When you need an easy keto crockpot recipe, it doesn’t get any more delicious or effortless than the original Mississippi Pot Roast! This low carb lazy Sunday recipe only calls for 5 ingredients and is always a hit!
As a born and bred Southern girl, I was raised on Mississippi Pot Roast. Now, at the time I had no idea I was consuming an easy keto crockpot recipe. Y’all know I have to remind my mom how to pronounce keto every time I talk to her. A roast was one of our family favorites because
A) It’s divine
B) Mom worked full-time, so the crockpot was her jam!
History of The Original Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe
Wondering how Mississippi plays into the pot roast game?
Well, here’s what happened.
A fabulous Southern lady by the name of Robin Chapman from Ripley, Mississippi created the original Mississippi Pot Roast recipe back in the nineties one day as a variation of her Aunt’s recipe. It called for Italian seasonings that Robin felt were a little too spicy for a family dinner with kids.
By the way, Ripley is just down the road from me and hosts one of the oldest outdoor flea markets in the United States appropriately named First Monday as it’s held the weekend before the first Monday of every month. You can find everything from puppies to crystal chandeliers to vintage silver. It’s a thing & if you’re ever in the area you ought to drop by! Anyway, back to the story.
How Mississippi Pot Roast Went Viral
That recipe would have stayed secret in the Chapman family vault forever if it hadn’t been Robin’s lifelong friend, Karen Farese and the Beech Hill Church of Christ Cookbook. See, in the South church cookbooks are a big deal. Everybody knows you don’t submit any old recipe for the cookbook. Reputations are at stake. People talk. We take our food seriously here, folks.
Knowing she had a solid submission and permission, Karen added Robin’s recipe to the book as “Roast Beef.”
Well, it didn’t take long before church members started cooking up the crockpot classic and the news spread. As best I can tell the first blog that shared it was Laurie’s Life.
Laurie has family ties to Ripley through Beech Hill Church congregant Mrs. Judy Ward.
Then the recipe was picked up by Candis Berge on her blog, A Perfectly Lovely Ordinary Day. After the meal passed what Candis calls the husband test, she began calling the recipe Mississippi Pot Roast.
And it spread like wildfire!
Keto-Style Mississippi Pot Roast
If you’re on the keto diet like me, you may be wondering about these ingredients so I’m going to give you the low down now so you won’t have to google them later!
Pepperoncini Peppers (pep-per-awn-CHEE-nee)
Also known as Tuscan peppers, Pepperoncinis are mildly spiced chili peppers that are low in carbs and calories. Pepperoncinis are roughly about 50 times milder than jalapeños. They are easy to find in any grocery store, and you may use fresh picked or pickled in a jar! Just be sure to drain the juice before adding them to the crockpot!
The carb content in both the Ranch and Au Jus packets is 1 gram. Could you DIY these? Yes. Do you have to? No.
Here’s the deal: a chuck roast is the same thing as a pot roast. Now, there are other cuts of meat you can use for this recipe, but for the best results go with chuck! It’s a flavorful cut, and the meat/fat ratio works to your benefit. Fat = Flavor!
For a full low carb plate, serve Mississippi Pot Roast with loaded mashed cauliflower or low carb green beans. Shred the roast and make lettuce wraps for lunch with the leftovers if you have any!
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Deliciously tender Mississippi Pot Roast is the easiest keto crockpot recipe you’ll ever make with a unique flavor combining the simplest ingredients to provide Southern comfort soul food like no other! With a 5 minute prep time, this will be your new favorite family dinner!
- 3–4 Pound Beef Chuck Roast
- 1 1 oz Packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
- 1 1 oz Packet of Dry Au Jus Gravy
- 1 Stick of Real Salted Butter
- 1 Jar Pepperoncini Peppers (Drained)
- Place the roast in the crockpot and sprinkle the ranch seasoning over the top. You can try to make it an even layer, but you don’t have to!
- Next, sprinkle the au jus seasoning over the roast.
- All that’s left to do it put your stick of (real salted) butter on top & then add the whole jar of pepperoncini peppers.
- No water is necessary!
- And don’t add in oil. It just messes everything up!
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Recipe Notes: Because we ate this all the time, my mom put several different spins on this recipe you may also want to try! -Use Onion Soup Mix instead of Au Jus -Add sliced carrots, celery, & onion -Add Bay Leaves & Minced Garlic -If you’re entertaining or meal prepping you can double up by putting two roasts in the slow cooker & double the rest of the ingredients.
- Category: Keto
- Method: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker
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