Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast
Rich and decadent, the internet-famous pot roast that is to die for.
Slow Cooker- 6 quart or larger-oval
3-5 lbs will work
(can use original packet, dip packet or spicy packet)
brown gravy packet
(I use McCormick) See substitutions in notes below
(optional but adds more tanginess and flavor)
Add the roast to the slow cooker. You can brown the meat in a skillet on the stovetop if desired but I do not.
Add the ranch packet and brown gravy packet on top of the roast.
Add the stick of butter, peppers and pepper juice.
Cover and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours or HIGH for 6-7 hours. Do not open the lid while the roast cooks.
Shred with two forks right in the slow cooker. Remove any fatty pieces.
What are some idea on how to serve this shreded meat?
On hoagies, hamburger buns or slider buns
Steamed white or brown rice
Cauliflower rice or with steamed vegetables.
Can I use an Au jus packet or onion soup mix packet?
Yes, but beware they are saltier than the brown gravy mix, see below:
McCormick Brown Gravy Sodium (entire packet): 1360mg
Lipton Recipe Secrets Onion Soup Mix (entire packet): 2800mg
McCormick Au Jus Gravy (entire packet): 3600mg
Can I use a different type of meat?
You can use pork roast or chicken breasts or thighs with this recipe.
Use a pork gravy or chicken gravy if you do so.
Do I have to add the butter?
The butter adds a buttery flavor to this dish which makes it ultra decadent.
Many people do leave it out or cut the butter in half without issues. If you think it will be too rich, definitely leave it out!
Can I add potatoes and carrots?
Yes! Add chunks of potatoes with their skins on and chunks of carrots (or baby carrots) at the beginning of the cooking time.
Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast https://www.themagicalslowcooker.com/mississippi-pot-roast/