Mississippi Roast

Posted by Mandy on November 10th, 2011. Filed under: Beef, Main Dishes, Slow Cooker.

A couple months ago¬†a sweet friend of ours from church made our family dinner to help us through a tough time. We had just returned home from Boston for my son’s 18th surgery and we were all exhausted round-the-clock. Let me just tell you that it completely made my day to not have to make dinner that night! And to make it even better, the dinner was absolutely amazing! The roast that Dawn brought us was so tender and flavorful that my kids literally couldn’t get enough…well, at least not the two that were well at the time. My son’s appetite (after a bowel surgery) wasn’t really up to par that night. But my girls ate more meat than I’ve ever seen them eat in one sitting. Needless to say, I had to have that recipe and thankfully Dawn was happy to share with me.

I’ll go ahead and tell you that this isn’t the most healthy meal you can prefer, but just forget about the calories for one night and enjoy yourself. Trust me, it’s worth it! And if you want to try to lighten it up a little, you might try substituting a little beef broth for some of the butter. I plan to do that next time I make this roast, which will no doubt be soon. I love a good chuck roast sale at Kroger! I know, I’m a dork…who really gets excited over a sale at a grocery store? Anyway, now that you know I’m a huge dork that lives for sales at Kroger I’ll go ahead and get right to the recipe. Hope your family enjoys it as much as mine did!

Oh, and just for the record the leftovers of this roast make a killer sandwich the next day!

Mississippi Roast

1 chuck roast

1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix

1 packet Au Jus mix

1 stick butter

5 pepperoncini peppers

Add all ingredients into a slow cooker; cook on low for 8-10 hours. Shred and serve with your favorite sides (mashed potatoes and/or rice are delicious!)

26 Responses to Mississippi Roast

  1. Lori

    This was delicious!! My WHOLE family liked it. That doesn’t happen often!

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  3. daffy

    Been planning on making this and was looking for this recipe. Hope your son is better. I have Crohns and have had bowel resections and other surgeries due to it. IBD and other digestive disorders are so painful. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Darcy

    Is there a lack of liquid? Do I add a certain amount of water? I am hoping to make this tonight but don’t want to have a meal mishap.

  5. Jennifer

    I made this recipe today and it was killer!! I was also worried about not adding any liquids to the roast when I started cooking it but around lunchtime I came home to check on it and it had made it’s own delicious gravy! It was so good I burned my mouth tasting it over and over! I came home from work, shredded the meat and let it sit in the juice for a while. I made mashed potatoes and served it with fresh bread and some vegetables. My son LOVED it!! I think I will make it again this weekend when my husband can enjoy it as well. It was a hit!!

  6. Nikki

    Did you sear the meat before putting in the crockpot? How many pounds average roast do you use?

  7. Jolene

    I just made this for dinner and it was AMAZING!!! I will be making this again for sure!!

  8. Mandy

    I’m glad that you enjoyed it! :)

  9. Mandy

    No, you do not have to sear the meat before putting in the crockpot. I always buy my roasts from Kroger and never pay attention to size. So this should work with anything from 3-6 pounds or so, I’d think. Just cook it until the meat shreds easily and you’ll be good to go! :)

  10. Mandy

    These kind of comments here make me sooooo happy! :)

  11. Mandy

    No extra liquid needed.

  12. Mandy

    You’re so welcome, Daffy! Sorry to hear of your struggles and I pray that you are feeling better!

  13. Krissy

    This is so good!!! And so easy!! My family loves it!! I serve it over mashed potatoes with rolls. We never have leftovers!!! :)

  14. wendy

    I found this recipe on Pinterest and I had never heard of this roast before. I made it and it is wonderful. Very tasty. I did let it cook for 8 hours and it really does need the 10 hours on low. I will make it again.

  15. Anthony Slover

    Oh so good. Quick easy, made it today and it’s all gone. We have never finished off a whole roast in one meal. So simple and browns up like it was seared.

  16. Rachel

    if I turn it up on high for an hour, will this toughen the meat?

  17. Mandy

    I’ve cooked it on high before when I’m in a hurry and it turned out fine. :)

  18. Betsy

    Any idea the calories in this?
    I am making it as we speak, but am counting calories and don’t know how to guess on this one!

  19. Patti

    Just wondering if the pepperocini peppers are necessary. My family is not a fan of peppers. I however would love them. Others reading this may want to know that as well.

  20. Cole

    Patti – no you do not need the pepperoncinis. I’ve made this several times without them and its always turned out just fine. Additionally, this recipe works just as well with pork roasts as it does beef. I’ve had friends make it with chicken, as well, and be satisfied but suggested adding extra liquid in that event because the chicken will not make enough the way fattier cuts of beef or pork do.

  21. LMadison

    I put this in the crockpot this morning!!! Can’t wait!!

  22. aqui

    My brother recommended I might like this blog. He was once totally right. This publish actually made my day. You cann’t believe simply how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

  23. judy

    This is the pot roast recipe I’ve been searching for for my whole married life! It’s perfect! And if you are a dork for getting excited about grocery sales, we can be dorks together!

  24. Jogos de fazenda

    An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who has been
    conducting a little research on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast simply because I discovered it for him…
    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!

    But yeah, thanx for spending time to talk about this subject here on your web

  25. Cathy Krohn

    I used liquid au jus. Will that work??

  26. Toni

    I have a 6 pound roast..hopefully it all fits in my crockpot..but my question is, should i double the recipe?

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