Mississippi Pot Roast

This is the recipe that rocked reddit, coming our way via Today (believe it or not). It takes just minutes with almost no prep (use a slow cooker liner for no cleanup), and the leftovers can be used for sandwiches or nachos or eggs. If you like a thicker gravy, combine the dripping with flour/starch, or just enjoy the thinner jus.


  • 3-4 lbs chuck roast

  • 1 packet ranch mix

  • 1 packet au jus gravy mix

  • 1 stick butter

  • 1 jar pepperoncinis (or 2)


  • In your slow cooker, add the roast and top with both packet mixes, a stick of butter (sliced into a few chunks), and a jar (or 2) of pepperoncini peppers (the more the better, drained)

  • Cook for 6-8 hours on low

  • Serve with salt & vinegar potatoes