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I don’t know why this is called Mississippi Roast but if I could, I would totally change the name of this roast to be “the best roast you’ve ever had in your entire life.” Whatever the name, you just need to make this ASAP! Six simple ingredients, zero effort, 100% dinner & leftover satisfaction!

This Mississippi Roast involves a slow cooker, five simple ingredients, zero effort, 100% dinner & leftover satisfaction!

This Mississippi roast is one of our favorite meals to put together during the week when we have run out of ideas and/or just want a bunch of leftovers so we don’t have to worry about the dreaded, “what’s for dinner?” every night.

You literally just throw in a roast in the slow cooker and pour some ingredients on top and literally set it and forget it.

Some days, I’m at work and forget that I actually have a meal waiting for us at home until I walk through the mudroom and the smell hits me.

It’s intoxicating!

This Mississippi Roast involves a slow cooker, five simple ingredients, zero effort, 100% dinner & leftover satisfaction!

Why Mississippi Roast should be on your dinner table!

So let’s talk about this Mississippi Roast. First, every time I type “Mississippi,” I have to say it out loud…like when you do when you’re a child and you say it like “M-i-ss-i-ss-i-pp-i” – did you just say that out loud? ;)

Second, this makes for the easiest dinner and leftovers, ever.

It’s so flavorful and I LOVED building a sandwich with this and eating it for lunch at work. I felt like everyone that walked by my office was so jealous from the smell.

Seriously, this roast is in-your-face delish. The flavors are incredible, albeit a tad bit salty so you might want to watch out for that or have bread on the side.

Who would’ve thought that four pantry item ingredients would yield such an amazing roast?

It’s got so much flavor and on the days I’m home, I could not stop hovering over the slow cooker waiting for it to be done.

A six ingredient roast is seriously a weeknight lifesaver!

This Mississippi Roast involves a slow cooker, five simple ingredients, zero effort, 100% dinner & leftover satisfaction!

Can you make Mississippi Roast without the pepperoncini’s? I don’t like spicy.

Yes, definitely. But I will say, the pepperoncini’s aren’t spicy. Or at least to me they aren’t spicy. They’re more of a vinegary flavor to cut some of the fat and saltiness of this roast.

But again, you definitely don’t have to add them but I highly recommend!

Can you make Mississippi Roast in the oven?

So, I personally haven’t done this before but with my knowledge of cooking, I feel that yes, you can make Mississippi Roast in the oven. The slow cooker kind of is like an oven on low heat.

I would put the roast into a Dutch oven and look it on 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 6 hours and then from there if it’s shreddable or not.

Can you cook Mississippi Roast on high?

I get this question a lot and I get that people are sometimes low on time.

You can cook it on high for 4-6 hours.

This Mississippi Roast involves a slow cooker, five simple ingredients, zero effort, 100% dinner & leftover satisfaction!

Can you freeze Mississippi Roast?

I haven’t tried freezing this before. I honestly believe it would be just fine because it’s just like freezing cooked meat and this is a pretty fool-proof dish.

I would maybe defrost it and then put it back into a Dutch oven to simmer and heat through.

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This Mississippi Roast involves a slow cooker, five simple ingredients, zero effort, 100% dinner & leftover satisfaction!
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Mississippi Roast

Six simple ingredients, zero effort, 100% dinner & leftover satisfaction! Mississippi roast will be your new family favorite!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 8 hrs
Total Time: 8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Main Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 -10

Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.

Calories: 127kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 3- pound chuck roast
  • 1- ounce packet of dry ranch seasoning mix
  • 1- ounce packet of dry au jus gravy mix
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 5-6 pepperoncini

Instructions

  • Add 1/4 cup of water into the insert of your slow cooker then place the chuck roast on top.
  • Sprinkle the dry ranch seasoning mix on top of the chuck roast, then sprinkle the dry au jus mix on top, then place 6 tbsp. of butter on top of the roast, and finally 5-6 pepperoncini around the roast.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Shred and serve with gravy.

Notes

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You can serve this with a side of mashed potatoes and vegetables, or serve it on top of white/brown rice, or make a sandwich out of it. The gravy can get pretty salty by itself so I'd go light on the salt for the side dishes that you're serving with this roast.
Yes, if you want to add vegetables to the slow cooker to cook along with the roast, you can certainly do so. I would add it in 2-3 hours before the roast is done. Potatoes, carrots, celery, whatever you like!
Nutrition Facts
Mississippi Roast
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
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Recipe Rating




Jordan

Sunday 17th of January 2021

Oh man -- I SO wanted to love this (it smelled amazing all day) but it's really REALLY salty! I want to try it again but perhaps cut in half the au jus and ranch packets. Otherwise it's a total sodium bomb.

Kimmiej0

Sunday 17th of January 2021

We love this recipe and have been using it for a while. I just realized I forgot to defrost the roast, do you think I could still get the same results starting from frozen???

Julie Chiou

Monday 18th of January 2021

you would but it would take slightly longer to cook!

Cheryl

Thursday 17th of December 2020

My family loves this, but I have made some changes to the recipe. I only use 1 tablespoon of gravy mix, 1 tablespoon of ranch dressing mix, 1/2 stick of butter, and some of the juice from the jar. In addition, after the roast has cooked, I remove the peppers (take off the stems), finely chop up in the food processor, and add back to the sauce.

Joey Westlake

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

Add this yesterday. Best roast we have ever tasted. My hubby is a hunter so l used a venison roast. I omitted the water and used small tick of butter. Also realized my peppers were slices not whole. It about a tablespoon or so. So tasty.

Jarrott B

Sunday 15th of November 2020

I absolutely love this recipe. I’m the cook at home for our family of four and I’m always looking for new slow cooker recipes due to our hectic schedule. This is hands down my favourite I’ve tried so far and has become a staple in our home. For extra depth to the flavours I brown the meat, add a whole onion cut in half, mix the packets into a 1/4 cup of the pepperoncini brine before dropping the roast in and brush the entire roast with melted butter. These steps really help amplify an already great recipe.