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Crock Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

Probably the most popular pot roast recipe around it the Mississippi Pot Roast. It is the quintessential “Dump and Start” Crock Pot recipe. With so much amazing flavor, this Crock Pot Mississippi Pot Roast is a family favorite.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword slow cooker mississippi pot roast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 - 8
Calories 584 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 3-6 lb Chuck Roast
  • 1/2-1 cup Pepperoncini Juice (from the jar)
  • 1 (1 oz) Packet of Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 (1 oz) Packet of Au Jus (or brown gravy mix)
  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • 9 Pepperoncinis (from jarred)


  1. Place the chuck roast in the crock pot.

  2. Pour the pepperoncini juice from the jar over the roast.

  3. Sprinkle the Ranch powder over the roast.

  4. Sprinkle the Au Jus powder over the roast.

  5. Place the stick of butter on top of the roast.

  6. Scatter the pepperoncinis over the roast.

  7. Place the lid on the crock pot and set to Low for 8-9 hours, or High for 4-6 hours Cook time will depend on how big the roast is. I often cut larger roasts in half for more even cooking.

  8. When the roast is done it will be so tender it will want to fall apart. At that point you can turn off the crock pot.

  9. I like to use a turkey baster to remove the drippings to a fat separator, then shred the meat using two forks.

  10. Then pour back in as much of the drippings as you like. That juice has a lot of flavor, so don't be shy with it. You could also make a gravy with it.

  11. Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, or even noodles/zoodles.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from original recipe by Robin Chapman