Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast
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Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast is a comforting, tasty recipe made right in your crock pot. The meat is so tender that it just falls apart!
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
  • 3 lb pot roast (I used a Chuck Roast)
  • 1 packet Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 packet Au Jus mix
  • 6 pepperoncini peppers
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper
  • oil
  1. Place a large skillet on the stove top on high heat. Add oil to hot skillet. You want it really hot here to brown or “sear” the beef quickly.
  2. Take a paper towel and make sure you dry both sides of the pot roast (drying the meat helps it brown easier.) Season both sides with a little salt and pepper.
  3. Add the roast to hot skillet.
  4. Allow the roast to cook for about 2-3 minutes (on each side) until it is golden brown. This gives it extra flavor.
  5. In a 5 or 6-quart slow cooker/crock pot, place roast in slow cooker and sprinkle Ranch dressing mix and Au Jus mix on top.
  6. Top with 1 stick of butter and the pepperoncini peppers (not the liquid...NO liquid gets added to the slow cooker). Cook in the slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours (mine was done in 5 because my slow cooker cooks hot).
  7. Shred the meat and serve with the gravy/juice from slow cooker on top. If you prefer, put the drippings through a gravy separator to reduce the fat content. Serve on top of rice, egg noodles, risotto, or mashed potatoes!
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