Try This Delicious Mississippi Pot Roast Slow Cooker Recipe

It is winter. It is cold, snowy and generally nasty outside. I want comfort food! With that said, this is NOT a Trim Healthy Mama compliant dish. I’m working on a THM recipe that uses just beef broth and homemade ranch dressing mix. One that I can eat often and not feel any guilt. I’ll get that recipe out in the coming weeks, once I get just the right flavor mix for my ranch. For this recipe, though, I ate it and enjoyed it, as did my family. The packets are minimal so I don’t feel too bad using them. I bring to you the beloved Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast recipe!

Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast

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I can’t say for sure if this recipe originated in Mississippi or if it is even a staple there. I can say for sure that it is delicious! I live in Kentucky so maybe I should change the name to Kentucky Pot Roast? Nah. Mississippi is a great name, plus it’s fun to type out. 😁

It does NOT taste like pepperoncini’s! You do smell them a bit when you take the lid off but the flavor blends in with the Au Ju and ranch. It is just a nice, flavorful, beefy taste with a hint of the other flavors. So good!

So, this recipe is SUPER simple. You can’t really mess it up. It only uses a handful of ingredients and it really easy to memorize. Don’t worry, though, I’ve included a printable recipe card for ya. There are tons of Mississippi Pot Roast Recipes online but I wanted to tweak it to get a ton of flavor. I think I did pretty good but you try it and tell me what you think, ok?

Here’s what my Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast recipe calls for:

  • Chuck Roast – whichever size will feed your family. We use 3 – 5 pounds for a large family and prefer ButcherBox
  • 1 packet Au Ju mix (powdered)
  • 1 packet Ranch Dressing mix (Hidden Valley is great)
  • 1/2 stick Butter thinly sliced and room temperature (I prefer salted)
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 1/2 jar Pepperoncini Pepper juice
  • 6 – 8 Pepperoncini Peppers

That’s all.

Place the roast in your slow cooker. Sprinkle Au Ju packet evenly over top. Sprinkle ranch packet over that. Place butter slices evenly over top of entire roast. Pour pepper juice and beef broth over top and around edges. Place peppers around edges of roast. Slow cook on low for 6 – 8 hours.

Your roast will be tender, juicy and delicious! It is beefy and rich with the added broth and butter!

Here’s what it looks like all layered in the slow cooker. It’s SO easy! You can see all that delicious butter on top.

Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast

I’ve also included a photo to show how thin I slice it. I try to get it as thin as possible. Also, note, my butter is room temperature. I use salted butter and leave it in a covered butter dish at all times.

Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast

As promised, here is the recipe card for my Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

Juicy and delicious Mississippi Pot Roast with pepperoncini peppers


  • 1 3 - 5 lb Chuck Roast, whichever size will feed your family. We use 3 - 5 pounds for a large family and prefer ButcherBox
  • 1 packet Au Ju mix, (powdered)
  • 1 packet Ranch Dressing mix, (Hidden Valley is great)
  • 1/2 stick Butter, room temperature - thinly sliced - I prefer salted
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 1/2 jar Pepperoncini Pepper Juice
  • 6 - 8 Pepperoncini Peppers


  1. Place chuck roast in large slow cooker
  2. Sprinkle Au Jus packet evenly over roast
  3. Sprinkle Ranch Dressing packet evenly over Au Jus mix
  4. Lay slices of butter evenly over top of roast and dry mixes
  5. Pour beef broth and pepper juice over roast and around edges
  6. Place peppers around edges of roast
  7. Slow cook on low heat for 6 - 8 hours or until roast is cooked through


NOTE – These nutrition facts may not be accurate! Google dictates they are added so they were calculated with a combination of our recipe card plugin and a nutrition facts website. Please use your own judgement and/or calculate your own.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 586Total Fat: 26.7ggSaturated Fat: 11.7ggCholesterol: 249mgmgSodium: 928mgmgCarbohydrates: 5.7ggFiber: 2gSugar: 91.3ggProtein: 76.1gg

These values were created automatically via our recipe card plugin. We are not nutritionists and cannot guarantee their accuracy. They are only to be used as a guideline.

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I have more comfort food recipes coming in the next several weeks I hope you’ll enjoy. They are also not THM compliant but will have THM versions to go along with them. I try to make recipes for everyone!

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