This Smoked Mississippi Pot Roast is a mouth-watering pot roast that’ll make the most amazing Sunday dinner for your family. Added ingredients like pepperoncinis and ranch seasoning add the best flavor and make this Mississippi pot roast a must-try.
Best Mississippi Pot Roast
This recipe is a smoky twist on a classic pulled beef pot roast. And what, might you ask, makes this the BEST Mississippi pot roast? It’s the best when it’s cooked on the smoker! It’s like the ultimate comfort food and good BBQ had a delicious roast baby. Stick a cape on this pot roast; it’s a freaking dinner superhero.
Mississippi Pot Roast with Potatoes
While this pot roast recipe does not cook the roast with vegetables such as potatoes, you can still cook up some potatoes separately (how about my recipe for Smoked Baked Potatoes?)
Yum! you can add whatever veggies you want. I recommend eating this pot roast with baby potatoes, carrots, or celery, but go with whatever floats your boat. If you want to add vegetables to cook with your roast, add them to the pan with the meat during the last 2 hours of the cook. Keep an eye on your vegetables and remove them if they begin to get too soft.
Mississippi Pot Roast Ingredients
Classic Mississippi pot roast is made with some unique ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need to pick up to make your own pot roast:
- 3-4 Pound chuck roast
- 2 teaspoons Hey Grill Hey Beef Seasoning
- 1-ounce packet dry ranch seasoning
- 1-ounce packet au jus gravy mix
- 16-ounce jar sliced (or whole) pepperoncinis
- 1 small yellow onion
- 1/2 cup butter
As odd as all these ingredients sound, it all comes together to make the most delicious pot roast ever.
Quick note: If you use sliced pepperoncinis in your roast, they will be mixed in with the meat once you shred them. If you choose to use whole pepperoncinis, you can pick them out prior to shredding. Decide whether you and your guests want to eat these pepperoncinis prior to cooking so you can decide what type to purchase.
Tips for Making Smoked Mississippi Pot Roast
If you’re planning on trying out this recipe for smoked Mississippi pot roast, here are a few tips to keep in mind to help you get the best-tasting roast possible:
- Buy a well-marbled chuck roast. While you’re at the store, make sure to purchase a chuck roast that is well-marbled and fresh. The added fat content will help in the smoke process so your meat stays tender and juicy. Aim to purchase a 3-4 pound roast (this should feed around 6 people). You can always adjust the recipe as needed to feed your family if you need a slightly smaller or larger roast, remembering that the cook time will vary.
- Choose your own seasoning level. The seasoning, au jus, and ranch packet all have salt as an ingredient. Add in the jar of pepperoncinis and the brining liquid and it can get strong and salty. If you like a lower sodium alternative, use low sodium au jus mix and only a half jar of the pepperoncinis. Add in 1/2 cup of water to the pan before braising.
- Make ahead and take with you for a party. This pot roast is a great entree to take to potlucks or dinners away from home. Simply prepare as specified in the recipe card below and wait to shred the meat when you arrive at your destination. It’ll stay hot for an hour, so that should give you plenty of time to travel, shred, and serve.
- Get creative! This Mississippi pot roast can be eaten and enjoyed in a variety of ways. While it tastes amazing as-is, you can also serve it over rice, mashed potatoes, or with a variety of cooked veggies (like potatoes and carrots). You can also try it on a crispy broiled bun and dip it in extra au jus for the best french dip sandwich ever.
More Chuck Roast Recipes
Chuck roast makes a great dinner, and there are a variety of ways to cook it on the smoker. Check out my favorite chuck roast recipes below:
Smoked Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe
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Smoked Mississippi Pot Roast
- 1 3-4 pound chuck roast
- 2 teaspoons Hey Grill Hey Beef Seasoning
- 1 1-ounce packet dry ranch seasoning
- 1 1-ounce packed au jus gravy mix
- 1 16-ounce jar whole or sliced pepperoncinis
- 1 small yellow onion (sliced)
- ½ cup butter (cut into tablespoons)
- Turn on the smoker. Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F.
- Prep the Roast. Season the roast on all sides with Hey Grill Hey Beef Seasoning or equal parts salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Smoke the pot roast. Place the roast on your smoker and smoke for 3 hours.
- Transfer to a Dutch oven. Transfer the roast to a large Dutch oven (with a lid) or a disposable aluminum pan. Place the roast on top of the onion, and pour the ranch seasoning, au jus mix, and the full jar of pepperoncinis in the pan. Top with the butter.
- Finish smoking in the Dutch oven. Cover the pan with the lid or foil and return to the smoker for an additional 6-8 hours, or until the internal temperature of the roast reads about 205 degrees F and the meat shreds easily with a fork.
- Shred and serve. Shred the meat in the pan with all of the juices. Discard any gristle,