Mississippi Pot Roast

A Crock Pot Mississippi Pot Roast is a perfect comfort food meal.  Rich beef flavor with a hint of spice that makes it ideal for family dinners is going to wow your tastebuds.  This classic Sunday dinner recipe is now a family favorite. 

The Finished Mississippi roast in Crockpot comes out tender and easy to pull apart.

Crock Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

You may look at the ingredients and ask yourself how that combination can taste good.  It is surprising, but it is delicious and oh so easy to make! 

My family has fallen in love with this simple pot roast recipe because it is so juicy, tender, and flavorful (don’t skip the diy ranch dressing mix)

It’s great by iteself, but it can also be great on sandwiches, with bread, or on top of cauliflower mashed potatoes and carrots like a traditional pot roast recipe.  It’s also great with these roasted sweet potatoes with sage.

Mississippi pot roast finished and pulled apart. Added to a dish for easy serving!

Do I Have to Use Pepperoncini’s?

If you are worried about the heat or them being too spicy, pepperonchini’s come in a variety of heat levels so you can choose mild. 

However, without the juice from the peppers, the flavor will not be the same.  

If you just can’t handle the flavor, use added beef broth in place of the juice from the pepperoncini jar.

The overall flavor will lack a bit of brightness you have from the peppers, but will still be delicious. 

Remember that while the pepperoncini’s add flavor, you do not have to eat the actual peppers.  They can be eaten, but you can also remove them from the roast before serving. 

All of our ingredients needed to make a delicious Mississippi pot roast laid out and ready to be added to the Crockpot.

Can I Use Sliced Pepperoncinis in Place of Whole Peppers?

Yes! Sometimes I can only find sliced pepperoncini peppers and those will be fine to use as well. I add about 1/2 a 16 ounce jar or 8 ounces.

What Should I Serve with Mississippi Roast in Crock Pot?

A classic pot roast is typically cooked with roasted potatoes, carrots, and onions.  This can vary depending upon your preferences and of course, if you happen to be following a keto diet. 

Below are some of my favorite sides that go great with this Mississippi roast recipe. 

For keto dieters, the keto green bean casserole is a perfect side. It’s loaded with flavor and is that comfort food recipe you want alongside a roast. 

My maple glazed brussels sprouts are amazing with this meal if you aren’t worried about keto diets.  Another great option is the cheesy mushroom casserole

You can, and should, serve this recipe with anything you want to eat alongside a nice rich beef recipe.

Potatoes, rice, noodles, broccoli, green beans, cabbage, cauliflower, and carrots are some favorites, but it is great with a nice side salad as well. 

What is the Best Cut of Beef for Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe?

A classic pot roast needs a good cut of chuck roast.  In this case, a nicely marbled chuck roast is easy to find and delicious. 

If you can’t find a good chuck roast, you can use chuck steak in a pinch. These are basically the same just cut a bit different. 

You might also love this great flank steak slow cooker meal or Slow Cooked Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce as another way to add beef to your meal plan.  
Protip:  You can use this same process with a pork shoulder roast if you don’t have beef roast on hand.  The flavor is different, but equally delicious.

A horizontal view of the finished Mississippi pot roast recipe ready to be shared and enjoyed.
The Finished Mississippi roast in Crockpot comes out tender and easy to pull apart.

Crockpot Mississippi Pot Roast

Delicious tender beef made in a Crock Pot. This Mississippi pot roast will be a new family favorite meal. Serve as a sandwich or on top of cauliflower mash to keep the meal low carb. Be sure to make the homemade ranch dressing mix!
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Course: Uncategorized
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 5 -6 servings
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 1 3-4 lb chuck roast
  • ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 packet of au jus gravy mix
  • ½ jar of pepperoncini juice
  • 6-8 pepperoncini peppers
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place chuck roast, butter and pepperoncini juice into the crock pot.
  • Sprinkle over with dry ranch dressing mix and au jus gravy mix. Add in pepperoncini peppers.
  • Salt and pepper to taste and cook on low heat for about 8 hours or until roast is fork-tender.
  • Shred roast with a fork and serve.


I purchased a 16 ounce jar of pepperoncini peppers.


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Tender pot roast made in a slow cooker! This mississippi pot roast is made with simple ingredients that add tons of flavor.  #roast #beef #slowcooker #crockpot #dinneridea
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  1. Is it bad to day that I have made this 3 times already? Who knew that the pepperoncini would be so good in this!!??

  2. The au jus mix has corn syrup, corn starch, and wheat in it. That is not low carb, and it is definitely not Keto. Is there a brand that you are using that has better ingredients?

    1. Hi Leigh, the ingredients you are concerned about are minimal, but I understand those may affect your glucose levels. As a substitute you can make your own au jus mix. I’m working on a diy recipe, but it’s not perfected yet. In the meantime you could use beef stock. Hope that helps!