Gluten free Mississippi pot roast is a set and forget recipe! All you need is a couple of minutes of time to place everything in the slow cooker, then and and forget until dinner time! (Gluten free option, dairy free option, egg free, nut free, soy free, FODMAP)
A Simple Flavorful Pot Roast Recipe
I am not a fan of shredding meat and I love that once cooked the roast falls apart in fork tender goodness! It’s incredibly delicious and tastes absolutely amazing. It’s simple to make too. In your slow cooker place your pot roast, ranch seasoning packet, au jus packet, butter and pepperocini and then set on low! When you get back at night you have a melt in your mouth pot roast waiting!
The ingredient list is so simple:
- Pot roast
- Ranch seasoning packet
- Au Jus packet
Don’t shy away thinking you CAN’T have this recipe! Because you can! If you need to make substitutions for any reason I’ve got you covered! (may contain affiliate links)
- Dairy free: For the butter simply substitute dairy free butter if needed. And if you need a dairy free ranch seasoning packet, there are some really good tasting ones on the market now. Click on the link below to see our favorite dairy free substitute!
- Gluten free: Au Jus packets generally aren’t considered gluten free. BUT there are plenty of great au jus packets on the market now that will work! I listed one below for you!
- FODMAP: For those of you who suffer from stomach ailments, you can substitute gluten free au jus packets and dairy free ranch dressing packets if needed. I couldn’t find any information on pepperocini’s being okay on the stomach so I had the pepperocini’s cook in the slow cooker and then removed them after cooking.
You will want this roast to cook on low all day. DO NOT COOK THIS ROAST ON HIGH IN THE SLOW COOKER! It really needs a good 8-10 hours to cook to become tender.
What can you pair with Mississippi pot roast?
- Place it on top of mashed potatoes
- Or place it on top of a bed of rice.
- Make sandwiches out of it
You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days and reheat. Or place your cooked and shredded pot roast in an airtight freezer bag and freeze for up to two months. Just reheat when you’re ready!
Types of Meat
There are several good quality types of meat you can use:
- Sirloin tip
- Rump roast
- Chuck roast
Do I need any liquid?
Nope! It’s fine the way it is! The juices from the meat will start to break apart as it cooks making for a nice tender roast.
What if my meat came out tough?
Most likely the cause is trying to cook the meat too quickly, or not giving the meat enough time to cook to become tender.
Gluten Free Mississippi Pot Roast
- 4 lb pot roast
- 1 packet (2 tbsp) ranch dressing packet
- 1 packet (2 tbsp) au jus gravy mix packet
- 5-6 whole pepperoncini peppers
- ¼ cup (4 tbsp) butter
- Place the roast in the slow cooker. Sprinkle the top of the roast evenly with the ranch dressing packet and the au jus gravy packet. Cut butter into bite sized pieces and arrange on the top of the roast. Place pepperocini on top of the roast.
- Cook on low heat for 8-10 hours. Serve with noodles or rice or as a sandwich.