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Mississippi pot roast is a slow cooker favorite. Here's how to make it

November 24th, 2020

Have you ever heard of Mississippi pot roast? This southern take on the classic pot roast is something that you definitely have to try. Searches for the recipe have been exploding recently and there’s a reason for that:

Mississippi pot roast is both easy to prepare and absolutely delicious.

Just have a look a the Slowcooking Subreddit if you don’t believe us. They’ve been sharing pictures of tasty roasts non-stop and it’s starting to make us hungry.

Am I the only one who likes to use an entire 16oz jar of sliced pepperoncinis on their Mississippi pot roast? It makes the gravy even better in my opinion. from r/slowcooking

Luckily, as long as you can get your hands on the five simple ingredients required, whipping up a batch isn’t hard to do.

We’ve included a popular Mississippi pot roast recipe from Southern Living at the bottom of the page that you can try out for yourself at home.

Trying the Mississippi pot roast after seeing everyone post about it from r/slowcooking

It’s ridiculously simple to make.

Many of us are used to complicated recipes involving dozens of steps and fancy terminology. However, Mississippi pot roast isn’t anything like that. Basically, you just throw everything in the slow cooker and let it run for the afternoon. By suppertime, it will be ready to enjoy.

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You’ll need a roast, butter, au jus gravy mix, ranch dressing mix, and pepperoncini peppers.

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Select whatever packet of au jus gravy mix that you can find. For the ranch dressing mix, one popular brand is Hidden Valley. You want to make sure to use the dry powder kind of mix too, not actual dressing. We want to be clear about that.

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Every family does it slightly differently too.

Apparently, Mississippi pot roast first came into existence when a resident from Ripley, Mississippi named Robin Chapman added it to her church’s cookbook. This was back in the 1990s.

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Ever since then, the recipe has evolved and been adapted by thousands of different families. It’s been adjusted to work with whatever cut of meat you have on hand and whatever seasonings you would like. However, the five basic ingredients have never changed.

Leftover Mississippi Pot Roast and potato “nachos” from r/slowcooking

Once you gather everything, just toss it all in the slow cooker and set it to cook on low heat.

It will likely take around 8 to 10 hours of cooking to get the roast to the perfect level of tenderness. The smells will fill up your home as you pass the time, but after a long day of patiently waiting, it will be ready to enjoy.

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Maybe you can even post a picture of your Mississippi pot roast on Reddit when you’re done too. It seems like that’s what everyone else we know has been doing lately. Why not join in on all of the fun?

Scroll down to see the full Mississippi pot roast recipe ingredients and instructions.

Love me a good Mississippi pot roast ! from r/BBQ

Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe


  • 4-pound beef roast, any cut
  • 1 Stick of butter
  • Au jus gravy mix packet
  • Ranch dressing mix packet
  • Pepperoncini peppers as desired


1. Choose any beef roast whether that means chuck, rump, or sirloin tip.

2. Sear the outside of it beforehand in a pan if you want, or don’t. It doesn’t matter very much.

3. Put all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it go on low-heat until it’s tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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It really is that simple. Mississippi pot roast is one of the easiest dishes out there to make, yet it’s also one that you’ll be returning to often. With a slow cooker, preparing delicious dinners for your family can be done in no time.

Once you try it out for yourself, there is no going back. Mississippi pot roast will likely become a weekly staple for you, just like it has for so many other families throughout history.

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Last night’s Mississippi Pot Roast, cheesy mashed potatoes and oven roasted veggies from r/slowcooking

Sources: Southern Living, TODAY