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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mississippi Pot Roast {Slow Cooker}


This pot roast has been all over Pinterest.  I decided to give it a try, and, let me tell you, it is GREAT!  It is also SUPER easy to make.  Throw the roast in the crock pot, sprinkle with Au Jus mix, Ranch mix, add a stick of butter and some pepperoncini peppers.  That is it.  This roast has no liquid added to it.  Don't worry, I promise it turns out great.  It actually makes a ton of its on gravy as it cooks.  We served this over some parmesan risotto, and we both wanted to lick out plates.  We had the leftovers the next night and this was as good (probably better).  I don't know why it is called "Mississippi Pot Roast", but who cares?  It was delicious!



Mississippi Pot Roast
(Printable Recipe)


3 lb pot roast (I used a Blade Roast)
1 packet Ranch dressing mix
1 packet Au Jus mix
6 pepperoncini peppers
1 stick butter

In a 6-quart slow cooker, add all ingredients and cook on low for 8-10 hours.


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83 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious! How spicy is it? My daughter is not a fan of "hot" food. It may be something I need to make when she's at her grandparents.

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    1. The peppers used are not hot. The vinegar adds the tang, and is often added to these dishes as plain vinegar. This recipe gets the vinegar from the pickling brine of the peppers...

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  2. I've made this before, and it is now my absolute favorite way to make a roast! I used a chuck roast because that was what the original recipe I saw called for. It is not at all spicy. Oh, also, I am not a big fan of Ranch, so one time I just used two packets of the Au Jus mix, and another time I used one Au Jus and one Pot Roast Seasoning mix - both turned out great.

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    2. Thanks for adding that you used au jus and pot roast seasoning..because i'm also not a fan of ranch!! I will be making this sounds delish!! Thank's again:)

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  3. If I just have a frozen roast; do think that it would still work?

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  4. Walkerfam00 - it has zero spice. Just the flavor from the peppers.

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  5. strandy542 - you will just need to cook it a little longer if you are using a frozen roast.

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  6. You know this title got my attention being I'm from Mississippi.

    Bet this would be great served over grits!

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  7. This is actually my all time fav roast recipe! It doesn't disappoint. Yum!!

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  8. Where do you find blade roast in Birmingham?

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  9. Mugaroo - I got the blade roast at Publix - it says Blade Roast (Pot Roast) on the label. That is why I picked it - I never know what roast to pick!

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  10. What are pepperoncini peppers ? If I can not find them, can I use another kind...?..can't have hot or spicy as hubby doesn't care for that. This sounds really good and easy.
    Thank you,
    Carol

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  11. I cook my roast about 8 hours and it falls apart, but the meat tastes dry. Can anyone tell me why the meat is dry? I have the recommended liquid on any recipe I try. Thanks

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    1. I've previously owned 2 Crockpot brand slowcookers that boiled food on low temperature setting. Food should be gently simmering. My meat was always dried out. I switched to a Hamilton Beach when I read reviews on the Crockpot brand and saw other people had the same problem. No, not a HB salesperson, just found a different brand that received good reviews. Anyway, no more dried out meat.

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  12. Carol - pepperoncini peppers are a sweet Italian pepper. They do not add any heat to the roast because they are put in whole. This dish is not spicy at all.

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  13. SandyK - you could be over cooking the roast or it could be the cut of meat you are using. Maybe cook it only 6 hours on low (maybe your crockpot runs hot).

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  14. Mine is in the crock pot as I type this. It's only been 3 hours and it already smells amazing! I can't wait til it's done! Thank you for all your recipes! Love every one I have tried and so does my 5yo son, who is the pickiest eater on the planet!

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  15. can you use any ranch mix as in kroger brand- or does it have to be hidden valley?

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  16. julied - you can use the Kroger brand ranch mix.

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  17. Thank you Stephanie Parker for the tip on the peppers....will be having this roast this week, as my hubby is from Miss!

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  18. Just got this roast prepped for tomorrows dinner. I like to let this sit in the fridge for 24 hours after I slice it up. Okay, I took a bite. It is a bit spicy. (My pepperoncinis exploded in the crock pot.) Not too bad. Just right. I used a cheap roast, if you can count any roast as cheap.?? Anyway, it is good and will make again.

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  19. This is delicious!!! Placed in crock pot before work-my husband was standing beside me when I was trying to get it ready for dinner that night. It smelled and tasted so delicious. We had Fazoli's for dinner the next night-all my husband could talk about was this roast that he had the night before! Thank you

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  20. Are the pepperoncini peppers fresh or pickled from a jar? Thanks so much.

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  21. Stephanie, did you brown your roast before placing it in the crock pot?

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  22. Beverly - I didn't brown the roast.

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  23. Do you mix the two packets with the butter and pour over the roast?

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  24. Unknown - sprinkle each packet over the roast and just place the stick of butter on top of the roast. It will melt as the roast cooks.

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  25. Unknown - sprinkle each packet over the roast and just place the stick of butter on top of the roast. It will melt as the roast cooks.

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  26. Thanks!! Not sure why it says unknown. My name is Leslie. I love your site!! I have pinned tons of your recipes!!! ;)

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  27. I'm making this tomorrow night for my card group. Have been looking forward to this ever since you posted the recipe! ��

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  28. Made this today and I cannot tell you how good my house smells. I sneaked a couple of bites and soooo good. Come on, dinner time.

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  29. It was DEEEEElicious! Not spicy in the slightest...just great flavor. I used a rump roast.

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  30. do u put water in it? where does juice come from?

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  31. Emma - no water. The juices come from the butter and the roast itself. Enjoy!

