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Mississippi Pot Roast
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5 from 6 votes

Mississippi Pot Roast

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking


  • 1 (3 lb) chuck roast
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (1 oz packet) dry ranch dressing seasoning mix
  • 1 (1 oz packet) au jus gravy mix
  • 7-8 pepperoncini peppers
  • 3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced


  • Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
  • Season the entire chuck roast with freshly cracked black pepper, to taste. 
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the roast and lightly sear on all sides, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Add 1/2 cup water to the Dutch oven then sprinkle in the ranch seasoning and au jus packet seasoning. 
  • Add the remaining five tablespoons of butter around the roast. 
  • Place the pepperoncini peppers and sliced garlic around the roast. 
  • Cover with tight-fitting lid and place into the oven to slowly bake for 4 hours, flipping the roast halfway through cooking, until the meat is tender and falling apart.
  • Remove from the oven allow to cool for a bit. Remove any bits of fat then shred the meat with two forks. Serve. Enjoy!