Mississippi Pot Roast

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There’s nothing quite like the comforting aroma of a slow-cooked pot roast filling your kitchen, and when it comes to pot roasts, the Mississippi Pot Roast recipe is a true standout. This mouthwatering dish is a fusion of flavors that blend together in perfect harmony, creating a melt-in-your-mouth experience like no other. If you’re looking for a hearty and flavorful meal that’s easy to prepare, you’re in for a treat with this Mississippi Pot Roast recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Mississippi Pot Roast

  • Unbeatable Flavor Fusion: The Mississippi Pot Roast is all about flavor, and it delivers in spades. The combination of tender chuck roast, zesty pepperoncini peppers, and creamy ranch dressing mix creates a mouthwatering fusion of savory, tangy, and creamy flavors that will have your taste buds singing.
  • Effortless Preparation: Despite its impressive taste, this recipe is remarkably easy to prepare. With just a few simple steps and minimal ingredients, you can create a restaurant-quality dish that will make you look like a culinary pro. It’s perfect for both novice cooks and seasoned chefs looking for a hassle-free meal option.
  • Perfectly Tender Meat: One of the key highlights of the Mississippi Pot Roast is the fall-apart tender chuck roast. Slow-cooked to perfection, the meat becomes incredibly tender and juicy, making each bite a flavorful delight. Whether you’re using a slow cooker or a Dutch oven, the result is sure to be a fork-tender masterpiece.

Ingredients You Need to Make This Mississippi Pot Roast

  • Chuck roast
  • Beef stock
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Pepperoncini peppers
  • Pepper juice
  • Ranch dressing mix
  • Onion
  • Olive oil
  • Cornstarch

What You Will Need to Make This Mississippi Pot Roast

  • Mixing Bowls 
  • Oven
  • Measuring Cups/Spoons 
  • Dutch Oven 

How to Make Mississippi Pot Roast

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. 
  2. In a small bowl, mix salt and pepper. Generously season the chuck roast, reserving some of the seasoning mix. 
  3. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium/high heat. Add olive oil, then sear the roast on all sides until a nice crust forms (about 5 minutes per side). 
  4. While browning the beef, add diced onion to sauté until almost translucent. 
  5. Add all the ingredients to the pot: beef stock, pepperoncini peppers, pepper juice, ranch dressing mix, and the reserved salt and pepper mixture. Cover with a lid. 
  6. Cook in the preheated oven until the roast is fork-tender, approximately 3-5 hours depending on the beef. 

To make the gravy: 

  1. Remove the roast and peppers from the pot. 
  2. Place the pot with the sauce back over medium heat. 
  3. In a small bowl, mix 1 tbsp cornstarch with 1/2 cup water. 
  4. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the boiling liquid in the pot, stirring continuously until it thickens. 

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use a slow cooker instead of a Dutch oven? 

Absolutely! This recipe can be adapted for a slow cooker. Simply follow the same steps for searing the roast and sautéing the onions in a separate skillet, then transfer everything to the slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until the roast is tender.

What can I serve with Mississippi Pot Roast?

Mississippi Pot Roast pairs wonderfully with a variety of sides. Classic choices include mashed potatoes, buttered corn, or steamed vegetables. You can also serve it on a bed of cooked egg noodles or rice for a heartier meal.

Can I adjust the level of spiciness in this recipe? 

Absolutely! The level of spiciness can be tailored to your preference. If you prefer a milder dish, reduce the number of pepperoncini peppers or omit them entirely. For a spicier kick, you can add more peppers or include some pepper juice for an extra punch.

Can I make this recipe in advance? 

Yes, you can! In fact, Mississippi Pot Roast tends to taste even better the next day as the flavors continue to meld. Simply refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container and reheat them when ready to enjoy.

Mississippi Pot Roast

Mississippi Pot Roast is a culinary gem that combines ease of preparation with exceptional flavor. Whether you're a busy home cook or simply looking for a delicious meal to satisfy your taste buds, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Gravy: 15 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 719kcal

Equipment

  • Oven
  • mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Dutch Oven

Ingredients

  • 3 lb chuck roast
  • 5 cups beef stock
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 6 pepperoncini peppers + 1/3 cup pepper juice
  • 2 tbsp ranch dressing mix
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, mix salt and pepper. Generously season the chuck roast, reserving some of the seasoning mix.
  • Heat a large Dutch oven over medium/high heat. Add olive oil, then sear the roast on all sides until a nice crust forms (about 5 minutes per side).
  • While browning the beef, add diced onion to sauté until almost translucent.
  • Add all the ingredients to the pot: beef stock, pepperoncini peppers, pepper juice, ranch dressing mix, and the reserved salt and pepper mixture. Cover with a lid.
  • Cook in the preheated oven until the roast is fork-tender, approximately 3-5 hours depending on the beef.

To make the gravy:

  • Remove the roast and peppers from the pot.
  • Place the pot with the sauce back over medium heat.
  • In a small bowl, mix 1 tbsp cornstarch with 1/2 cup water.
  • Pour the cornstarch mixture into the boiling liquid in the pot, stirring continuously until it thickens.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1plate | Calories: 719kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 72g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 235mg | Sodium: 2598mg | Potassium: 1770mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 8mg
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Mississippi Pot Roast is a culinary gem that combines ease of preparation with exceptional flavor. Whether you’re a busy home cook or simply looking for a delicious meal to satisfy your taste buds, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Give it a try and experience the joy of savoring a perfectly tender and flavorful pot roast that’s second to none.

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