Skip to Content

Homemade Mississippi Pot Roast

Sharing is caring!

This homemade Mississippi pot roast is made in the slow cooker and packs some big flavor. Serve over egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or even piled high on a bun. Plus this version is 100% homemade so it uses ingredients easily found in your pantry and no flavor packets!

Homemade Mississippi Roast shredded on a plate.

There is nothing more I love than a big delicious pot roast. Even better when that roast is cooked up with a homemade ranch and pepperoncini!

This homemade Mississippi pot roast is the perfect balance of savory and zesty bite.

And while I love serving it over mashed potatoes I think my favorite way is hands down buttered noodles. It reminds me of classic beef and noodles but with a zip from the pepperoncini.

Plus if you’re into comfort meals this recipe is just that.

It’s perfect for cold winter nights or even summer since you won’t have to heat up your house to make it!

This version is made 100% from scratch with its own quick ranch dressing but read below if you’re short on time and want to make it the classic from flavor packets way.

Ingredients for Mississippi roast

  • Beef chuck roast – I like to use a boneless beef chuck roast for this recipe. This cut of roast is great for dishes for like this and shreds really easily.
  • Flour – After some seasonings you dredge the roast in flour and then brown it to lock in flavor. The flour helps brown it up nicely.
  • Pepperoncini – This adds a bite to the meat that is part zesty and part tangy.
  • Mayonnaise – The base for the homemade ranch dressing.
  • Apple cider vinegar – The tang needed for a creamy dressing.
  • Buttermilk – This helps bring fat to the dish and flavor to the dressing.
  • Dill and sweet paprika – Just some simple flavorings for the ranch that will get mixed with the roast.
Homemade Mississippi Roast on a white plate with peppers.

What is Mississippi Pot Roast

Mississippi pot roast is a simple roast recipe that is traditionally made with au jus mix, ranch seasoning, butter, and pepperoncini.

It’s savory and tangy and the perfect cold winter meal.

It was invented by Robin Chapman of Ripley, Mississippi in the 1990s. Don’t you just love how a simple recipe invented in the 90s can become a worldwide thing?

How to serve homemade Mississippi roast

My 3 favorite ways to serve this roast are by spooning it over mashed potatoes, buttered noodles, or on a soft pillowy bun.

For a fun twist serve it over my Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes.

Tips and tricks

This recipe is very simple but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few tips and tricks we can use along the way to make things even easier!

  1. Make sure to cook the roast low and slow for optimal tenderness. The sweet spot is 6 hours on low but it can be cooked up to 8 hours.
  2. While not searing the roast makes it slightly faster to prep I think this step really locks in flavor and gives it a depth of flavor that can often be lost in the slow cooker.
  3. Don’t want to make your ranch dressing? Replace with 1 pack powdered ranch dressing and 1 pack powdered beef au jus.

What to serve with pot roast

While I could happily eat this Mississippi roast with just noodles or potatoes I realize the importance of vegetables. Here are a few recipes to serve alongside this dish:

Homemade Mississippi Roast shredded on a white plate.

More slow cooker recipes

This homemade Mississippi roast is made in the slow cooker and packs some big flavor. Serve over egg noodles, mashed potatoes or even piled high on a bun. Plus this version is 100% homemade so it uses ingredients easily found in your pantry and no flavor packets!

Homemade Mississippi Pot Roast

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes

This homemade Mississippi pot roast is made in the slow cooker and packs some big flavor. Serve over egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or even piled high on a bun. Plus this version is 100% homemade so it uses ingredients easily found in your pantry and no flavor packets!

Ingredients

  • 1 (4 pound) boneless beef chuck roast
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 12 whole pepperoncini
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika

Instructions

Layout the chuck roast and season both sides with kosher salt and pepper.

Dredge the roast in the flour to coat the roast.

In a large skillet add vegetable oil and set over medium-high heat.

Let the oil get hot just until it's lightly smoking. Add in the roast and cook for a few minutes on each side until it's browned and have a slight crust on the outside.

Add browned roast to your slow cooker.

Top the roast with your butter and place the pepperoncini around the roast.

Add the lid and put your slow cooker on low.

While your roast is warming up make your homemade ranch dressing by whisking together mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, buttermilk, dried dill, and sweet paprika.

When the dressing is smooth pour over the roast in the slow cooker, put the lid back over the top, and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

After it has roasted for 6-8 hours it should easily pull apart and shred. Shred the beef, put it back into the slow cooker, and toss in the juices. Serve overtop egg noodles (my personal favorite), mashed potatoes, or on a bun.

Notes

Source: New York Times

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 2175mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram using the hashtag #nutmegnanny

Homemade Mississippi Roast pin for pinterest.

Slow Cooker Honey Sriracha Pulled Chicken - Nutmeg Nanny

Friday 11th of March 2022

[…] Craving another easy dinner recipe? Try my Homemade Mississippi Pot Roast. […]

Diane

Thursday 16th of May 2019

I would like to try this recipe. Do the pepperoncini make the roast very spicy? My family cannot eat very spicy food. Thank you.

Georgette

Wednesday 1st of February 2017

I am trying this recipe right now while working from home. Will let you know how i go.

Kim Beaulieu

Saturday 11th of June 2016

I wish I had a massive plate of this in front of me right now. This looks so good.

Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures

Wednesday 8th of June 2016

I have never heard of this dish before, but it looks amazing! The meat looks so tender!

Skip to Recipe