Crock Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

This easy Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe will quickly become your favorite Crock Pot meal! It only requires 4 ingredients and you can make an easy brown gravy at the end! Plus, Oven and Instant Pot Instructions!

Be sure to try my most popular Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing Recipe next!

Tender Crock Pot Mississippi Pot Roast with baby carrots on a white plate.

This recipe is dangerously good, I have a hard time not eating an entire serving (or two) straight out of the Crock Pot. It’s so moist, tender, and flavorful. I’ve served it over mashed potatoes and over egg noodles before- what would you serve it with? 😊

Best Cuts of Meat for Pot Roast in the Crock Pot

  • Chuck roasts
  • Rump roasts
  • Bottom rounds

Making Mississippi Pot Roast in the Oven

  • Mississippi Pot Roast can be cooked at 225° for 7-8  hours in the oven and you’ll have very similar results as with the Crock Pot. A 6 quart dutch oven would be best as dutch ovens conduct heat very well.
  • For a quicker turnaround time, wrap the roast in foil and place in a dutch oven with the lid on. Bake at 350° for 3-4 hours.

Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

  • Turn the Instant Pot to Saute Mode. Brown the roast in 3 Tablespoons of vegetable oil for full 5 minutes on each side.
  • Deglaze the pan with 1 cup of beef broth or water. Scrape the bottom clean with a silicone spatula.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Set the Instant Pot to Meat mode and cook for 45 minutes.
  • Let the pressure release naturally for 5-10 minutes, then flip the quick release valve.
  • Remove the roast to a plate and cover with foil to keep it warm.
  • Set the Instant Pot to Sautee mode and make gravy as noted in recipe instructions if desired.

*Browning the meat first is optional, but it does improve the texture and flavor of the meat. (See more about that here.)

Do I have to use a Whole Stick of Butter?

  • Personally, if I’m making this meal, I’m going all out. But if you’d prefer to cut out some calories, try halving the butter and adding 1/2 cup chicken broth and a small drizzle of olive oil to keep things moist.

Do the Pepperoncini Peppers make it Hot?

  • No, the pepperoncini peppers don’t add any heat, just a bit of tang!
  • Be sure to keep the pepperocini peppers whole, otherwise they shrink up too much during cooking.

Can I Double this Recipe?

-If your crock pot can fit it, go for it! My 6 oz. Crock Pot isn’t quite large enough, but if yours is bigger, then double away!

What’s the Best Crock Pot to use?

This is the Crock Pot that I have, I love that you can sear meat right on the stove-top with it.

It also automatically switches to warm once the cooking time is up, which is hugely convenient when you’re out of the house.

Using Leftovers

  • Leftover Mississippi is terrific in sandwiches, grilled cheese, or mixed with cream of mushroom soup and a little milk and/or sour cream and served over egg noodles!

Freezing Leftover Pot Roast

  • Leftover Pot Roast can be frozen in an airtight container and is best if used within 3 months.

Close up view of tender pot roast with a fork sticking into it on a white plate with carrots.

What to Serve with Pot Roast

The Pioneer Woman’s Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Roasted Vegetables: Carrots, Green Beans, Potatoes, or Broccoli.

Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

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4.18 from 93 votes
Servings: 4
Crock Pot Mississippi Pot Roast
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 5 mins
 
Author: Stephanie
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pot Roast

This easy Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe will quickly become your favorite Crock Pot meal! It only requires 4 ingredients and you can make an easy brown gravy at the end!

Ingredients
  • 3 lb pot roast
  • 1 (1 oz.) packet Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (1 oz.) packet Au Jus mix
  • 6 pepperoncini peppers
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter on the bottom of the crock pot and and mix in the Au Jus and Ranch Dressing Mix. Add the pepperoncini peppers and Pot Roast (no need to salt the pot roast prior). Add the baby carrots.

  2. Cook on low for 8-10 hours, or on high for 4-5. It will be very tender when it's ready and easily break apart.

  3. Use tongs or two large spoons/spatulas to remove the beef and set aside on a plate. Use a slotted spoon to remove the carrots, place them on a serving plate with the pot roast.

Making Gravy
  1. If you have enough juice at the bottom of the crock pot for some gravy, (I always do), turn the crock pot on high.

  2. Mix the cornstarch with 4 Tablespoons of pot roast juice and slowly pour some of it back into the crock pot, whisking constantly. Give it time to thicken before you add more, otherwise it will become too thick (if it does, you can thin it with beef or chicken stock). You likely will not need to use all of it.

  3. Once it's near your desired level of thickness, remove it from the heat. It will thicken a little bit more upon standing.

Recipe Video
Recipe Notes

-The best cuts of roast for this recipe:

  • Chuck roasts
  • Rump roasts
  • Bottom rounds.

-The Ranch mix and Au Jus mix don't need to be prepared/mixed with anything prior to adding to the crock pot, only the contents of the packet itself is added.

-Pepperoncini peppers don't add heat, just flavor! 

Making Mississippi Pot Roast in the Oven

  • Mississippi Pot Roast can be cooked at 225° for 7-8  hours in the oven and you'll have very similar results as with the Crock Pot. A 6 quart dutch oven would be best as dutch ovens conduct heat very well.
  • For a quicker turnaround time, wrap the roast in foil and place in a dutch oven with the lid on. Bake at 350° for 3-4 hours.

Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

  • Turn the Instant Pot to Saute Mode. Brown the roast in 3 Tablespoons of vegetable oil for full 5 minutes on each side.
  • Deglaze the pan with 1 cup of beef broth or water. Scrape the bottom clean with a silicone spatula.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Set the Instant Pot to Meat mode and cook for 45 minutes.
  • Let the pressure release naturally for 5-10 minutes, then flip the quick release valve.
  • Remove the roast to a plate and cover with foil to keep it warm.
  • Set the Instant Pot to Sautee mode and make gravy as noted in recipe instructions if desired.

*Browning the meat first is optional, but it does improve the texture and flavor of the meat.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 542, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 221mg, Sodium: 399mg, Potassium: 1319mg, Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 75g, Vitamin A: 8875%, Vitamin C: 14.1%, Calcium: 72%, Iron: 7.5%
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