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Best Mississippi Pot Roast

This Best Mississippi Pot Roast is seasoned and slow cooked to tender perfection. A hearty, comforting meal your family will love.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Pot Roast
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 2.5 - 3 lbs chuck roast
  • 1 envelope of brown gravy mix
  • 1 envelope of ranch seasoning
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 5 tbsp butter I used unsalted
  • 2 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 medium sized yellow onion sliced
  • 5 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 3 stalks of celery chopped
  • 8-10 pepperoncini peppers
  • 12 oz baby carrots or chopped carrots
  • 3 cups beef broth


  • Let's start of by seasoning the meat - Sprinkle half of ranch seasoning on each side of the roast, along with the ground cumin.
  • Next drizzle the olive or vegetable oil into a large pan, and place it over medium high heat.
  • Once the oil is nice & hot, put the roast in the pan.
  • Sear each side of the roast until golden, then remove from the pan, and set aside.
  • Now toss in the vegetables, and cook for 5 minutes. Then set aside.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth, then adjust the heat from medium high, to high. Bring to a boil, then turn off the heat.
  • Spray a slow cooker with nonstick spray then toss in the vegetables, and garlic.  Also pour in the broth.
  • Next add in the roast, and sprinkle in the remaining ranch seasoning & the gravy mix.
  • Place the butter on top of the roast, then add in the pepperoncini peppers.
  • Set the slow cooker on high, and let cook for 8 hours.
  • Break up the roast ( should be falling apart).
  • Serve & enjoy over mashed potatoes or rice!