Mississippi Pot Roast

Mississippi Pot Roast

Background and History:

Mississippi Pot Roast is a beloved American comfort dish that’s gained widespread popularity in recent years. This dish is known for its simplicity and irresistibly rich flavors. It was originally created by a woman named Robin Chapman, who combined a few basic ingredients to create a tender, savory, and slightly tangy pot roast. It quickly became a viral sensation and a staple in many households.

Serves: 6-8


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 6-8 hours (slow cooker)


  • 3-4 pounds chuck roast
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 1 packet au jus gravy mix
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 5-6 pepperoncini peppers
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Season the chuck roast with salt and black pepper.
  2. Place the roast in a slow cooker.
  3. Sprinkle the ranch dressing mix and au jus gravy mix over the roast.
  4. Place the stick of butter on top of the roast.
  5. Add the pepperoncini peppers around the roast.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the meat is fork-tender.
  7. Shred the roast in the slow cooker using two forks, allowing it to soak up the flavorful juices.
  8. Serve the Mississippi Pot Roast with the rich gravy over mashed potatoes, rice, or your favorite sides.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: Approximately 350-450 per serving
  • Protein: Around 30-40g
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 2-5g
  • Fat: About 25-35g


  • You can adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or fewer pepperoncini peppers.
  • This dish is incredibly versatile and can be served in various ways.
  • It’s known for its succulent, tender texture and savory, slightly tangy flavor.

Allergy Warning:

  • Be aware of potential allergens in the ingredients, and take into consideration specific dietary requirements.

Mississippi Pot Roast is a delicious and simple slow-cooked dish that has taken the culinary world by storm. The combination of chuck roast, ranch dressing mix, au jus gravy mix, butter, and tangy pepperoncini peppers creates an unforgettable, flavorful pot roast that’s perfect for family dinners and gatherings.

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