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!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pot Roast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 542 kcal
Author Stephanie


  • 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


  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:

-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

Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

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

Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Mississippi Pot Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 542 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 221mg74%
Sodium 399mg17%
Potassium 1319mg38%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 75g150%
Vitamin A 8875IU178%
Vitamin C 14.1mg17%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 7.5mg42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.