Mississippi Pot Roast

Pot Roast 

Mississippi Pot Roast is one of the most simple, easiest versions of pot roast I have ever made. I had never  heard of this roast until I started a low carb journey, and, let me tell you, I was totally missing out! With only five simple ingredients,  you can throw together  this easy, family-friendly roast recipe  in no time. At the end of the day, the smell coming from your kitchen will draw in even your carb-eating family! The flavors in this recipe are fantastic! You will be making it over and over again this fall!

The Best Pot Roast of All Time

Mississippi Pot Roast is the most delicious pot roast you will EVER eat – and it’s low carb! Made with just five easy-to-find, simple ingredients and slow cooked in the crock-pot (or pressure cooker!) ), you are going to fall in love with this recipe – everyone in your home will request  it again and again! 

Pot Roast

Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t come up with this pot roast recipe. It’s a true classic that has floated  around for years, but that means it’s stood the test of time! It has made its way onto my list of recipes I can make anytime to please a group – or just for a comfy meal for Paul and I to enjoy with some cauliflower mash.

Pot Roast

What is a Mississippi Pot Roast?

This roast is a go-to for both busy weekdays and gatherings alike.It’s typically made with a chuck roast, which is inexpensive and easy to find in most stores. I find them on sale at my local Kroger, often during the fall and winter months, and I like to stock up! Chuck roast can be tough and difficult to work with, but cooking it low and slow for several hours will make it fall apart easily with a fork. . You will be impressed with how simple, yet delicious, your low carb meals can be. All you have to do is drop everything in the crock-pot and leave it alone for 8 hours – that’s it, no browning, no extra steps to prep!This recipe is so quick and straightforward, it’s sure to become a staple in your home like it has mine! 

 chuck roast


Pot Roast

You can actually make this roast with a pork butt, or even some chicken breasts. There are really no rules here and any meat would be tasty prepared this way!

Pot Roast recipe

Let’s Talk about Ingredients!

I used to always use these two packets for the Ranch Dressing Seasoning and the Au Jus Gravy Mix. They both work well, are affordable and available everywhere under any brand. They do have some less-great ingredients like maltodextrin, though. Maltodextrin is a starchy powder, which is added to many foods to improve their flavor, thickness, or shelf life. It also can cause insulin spikes, which is something we try to avoid on a keto or low carb diet.


ranch dressing mix

Over the years, I have tried to find better options for these two seasonings for this roast. So far, these are the two items I have found are just as wonderful and have a little bit better ingredients. Again, you can use whatever you have available!

Pot Roast ingredients




1. Put chuck roast in the crock pot

chuck roast

2. Sprinkle on the ranch and the au jus mix. If you are using Better than Beef Bouillon, I like to rub the roast with about a tablespoon of the seasoning paste.

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3. Cut up butter and put on top of the roast and seasonings.

Mississippi Pot Roast

4. Add pepperoncini – I do about 6 of them and add a splash of the juice from the jar.

Mississippi Pot Roast

5. Put the lid on the crock pot and set to low for 8 hours or high for 5 hours. You want the meat to fall apart when it is done. Discard any large piece of connective tissue or fat. SAVE THE LIQUID THOUGH!

Mississippi Pot Roast

We really like to have this with Cauliflower Mash. Both dishes can be heated up quickly and are so good as leftovers all week long!

Mississippi Pot Roast

Mississippi Pot Roast Gravy

You didn’t think I would let you make a roast with no gravy did you!? NEVER!

Mississippi Pot Roast Gravy



  • 1 cup liquid from the bottom of the Mississippi pot roast
  • 1 tbsp Almond Flour
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • Pinch of Xanthan Gum



-Heat up the butter in a small skillet. You want the butter to look frothy – that means it is the perfect temperature. Add the almond flour and stir until the almond flour and butter are mixed together and look more like a paste.

-Add the broth a little at a time and stir. If you add in all the broth at once, it may cause your almond flour and butter paste to become clumpy – you want a smooth gravy here!

-Once you have added all the broth, sprinkle the xanthan gum on top and whisk in. This will give it the best gravy consistency! If it is still more watery than you would like, let it cool some. The xanthan gum will continue to gel as it cools.

Mississippi Pot Roast



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  1. Avatar Polica on September 13, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous looking Mississippi Pot Roast! It’s one of my Fall favorites 💖

    • Samantha Marpe Samantha Marpe on September 15, 2020 at 1:10 pm

      Thank you so much Polica! Its one of our favorites too!

  2. Avatar Kasia on September 14, 2020 at 7:34 am

    Hi Sam!!!
    Thank you so much for this recipe, I’m ridiculously excited to make it. 🙂

    Question, are the peppers that you use pickled?

    Thanks so much,

  3. Avatar Christy Jackaon on October 5, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Made this dish tonight with roasted cabbage & mashed cauliflower…delicious dinner. Hoping this warms up well.

    • Samantha Marpe Samantha Marpe on October 6, 2020 at 10:47 am

      It is going to be so good the next day too!

  4. Avatar Adam on February 1, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Instructions for stove top or oven preparation?

    • Samantha Marpe Samantha Marpe on February 21, 2021 at 5:10 pm

      This is for the crock pot or a pot in the oven.

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