Mississippi Pot Roast

A classic dish – perfect for your slow cooker!

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Mississippi Pot Roast

A classic dish - perfect for your slow cooker!
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Serving: 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1.5-2kg roast beef
  • 1 x 30g sachet of traditional instant gravy mix
  • 1 x 28g sachet of dry ranch mix (or 30g of your own home made ranch mix blend - see notes)
  • 100g butter, cubed
  • 3 pickled chillies (see notes)


  • Place roast beef in 5L slow cooker
  • Sprinkle over dry gravy powder and dry ranch mix.
  • Top with butter squares and pickled chillies
  • Cook on low for 8hrs
  • Slice the roast then return to the gravy to coat
  • Serve with or without the chillies depending on your preference


  • This recipe is featured in our FAMILY FAVOURITES BOOK (book 6 in our series of 7) - available from the shop tab of this website
  • After years of seeing our American members talk about this recipe, I knew I had to try this for myself – and boy it did not disappoint! ?
  • The Hidden Valley dry ranch mix isn’t something Australian supermarkets sell but, like me, you can easily order it online to make this dish the way it’s intended. I purchased mine from HERE. Alternatively, you can make your own easy blend yourself (instructions below)
  • While the traditional recipe uses pepperoncino pickled peppers, which I also couldn’t get in Australia, I substituted with a mild pickled chili that was available in our mainstream supermarkets. While I did cook the recipe with the chillies, I discarded the actual chillies prior to serving to keep the spice level suitable for our little ones, but by all means leave them on your plate if you love chillies ?


  • ½ cup powdered milk powder
  • 2T dried parsley
  • 2 tsp dried dill
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Combine all and store in airtight container for up to 6months
  • 30g is equal to one purchased packet of ranch mix

1 thought on “Mississippi Pot Roast”

  1. Made this and it was amazing!!! Serve with mash and bread and butter to soak up the juices!
    I made my own ranch powder using buttermilk powder and also used pickled jalapeno and some liquid instead of mild chillies.

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