef roast with pepper and sear in a hot skillet for a couple of minutes. NOTE: Readers have asked if it is important to sear the roast first before placing it in a slow cooker. It isn’t necessary, but if you have a couple of extra minutes, I think it adds a lot more flavor to the roast.

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Turn the roast over after a couple of minutes. Sear the other side. Look at how brown and delicious that sear is, it really adds to the flavor.

Take out 8 peppers from the jar. Place them in the slow cooker. These peppers are not spicy, but they add a lot of flavors.

Try this easy roast recipe with ranch mix and Au Jus mix today!

How could something so easy be so packed with flavor? Why would a roast recipe with ranch mix and Au Jus mix taste good? Do those even go together?

Well,  I’m here to tell you it is good. Really, really, melt in your mouth good.

Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast will become a regular meal in your family’s rotation! They’ll be asking for it again and again!

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In a slow cooker, add the beef roast, the dry mixes, peppers, and butter. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours. Do Not Open Lid. Promise! It will be so delicious. See what I mean?! The smell is amazing!

How to make A Mississippi Pot Roast:

This pot roast can be prepared in the oven, in the Crock-Pot, or in a pressure cooker? Instant Pot. Whatever method you may choose, the process is about the same. First, here’s what you’ll need:

INGREDIENTS FOR MISSISSIPPI POT ROAST:

  • A 3-4 lb. boneless chuck roast
  • An envelope of au jus gravy mix
  • An envelope of dry ranch seasoning and salad dressing mix
  • Pepperoncini peppers
  • A stick of butter

Do I need to use a whole stick of butter?

Don’t be scared about the stick of butter, this roast makes its own amazing gravy, so serve it over your favorite mashed potatoes. With just a few simple ingredients, you will find it to be so easy and mouthwatering.

 
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Just use two forks to shred the beef, remove the fat and serve!

What is the difference between a crockpot and a slow cooker?

There is just a minor difference between the slow cooker and the crockpot. The pot of the slow cooker usually sits on a base that is the heating element on the bottom, while Crockpots have their pots inside of a container (or a crock) and gets heating from all sides. Therefore, slow cookers heat up slower than crockpots, with the heat level higher on the bottom of the pot.

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What is a slow cooker and how does it work?

Slow cooking is very similar to a stovetop or a dutch oven. In a slow cooker, the heat begins at the base of the slow cooker and works its way up the sides, then into the food. The steam generated from the heat creates a vacuum seal with the lid. Low and consistent temperatures help to retain moisture during cooking. Do not open the lid until finished cooking.

Can you cook raw meat in a slow cooker?

Yes, raw beef can be cooked in a slow cooker. This slow cooker Mississippi Pot Roast has a step for browning the beef before it goes into the slow cooker. While this step isn’t necessary, caramelizing the meat creates richer, bolder flavors.

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Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast & Video
Yield: 6 servings

Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast & Video

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

The best tender and flavorful slow cooker roast ever!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat up a large non-stick pan on high.
  2. Add oil to hot skillet.
  3. You want it really hot here to brown or "sear" the beef quickly.
  4. Take a paper towel and make sure you dry both sides of the pot roast.
  5. Season with a little bit of pepper.
  6. Once the skillet is nice and hot, add the roast.
  7. Allow the roast to cook for about 2-3 minutes until it is golden brown.
  8. Using tongs, flip the meat over and sear the other side of the roast for another 2-3 minutes.
  9. Transfer meat to slow cooker.
  10. Sprinkle packets of dry ranch dressing and Au Jus over pot roast.
  11. Top with a stick of butter then place peppers on and around roast.
  12. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  13. Take two forks and start shredding the meat.
  14. Discard any big fatty pieces.
  15. Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.

Notes

Don’t be scared about the stick of butter. this roast makes its own amazing gravy, so serve it over my favorite mashed potatoes. With just a few simple ingredients, you will find it to be so easy and mouthwatering and the best pot roast ever!

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 377Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gCholesterol 80mgSodium 510mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 30g

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Thomas David HIGGINBOTHAM

Wednesday 16th of February 2022

OMG, best Pot roast I ever had ! I added some sweet onion,red onion,jalapeno and cilantra that had had left over from Nachos a few days prior,also cut up 2 celery stalks. while cooking I also added little water,red wine and some beef brooth about 1/4 - 1/2 cup of each for more sopping juice.Added about 5 potatoes cut up and a bag of baby carrots. Cooked 4 hours on high and heated up a loaf of French Baguette for sopping up the gravy. Already want to make it again for my 4 brothers, Thanks Again for the recipe. Tom

Monica Pickering

Monday 24th of January 2022

Can I substitute a vegan butter for regular butter? I have a new member in my house that can’t have dairy. Btw, I love this recipe but don’t want to mess it up because of the butter thing

Nettie

Monday 24th of January 2022

It should be okay, I haven't tried it yet, make sure to let me know how it comes out. I would check the packets to make sure that they are dairy-free as well.

Good luck!

Nettie

Patrick Moore

Friday 13th of August 2021

I loved this recipe, and of course, because we love to do things differently......... this time we used the meat to make Burritos!

Danielle

Wednesday 11th of August 2021

I have made this several times and it has become a staple in my house. Thanks so much for sharing. Who knew so much flavor could come out of such simple ingredients. I made this for my family gathering and you could hear a pin drop. Everyone loved it! I’ll be making this tonight. Thanks again and God bless ❤️

Dorothy Rosas

Wednesday 21st of July 2021

If you don't have aujus mix what can you use instead

Nettie

Thursday 22nd of July 2021

Some readers have suggested Lipton Soup Mix if you are in the states.

Nettie

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