Mississippi Roast (Slow Cooker Pepperoncini Pot Roast)

Mississippi Roast (Slow Cooker Pepperoncini Pot Roast)

Background and History

Mississippi Roast, also known as Slow Cooker Pepperoncini Pot Roast, is a beloved Southern dish that gained widespread popularity after a recipe by Robin Chapman went viral in 2016. Originating from Mississippi, this flavorful pot roast is characterized by its tangy and slightly spicy flavor profile, thanks to the addition of pepperoncini peppers and ranch seasoning.


1 (3-4 pound) chuck roast

1 packet (1 ounce) ranch seasoning mix

1 packet (1 ounce) au jus gravy mix

1/2 cup unsalted butter

8-10 pepperoncini peppers

Optional: mashed potatoes or crusty bread, for serving

Useful Facts

The combination of ranch seasoning and au jus gravy mix creates a rich and savory broth that infuses the roast with flavor as it cooks.

Pepperoncini peppers add a tangy and slightly spicy kick to the dish, but you can adjust the amount to suit your taste preferences.

Leftover Mississippi Roast can be used to make delicious sandwiches or repurposed into tacos or wraps.


Place the chuck roast in the slow cooker insert.

Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix and au jus gravy mix evenly over the roast.

Add the unsalted butter and pepperoncini peppers on top of the roast.

Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours, or until the roast is tender and easily shreds with a fork.

Once done, shred the roast using two forks and mix it with the flavorful juices in the slow cooker.

Serve the Mississippi Roast hot, accompanied by mashed potatoes or crusty bread to soak up the delicious gravy.



Preparation Time

5 minutes

Cooking Time

8-10 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 450

Total Fat: 32g

Saturated Fat: 15g

Cholesterol: 150mg

Sodium: 950mg

Total Carbohydrates: 4g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Sugars: 1g

Protein: 35g


For a thicker gravy, you can mix a tablespoon of cornstarch with water and stir it into the cooking liquid during the last hour of cooking.

Feel free to add carrots, potatoes, or onions to the slow cooker for a complete meal.

Adjust the spiciness of the dish by adding more or fewer pepperoncini peppers according to your preference.

Allergy Warning

This recipe contains dairy (butter) and may contain traces of gluten depending on the brand of ranch seasoning and au jus gravy mix used. Check for any specific allergies before consuming.