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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.