Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast

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You’ve never had pot roast like this! Melt in your mouth, fork tender Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot roast that simmers all day is the ultimate comfort food.

Roast beef is one of my favorite dinners. Although I’ll take a simple fork tender roast beef dinner any day of the week, I also like making fun variations. Have you tried our Swedish pot roast? That gravy is so delicious!

bowl of misissippi pot roast with a spoon in it

I had to jump on the Mississippi pot roast train and try the roast that everyone talks about. And guess what? It’s amazing as they say.

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • only 6 ingredients
  • customizable
  • fix and forget
  • fork tender and crazy flavorful!
  • endless possiblities for serving

What is Mississippi Pot Roast?

Mississippi pot roast might just be the most popular roast of the internet. It’s only about 30 years old, created in Mississippi in the 1990’s (source) by a mom who wanted to make a family pot roast recipe a little less spicy for her children. It because a favorite with their family and later was published in a cookbook.

It is only 6 ingredients: roast, beef stock, ranch seasoning, onion soup mix, butter and pepperoncini. This makes it super easy for weeknight dinners, but also delicious enough for holiday dinners or celebrations.

What cut of beef is best for Mississippi Pot Roast?

A boneless chuck eye roast (or just chuck roast) is perfect for pot roast. It is a marbled cut which makes the roast tender, juicy and perfectly shreddable once you’ve slow cooked it.

Another option is bottom round roast. This cut of meat is a little leaner, but because you are adding in butter to cook with the beef, you won’t sacrifice the flavor.

How to Make Mississippi Pot Roast

Sear the roast.

Is this necessary? Yes! Although it may seem unnecessary, this step seals in the flavor of that beef and enhances the flavor. Just do it.

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Sear the chuck eye roast on both sides to brown.
  • Remove the roast and place it in a slow cooker.
beef chuck roast seared in a pan

Add to the slow cooker.

  • Add 1 cup of beef broth, onion soup mix and ranch seasoning over the roast.
  • Add the cubed butter on top of the roast. This may seem strange but it is what makes the beef melt in your mouth.
  • Place the pepperoncini around the roast.
uncooked misississippi pot roast in a slow cooker

Cook all day.

If you slow cook a roast all day, it helps get it fork tender. Plan for at least 8 hours on low. If you choose to cook on high, allow for at least 6-7 hours.

Note…if you use a different cut of meat it may take longer to become fork tender.

slow cooked mississippi pot roast with peppers

Variations to this Recipe

  • add potatoes and carrots
  • make it spicier by adding jalapenos
  • use a pork roast instead of beef roast
  • substitute banana peppers for the pepperoncini
  • add mushrooms and onions

What do you serve with Mississippi Pot Roast?

We usually do traditional potatoes and veggies when we fix this pot roast. Here are a few of our favorite sides:

Have leftover mississippi pot roast? Serve it on tacos, over baked potatoes, on sandwich buns with a slice of provolone or in vegetable soup.

pot roast in bowl with pepperocinis
pot roast in bowl with pepperocinis

EASY Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast

4.75 from 4 votes
You've never had pot roast like this! Melt in your mouth, fork tender Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot roast.
Servings 9
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours

Ingredients
 

  • 3.5 pounds chuck eye roast (trimmed)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1.25 ounces onion soup mix
  • 1 ounce ranch sesasoning mix
  • 1/4 cup salted butter (cubed)
  • 8 pepperoncini peppers

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Sear the chuck eye roast on both sides to brown.
  • Remove the roast and place it in a slow cooker.
  • Add 1 cup of beef broth, onion soup mix and ranch seasoning over the roast.
  • Add the cubed butter on top of the roast.
  • Place the pepperoncini around the roast.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or on high for about 6-7 hours.
  • Shred with a fork and serve.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 9, with 1 serving being 1/9 of the beef. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 3306mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 188IU | Vitamin C: 87mg | Calcium: 504mg | Iron: 4mg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 296
Keyword comfort food, picnic

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Marijana Lochrie
1 year ago

Thanks for all your wonderful recipes!!!

Trish
11 months ago

5 stars
So delicious, and perfect around the holidays, to start the slow cooker, spend the day wrapping presents and dinner is all set.

Callie Albertus
7 months ago

5 stars
This recipe is so simple and so good. My new favorite way to cook a roast and super easy. Thank you for sharing!