I had heard of a Mississippi Pot Roast before but I never had the pleasure of actually tasting one before. Good Heavens this roast is delicious.
In the past I have always used gravy mix as a part of my chuck roast crock pot recipes. But, I had never used ranch dressing – this among a couple other ingredients make this roast absolutely fantastic! Let me tell you all about how I make this delicious dinner.
Mississippi Pot Roast Crock Pot Recipe
It’s officially fall in Iowa and I for one am loving it. I’m loving the crisp mornings, the leaves crunching underneath my toes, and of course I’m loving the delicious & hearty fall food. The roasts, the soups, the creamy side dishes, the ciders and the red wines.
Needless to say, I love everything about fall. And, that might have a bit to do with the fact that I love my crock pot. You guys, I am not lying when I say that I am a lazy cook. Lazy, lazy, lazy and I love my crock pot for that reason. The slow cooker literally does all of the work for you in this chuck roast crock pot recipe. It’s dump and go and I love that (don’t you too?!).
I had to do a quick search on where the term Mississippi Pot Roast came from – you guys, it originally made its print debut in a church cookbook. If you have a church cookbook, go get it and dig through it — the BEST recipes are in the church cookbooks! Partly because they’re timeless classics and partly because no one would submit a gross recipe right?!
The hardest part of this meal will be working on and figuring out what to serve on the side. I know it’s not hard to believe, but I almost always pair a chuck roast or brisket with mashed potatoes. My Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are my go-to side dish for these. It’s just like peanut butter and jelly. They go together perfectly. The fact that mashed potatoes are one of our son’s favorite foods makes them even easier to muster up, of course!
OK, first things first. This Mississippi pot roast slow cooker recipe uses Kerrygold Butter and I’m pretty sure that is something that you’re going to want to take special note of. The butter does matter in this roast simply for the fact that there’s only five ingredients, so their quality is pretty important. And, Kerrygold butter is so, so creamy.
From deciding the brands of ingredients, that’s about all there is to it – this is a dump and go recipe.
Here’s how you whip this delicious crock pot dinner up:
Mississippi Pot Roast Ingredients:
This is a whole new world of delicious from the get go – absolutely divine!
1 (3-4 pounds) chuck roast
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1 packet beef gravy mix
4 oz. butter
4-5 pepperoncini peppers
How to Make Mississippi Pot Roast:
Place chuck roast in the crock pot and sprinkle meat with ranch dressing mix and gravy packet. Place pads of butter on top of roast, and next add the peppers to the top of the roast.
When your roast is done you can choose to keep the peppers with the roast, or toss them. If your family likes spice, keep them – and you can even add more in the assembly process. Or, toss them after baking (but don’t leave them out altogether, they add so much flavor!)
Cook over low heat for 8 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes, noodles or rice. Enjoy!
What is Mississippi Pot Roast?
Mississippi Pot Roast, as you can likely tell is a chuck roast with all sorts of amazing flavors. They seem a little odd at first, but I can guarantee that once you whip this roast up, you’ll be impressed!
Can You Cook Mississippi Pot Roast on High?
You sure can! In the crock pot decide whether you’ll cook the roast on high for four hours or cook on low for eight hours. When I have the time I prefer to cook on low, but high will get the job done, too.
Can you Freeze Mississippi Pot Roast?
Yes! Want to prepare this to put in the crock pot at a later time? I recommend keeping all of the ingredients in their original packaging, freezing the roast. When you’re ready to prepare the roast, simply thaw the roast in the fridge, and pour in all other ingredients. The preparation for this dinner is so, so simple.
Is Mississippi Pot Roast Spicy?
Depending on how many pepperoncini peppers you use it can get spicy. But you can control the heat by adding less and/or taking the peppers out before serving.
Make this, you won’t regret it!
Mississippi Pot Roast Crock Pot Recipe
- 1 3-4 pounds chuck roast
- 1 packet ranch dressing mix
- 1 packet beef gravy mix
- 4 oz. butter
- 4-5 pepperoncini peppers
- Place chuck roast in the crock pot and sprinkle meat with ranch dressing mix and gravy packet.
- Place pads of butter on top of roast, and next add the peppers to the top of the roast.
- Cook over low heat for 8 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes, noodles or rice. Enjoy!