This sensational 5-ingredient pot roast is hands down the easiest roast beef you'll ever make--you'll have the prep done faster than you can spell Mississippi.TipHero

Slow Cooker Mississippi Roast

We’ll wager that this Mississippi Roast is the best slow cooker pot roast you will ever eat — and we can guarantee that it’s the easiest you will ever prepare. Just sear the roast and dump it in the crock pot with butter and seasonings, and you’ll have the prep work done in as much time as it takes to spell Mississippi. (And when it’s done, the roast beef will be devoured just as quickly.)

Slow Cooker Mississippi Roast
Prep: 5 Mins | Total: 8Hrs 5 Mins
Serves: 6-8 servings
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients
3 Pounds Chuck roast or bottom round roast
1 (1 oz) package Au jus gravy mix
1 (1 oz) package Ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix
4 Tablespoons Butter, cut into 4 pieces
4-8 Pepperoncini peppers (optional, but recommended)
¼ Cup Water
Directions
Add ¼ cup water and the chuck roast or bottom round roast into your slow cooker insert. (You can sear the roast on the stovetop before adding it to the slow cooker for a more roasted flavor, if desired).
Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix and au jus gravy mix over the top of the roast. Top the roast with pieces of butter and place the pepperoncini peppers around the roast.
Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 5 hours. If possible, flip the roast over about halfway through the cooking process to allow the roast to cook more evenly.
Shred the roast and serve warm with the cooking juices and pepperoncini.

This down-home roast beef has gained so much fame you’d think it was a traditional Southern recipe. Actually, it was invented on a whim only about a decade ago by a Mississippi home chef named Robin Chapman, then spread like wildfire on Pinterest and Facebook. After all, who could resist a dinner recipe this hands-off that delivers so much flavor?

This sensational 5-ingredient pot roast is hands down the easiest roast beef you'll ever make--you'll have the prep done faster than you can spell Mississippi.TipHero

Well OK, we know that there are going to be some doubters who are skeptical about the two packages of store-bought seasoning mix on the ingredients list. But trust us, this dish does not come out tasting like roast beef drenched in ranch dressing. The blend of parsley, dill, and buttermilk work their magic with the rich au jus flavors, and the pickled pepperoncini peppers give the luscious pulled meat just the right amount of irresistible zip.

This sensational 5-ingredient pot roast is hands down the easiest roast beef you'll ever make--you'll have the prep done faster than you can spell Mississippi.TipHero

This sensational 5-ingredient pot roast is hands down the easiest roast beef you'll ever make--you'll have the prep done faster than you can spell Mississippi.TipHero

Recipe adapted from The Hungry Housewife.