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Mississippi Pot Roast

The following recipe and photography was provided by Christina Musgrave of Tasting with Tina.

This classic Mississippi Pot Roast could not be easier! Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker, set for 8 hours and wait for your house to smell incredible. That’s it! This recipe has just seven unexpected ingredients that create a roast so delicious, you simply must taste it to know.

This roast originated in Mississippi, when Robin Chapman adapted her aunt’s recipe to create what we now know as Mississippi Pot Roast.

Mississippi Pot Roast

Eventually, the recipe exploded on Pinterest. This dish has been covered by Southern Living and The New York Times.

Mississippi Pot Roast is great on sandwiches, served over mashed potatoes or on its own. I like to make it for backyard picnics and slow Sunday dinners.

Mississippi Pot Roast
Mississippi Pot Roast
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  • 3 lbs. Heinen's CARE Certified beef chuck roast
  • 1 packet au jus gravy mix
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 6-8 pepperoncini peppers
  • 1/2 cup pepperoncini juice
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 stick Heinen's unsalted butter, cut into cubes


  1. Place the chuck roast in a slow cooker. Add the au jus and ranch mixes evenly over the beef. Top with peppers, pepperoncini juice, salt, pepper and butter.
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours. ]
  3. Serve on sandwiches, over mashed potatoes or on its own!

Mississippi Pot Roast on Sandwich

Christina Musgrave
By Christina Musgrave
Christina Musgrave is a recipe developer, food photographer and food writer. She’s always looking forward to her next meal. Her blog, Tasting with Tina, is a celebration of easy yet delicious recipes that help busy families create delicious meals and memories in their homes.

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