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Zesty Pot Roast

I learned about Mississippi pot roast a few years ago and that is the only way I cook my roast. What is a Mississippi pot roast? Mississippi pot roast is a roast that is slow cooked in a crock pot along with a stick of butter, a packet of ranch mix, a packet of au jus gravy and pepperoncini. Its a meal that you can easily drop into the crock pot on the way to work and when you get home cook some noodles and add some carrots, celery and onions.

This recipe came about because the wife bought a pack of zesty ranch seasoning mix. I really did not know what to do with it since I am not a big fan of dip mixes and I make and sell my own ranch seasoning which is so much better (yes that was a shameless plug). So instead of using my ranch mix I decided to use the zesty ranch mix and it really kicked up the flavor. It got me thinking about making a Habanero Ranch mix (another plug).

Zesty Pot Roast

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pot Roast


  • 1 3-5 lbs chuck roast
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 packet Fiesta Ranch dip mix
  • 1 packet au jus gravy mix
  • 5-6 pepperoncini peppers


  1. Turn crock pot on low and add the roast. Sprinkle the fiesta ranch and au jus gravy mixes on the top of the roast add the peppers on top along with the stick of butter.

  2. Cook on low for 8 hours and serve on top of mashed potatoes or noodles

I like to add some carrots, celery and onions to my roast. If you do add the vegetables add them about two hours prior to serving. Thanks for stopping by Life44…live, laugh, love & learn.

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