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Mississippi Pot Roast, a new southern classic, is pure comfort on a plate. Packed with a rich, hearty flavor that is slow-cooked to perfection.

A close up of this crock pot Mississippi pot roast served in a blue bowl over egg  noodles

I originally found this recipe a few years ago on Pinterest, but through a little research, I have found that its original author is a brilliant lady named Robin Chapman. As the story goes her aunt gave her a recipe for pot roast made with Italian dressing and she swapped it out with ranch to make it a little milder.

This is so true of recipes, we pass them along and adapt them a bit to suit our family’s tastes. Well, I am so glad Ms. Chapman created this magnificent combination because it sure is a family favorite at my house.

So many people have asked me if I made a Mississippi Roast through texts, emails, and messages. They say “you just gotta get one up on the blog, please”! So here it is my friends!

I am using a little different cut of meat on this one, because I have plans to make a Debris Gravy Fry recipe with this (coming soon). Most people make this with a chuck roast and I have too. It is so amazing with that cut as well. To me, the Rump Roast just had a deeper flavor and the texture I wanted for the fries.

I am so glad I tried it on this cut! AMAZING!! Now as you will see in the pictures below, it was a bit of a challenge keeping everything from sliding off this cut. So just don’t look at that mess! Do you ever make a mess cooking like I do?? UGH!

Well, I have to say that mess didn’t matter in the slow cooker because it all just blends together and cooks to perfection.

Simplicity is also what makes this one wonderful. Just a few ingredients = Easy and Flavor Galore!

What you need for Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast Beef

  • 3 to 5 pound Rump or Chuck Roast
  • Package of Ranch Dressing (I buy the bottle of it, we may use this way too much)
  • Package of Au Jus
  • 1 Stick Butter, salted
  • Pepperoncinis

How to make Crock Pot Mississippi Roast Beef

all of the ingredients needed to make this slow cooker mississippi pot roast

Place your roast in the crockpot (slow cooker) and pour on packages of seasonings. It doesn’t matter the order! Place a stick of butter on top and arrange pepperoncinis around the butter.

the rump roast, pepperochinis, butter, and dry ingredients inside of a crock pot to make this slow cooker mississippi pot roast recipe

See what a big mess I made. It doesn’t do that on a flatter chuck roast 😉

Put the lid on and cook on low all day – 8 hours!

a cooked rump roast in a crock pot from this slow cooker mississippi pot roast recipe

Isn’t this magnificent! All that rich beautiful flavor and you just dumped it all in the slow cooker!

Shred or slice and serve with mashed potatoes, rice, or egg noodles!

shredded beef and cooked pepperochinis from this slow cooker mississippi pot roast recipe

A little note about those peppers! They just give this roast a little zing. I usually use about 5, but you can add more for a little more kick!

a blue plate with egg noodles and a serving of shredded slow cooker mississippi pot roast

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Mississippi Pot Roast

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 2 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Nikki Lee
Mississippi Pot Roast, a new southern classic, is pure comfort on a plate. Packed with a rich, hearty flavor that is slow cooked to perfection.
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  • 3 to 5 pound rump or chuck roast
  • 1 package ranch dressing
  • 1 package au jus
  • 1 stick butter, salted
  • 5 to 10 pepperoncinis


  • Place roast in slow cooker. Pour packages of ranch and au jus on top of roast. Place stick of butter on top and arrange pepperoncinis around butter.
  • Cover with lid and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or high for 4 to 5 hours.
  • Shred or slice and serve.


The drippings are wonderful served poured over the meat. If you would like a little thicker gravy add 2 tablespoons of corn starch to 1/4 cup water and stir with a fork or whisk. Pour back into slow cooker and stir. 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving Calories: 241kcal (12%) Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 38g (76%) Fat: 9g (14%) Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 105mg (35%) Sodium: 106mg (5%) Potassium: 596mg (17%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 1g (1%) Vitamin A: 21IU Vitamin C: 5mg (6%) Calcium: 33mg (3%) Iron: 4mg (22%)

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  1. 5 stars
    Love this recipe so much! Not only did my son request it for his birthday this year, but last night he told me it’s his new favorite dinner. Score! It’s chilly here in Denver with “freezing drizzle” in this morning’s forecast, but I already started Mississippi Pot Roast in the Crock Pot so life is good. Thanks for this gem.

  2. 5 stars
    Wow I tried this recipe and my family loves it
    I will make that I prepare it sgain.
    Thank you so much.
    Jeanette McQuillon.

  3. I make this as written but add a packet of onion soup mix and add the whole jar of peperoncini. The onion soup adds more depth to the roast.

  4. 5 stars
    This pot roast looks like the perfect dish for my family! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for a great post and recipe!