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  32. Mine has been in since 11 this morning. It's a little smaller than 2lb because we don't need that much. I couldn't find whole peppercinis in a jar so I just used sliced ones that I found. It smells amazing, and my fiance and roommate have been sneaking pieces of pepper for awhile now, and I may have to replenish them..lol. The peppers do taste fantastic though. Just by the smell of this roast and the taste of the peppers I know I'll be making this again!

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  33. I would like to try to make this recipe this weekend. Any other side recommendations?

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  34. Lisa - you could make mashed potatoes or white rice to go with it. It is really good. Hope you enjoy it!

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  35. this sounds delicious, but I'm worried that between the soup mix and the ranch mix it will be too salty? Anyone notice if it was?

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  36. Cathy - I didn't notice it being too salty. There is a lot of meat, so I think the seasonings weren't overwhelming. You can cut the Ranch in half if you are worried about the salt.

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  37. I only have a 4 qt slow cooker. Would you recommend I adjust the cooking time or use a smaller roast?

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  38. Erin - I would leave everything the same. The roast didn't fill up my crockpot when I made it. So I think you will be fine.

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  39. Had this for dinner and it was delicious! Best pot roast I've ever made and I've made a lot! Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

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  40. I can't wait to try this!!! I'm also drooling over the parmesan risotto...do you have a recipe for that?!

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  41. Would it hurt the recipe if I left out the pepperocini I just don't have them on hand and would prefer to not go to the storeand buy some as no one in my house likes them could we maybe substitute them with something else maybe pickles or green olives anyone tried something else please let me know thanks

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  42. Nicole - I think it would be fine without the peppers. Enjoy!

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  43. I tried this today, and it looks and smells wonderful while cooking. However, it was just too salty for my taste. If I try it again, I may cut back to using a half packet of the ranch and au jus.

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    1. This recipe has appealed to me for a long time, and while I don't have a sodium intake problem, just reading it tells me it would far too heavily salted for my taste, so I'm glad you mentioned this. Think I'll try with a 1/2 packet of each.

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    2. I made this today and it was much too salty. Will make again but will cut back on the Au Jus and the Ranch. I also added a few tablespoons of cornstarch to thicken. Next time I will also cut back on the butter. Made it too greasy.

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  44. I made this last night for the second time. My neighbor's wife has been out of town so I had him over for dinner. It was AMAZING!! My daughter went back for seconds. I just poured all the juice over the meat after I shredded it up. It was soooo moist and delicious! I will make this again some time next week!!

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  45. Have you tried this with carrots and potatoes? Wondering how they would taste.

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  46. I 've added frozen pearl onions and canned mushrooms to this. It was yummy. Tomorrow I'm going to add fresh mushrooms, my hubby didn't like the pearl onions.

    It is just another layer of tasty yumminess

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  47. I am making this today but I have my crock pot on high because of timing . We won't eat till late if I cook it low . Do you think on high for half the time will be ok ? I've done this with other recipes that call for low for all day or high for half the time cooking and they always turn out just fine . Thank you

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  48. Mandy - I think about 4-5 hours on high would work fine. Enjoy!

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  49. Can you just not put ranch in it and use just 1 packet of au jus packet, or will that effect the taste?

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    1. I use onion soup mix pacjet with the au jus

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  50. Makayla - leaving out the Ranch would change the taste of the roast. You can certainly do that, but that is not the same recipe as above.

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  51. Has anyone tried using less butter? Normally, I'm not one to complain about butter, but I'm trying to make healthier choices for myself.

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  52. Has anyone tried this with cut up potatoes in the crockpot along with it? How did it turn out?

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  53. OH MY GOSH.. we had this tongiht and it was AMAZING!! Ours was a little spicy.. but we LOVE the heat!! Added carrots and potatoes too!! It is a definite keeper as are all your recipes!! thanks!!

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    1. Sounds delicious! SO glad you enjoyed it!

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  54. so you just add both packages dry????

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  55. When you add carrots and potatoes, do you need to add water?

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  56. Do you think you could use a pork butt with this recipe?

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  57. I am finally getting around to making this. I am planning to serve it over cheese grits. I am so excited about it!

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  58. How many servings does this 3 pound roast make?

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  59. Yum! I made this and served it in corn tortillas with pico! Green chile rice and corn on the side. Delicious!

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  60. I have a 7lb roast? Would you double other ingredients? Thanks!

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  61. Omg, the roast is AMAZING...taste just blew my taste buds away..my other half loved it as well..so from now on I will be cooking my roast this way.thanks for the recipe.��

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  62. I have absolutely hated pot roast my entire life... and then I found this recipe. Wow! It's a weekly meal in our household these days. I use a chuck tender roast and it is to die for! My wife is so happy now that after 25 years, we're finally having a weekly roast!

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    1. I was the same way. So glad you finally found a good roast recipe!

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  63. Does this roast come out salty? I used unsalted butter and I reserved half of each seasoning mix but I think I'm gonna go ahead and add them.

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  64. Is pot roast mix and au jus mix the same thing?

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  65. I made this a couple of days ago & it is now my go-to pot roast recipe! I have pics of it on my page.Thanks!

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  66. If I am using a frozen roast, how much longer will I need to cook it?

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  67. Have it in the crock pot now... my son is home to NC for the holidays from school in Mississippi (go Ole Miss!) so I thought it would be a fitting choice!
    Only recommendation I have is to cut the stems off the pepperoncini peppers. You can also cut back a little (a couple of T) on the butter without altering recipe.
    A definite saver recipe... easy and yummy!!!

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