This Easy Mississippi Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots is the slow cooker pot roast of your dreams! With only 3 steps and a few simple ingredients, you'll have a flavorful hearty meal with meat so tender you can cut it with a spoon! Make this on Sunday and reheat on busy weeknights for a delicious dinner all week long!
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This slow cooker Mississippi pot roast recipe, also known as a Mississippi Mud Roast, is so easy to make and has the best flavor. Just like with my Oven Baked Pot Roast, this roast beef recipe is so tender that it can literally be cut with a spoon!
Best part, all you have to do is give the meat a quick sear and add all of the ingredients to your slow cooker and let the crockpot do all of the work!
Now I know that most crock pot mississippi pot roast recipes call for only 4 ingredients, but if you really want a flavorful roast, you'll need just a little bit more.
We're adding beef broth, carrots, and potatoes in addition to the typical ingredients - dry ranch dressing mix, brown gravy mix, pepperoncini peppers, unsalted butter, and chuck roast.
The reason is - these ingredients add amazing flavor and make for a super juicy chuck roast. With only 20 minutes of prep, this slow cooker recipe is definitely a set it and forget it kind of dish. And if you're like me - you know that is my favorite kind of cooking!
Beef Chuck Roast - chuck is the best cut of meat for the best roast. It has great marbling and flavor and You can also use rump roast here.
Carrots - you can use baby carrots or simply slice large carrots into chunks.
Potatoes - I used creamer potatoes, but red potatoes or russet potatoes (cut into chunks) are also delicious with this dish.
Brown Gravy Mix - the brown gravy mix adds that nice beefy flavor and allows for a rich gravy to form while the roast is cooking in the Crockpot. Many recipes use au jus gravy mix, and while you get good flavor with this mix, the gravy won't be as thick and it'll be very salty. Brown gravy mix is the way to go for this traditional pot roast.
Ranch Mix - dry ranch seasoning mix is a seasoning blend that adds the garlic and onion flavor to the roast. Don't be confused with ranch dip, both work well for this recipe. If you don't have any ranch mix, try my pot roast seasoning instead.
Beef Broth - adding broth prevents the meat from drying out. It also prevents the roast from tasting too salty as the mixes used are concentrated. Adding a little broth makes this the most tender meat in a pot roast ever!
Whole Pepperoncini Peppers (jarred) - for me, this is a key ingredient! Add about 5 of these delicious peppers - and don't worry about draining the pepperoncini juice - that adds flavor to the broth. If you can't find pepperoncini peppers, you can use jarred banana peppers instead. I get my pepperoncini peppers from Target.
Butter - use unsalted butter for this recipe as the brown gravy mix and ranch mix are salty enough. Simply slice the butter and plop it into the slow cooker - it makes the gravy nice and velvety and adds so much flavor.
This recipe is SO good, it will have the everyday home cook looking like a michelin star chef!
It certainly has a nice kick but it is not inherently spicy.
Robin Chapman, a home cook in Mississippi, came up with this recipe. When the recipe began to gain popularity, it was posted on the internet by the name "Mississippi Pot Roast" and has been known as this ever since.
You don't have to but I highly recommend it. Searing the meat makes a nice crust on the meat and seals in the flavor.
Yes, you can also use bottom round or rump roast or brisket. You'll want to use a tough cut of meat with good marbling that can withstand the long cooking process of slow cooking.
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