Brown Sugar Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe– Prepared in a flash, this tender, flavorful, savory yet sweet Brown Sugar Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe melts in your mouth! Serve over my Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes or Garlic Mashed Potatoes and with a side of Collard Greens or Mustard Greens, Creamed Corn, Pinto Beans and Scalloped Potatoes for a wonderful comfort meal. If you love this, you will also love this Neck Bones recipe, Prosciutto Wrapped Roast, Dutch Oven Pot Roast, Stuffed Meatloaf, Italian Beef Grilled Cheese and Brown Sugar Mississippi Pot Roast.
The Most Delicious Mississippi Pot Roast with a Twist
What Is a Mississippi Pot Roast?
About 15 years ago a woman from Ripley, MS, named Robin Chapman, made a pot roast in her slow cooker. Now known as Mississippi Roast, it eventually became one of the most popular recipes on the internet.
Since then, this pot roast has taken on a life of its own and has even become one of my personal favorites.
The simplicity of this Mississippi Pot Roast is where its true beauty lies. A chuck roast, ranch dressing mix, au jus gravy mix, butter, and some pepperoncini peppers come together to make the tastiest, tenderest, most delicious pot roast ever.
Although I certainly do find use for my crock pot year-round, the fall and winter months call for an abundance of easy, comforting and delicious meals produced by my trusty crock pot. There’s nothing like dumping a few ingredients in, setting the heat to low and coming home to a beautifully cooked hot meal. My mama depended on hers all the time, and I have followed in her footsteps.
This Mississippi Pot Roast is made perfectly with just a few flavorful ingredients. My secret to the perfect pot roast is quality butter, and my go-to choice is always Land O’Lakes.
How to Cook a Slow Cooker Pot Roast
I used the Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil. Made with sweet cream, canola oil and salt, this blend is both creamy and packed with flavor. Adding this particular ingredient will allow your meat to tenderize perfectly and create that incredible melt in your mouth texture.
Additional Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe Ingredients for Mississippi Pot Roast
The peppers and mixes come together to make a playful balance of flavors. I added a fun extra ingredient, brown sugar.
The sweetness from the sugar, slight sourness from the pepper and delightful but not heavy seasoning from the mixes creates something truly special.
After patiently waiting the eight or more hours, you are rewarded with incredibly tender and flavorful meat perfect to serve with mashed potatoes. So, as you get ready to break out those one pot pastas and slow cooker soups, make sure to dust off the crockpot and make yourself a hunk of good ole Mississippi Pot Roast.
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Brown Sugar Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe
- 2-4 lb chuck roast
- 1 ranch dressing packet
- 1 au jus gravy packet
- 1/3-2/3 cup dark brown sugar packed
- 7 pepperocini peppers
- 8 tbsp butter
- Add the roast to the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Next pour ranch dressing packet, gravy mix and brown sugar over the top.
- Add peppers on top followed by Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil.
- Add everything to slow cooker and cook for 8-10 hours on low or 5-6 hours on high. Use a spoon to remove additional oil on top of pot roast.
- Once completely tender, shred with two forks and serve over mashed potatoes.
We made street tacos with the leftovers-delicious, tender, moist and flavorful!
Mary Ridge says
I am making this recipe today – it is already in the slow cooker, with ingredients added as directed. But doesn’t this need some kind of liquid, like unsalted beef or chicken stock?
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
Nope make the recipe as is.
The recipe sounds delicious but is the pepperoncini peppers very hot? If so I think I will use just maybe 2 or 3. I would just hate to use 7 and find that it was too spicy.
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
You can also omit them.
This was all the rave when I made it. I actually did it twice because the first time I made it with pork since that’s what I had in hand, and honestly it was better than the beef version. I made your garlic mashed potatoes to go with it, and let me tell you!!!! My kids and I were eating the potatoes and gravy just by itself!
This a a man catching recipe! My husband loved it. I gave some to my girlfriend and she shared a small “taste” with her nephew. He asked if he could buy it from her lol!
My family loved this. I will make it again and again.
Made this today with the garlic mash and cornbread. My family LOVED everything. I substituted the pumpkin for sweet potato. I will definitely make again.