I've got to admit that I didn't know what a Mississippi pot roast was until recently, but my friends, this dish is a real thing. Crock-Pot Mississippi Roast is a fix it and forget it wonder, at least until the smell of the cooked beef roast calls you back for dinner. There's almost no prep time for this easy recipe, and when it's done, you've got dinner for the family (or some amazing make-ahead lunches for the week).

How to Make a Slow Cooker Mississippi Roast 

What makes this so easy is that there are five ingredients: chuck roast, a stick of butter, pepperoncini peppers, one packet ranch dressing mix, and a packet of au jus gravy mix. To prepare, just put the roast in a slow cooker, then add the butter,  pepperoncini peppers, and the juice, the dry ranch dressing and au jus mix. Cook on low heat for eight hours, or until the meat is falling apart.

When the Mississippi pot roast is done, shred the meat and serve with rice or mashed potatoes. It's a low carb recipe, too, so if you're looking for a diet-friendly main course, this Crock-Pot Mississippi Roast is a great thing to have in your dinner rotation.

Slow Cooker Mississippi Roast 

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 8 hours



  • 4 lbs beef chuck roast
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 8 pepperoncini peppers
  • 2 Tbsp pepperoncini pepper juice
  • 1 pkg ranch dressing mix
  • 1 pkg au jus gravy mix


In a slow cooker add the beef chuck roast. Top with the butter, pepperoncini peppers and their juice, ranch dressing mix, and the au jus gravy mix. Cook on LOW until tender and breaks apart easily, about 8 hours. Remove from the slow cooker and shred. Serve with rice.


Find the pepperoncini peppers in the canned aisle of your grocery store. We like to serve this with rice and the pepperoncini peppers on the side.

Perfect Pairing

Serve this Slow Cooker Mississippi Roast with a Mexican Lime Martini.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Mississippi Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 836 Calories from Fat 576
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 64g 98%
Saturated Fat 28g 140%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 26g
Cholesterol 227mg 76%
Sodium 696mg 29%
Potassium 879mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 0.01g
Protein 58g 116%
Vitamin A 5%
Calcium 5%
Iron 29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.