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Slow Cooker Mississippi Pork Roast

This easy recipe for Slow Cooker Mississippi Pork Roast is a great alternative to beef pot roast or Mississippi chicken. Use it in tacos, burritos, or put it on top of mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower. While it’s naturally low carb, Whole30 & Paleo options are included! 

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Can you make Mississippi roast with pork? Absolutely! While most variations of this recipe use pot roast or chicken, using pork is a more budget friendly way to get the same flavors of a Mississippi pot roast for a fraction of the price and will feed the whole family with leftovers!

💗Recipe Highlights

  • Pork roast is often cheaper than beef roast making it budget friendly and easy to find at your local grocery store. 
  • It makes a lot of pulled pork that can be used in a variety of different meals. 
  • This easy pork dish is made with few ingredients that are simple and easy to find.
  • Can easily be made to fit a Paleo or Whole30 lifestyle. 
  • This protein freezes well making it great to make in batches for meal prep.
  • It’s an easy crockpot dump and go meal if you don’t brown the meat beforehand.

🐖Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Pork Loin: You can use a variety of different cuts of pork for this recipe. I used pork loin but you could also use pork butt, pork shoulder roast, pork chops or even a lean pork tenderloin.
  • Ranch Dressing Mix: One packet of ranch seasoning will give the pork so much flavor but feel free to use my recipe for homemade ranch seasoning mix
  • Au Jus Seasoning Packet or Brown Gravy Mix: This will help give the pork a deep umami flavor and help flavor the juices well. 
  • Onion: This gets placed in with the pork to give it a nice aromatic flavor as it slowly cooks.
  • Pepperoncini Peppers & Liquid: You’ll need a jar of pepperoncini for this recipe to give the pork loin a slightly spicy flavor and to help tenderize the meat. 
  • Stick of Butter or Ghee: This helps give a buttery flavor to the pork and helps soften the roast.
  • Avocado or Olive Oil: This is used to sear the pork before putting it in the crock pot though this step is optional if you need to save time! 

📖How To Make Mississippi Pork Roast

1️⃣ Remove your pork roast from it’s package and pat dry with paper towels. Cut into 4-6 large pieces. This helps the browning area become larger. If you are not browning your pork beforehand, you can skip this step.

2️⃣ In a large skillet, add 2 tbsp oil and sear the pork roast until they are golden brown on each side.

3️⃣ Place in a 6-quart slow cooker along with sliced onion. Sprinkle the ranch seasoning and Au Jus gravy seasoning over the pork pieces and toss with tongs to fully combine.

4️⃣ Drizzle the pepperoncini juice over the pork and add the pepperoncini peppers and butter on top.

5️⃣ Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.

6️⃣ Using two forks, shred the pork until it’s all pulled. Stir it into the juices and serve hot.

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🍲 Instant Pot Pork Roast

1️⃣ Remove your pork roast from it’s package and pat dry with paper towels. Cut into 4-6 large pieces. This helps the browning area become larger. If you are not browning your pork beforehand, you can skip this step.

2️⃣ Using the sauté function, add 2 tbsp oil and sear the pork roast until they are golden brown on each side. This may have to be completed in batches depending on the size of your pressure cooker.

3️⃣ Add in the sliced onion and toss together, Sprinkle the ranch seasoning and Au Jus gravy seasoning over the pork pieces and toss with tongs to fully combine.

4️⃣ Drizzle the pepperoncini juice over the pork and add the pepperoncini peppers and butter on top.

5️⃣ Pressure cook on manual HIGH for 90 minutes. Once finished, let the instant pot do a natural release before taking the lid off.

6️⃣ Using two forks, shred the pork until it’s all pulled. Stir it into the juices and serve hot.

🍎 Paleo & Whole30 Mississippi Pork Roast

In order to make this recipe compliant with a Paleo and Whole30 lifestyle, make the following swaps:

  • Replace Ranch Packet With 2 tbsp of this Homemade Ranch Seasoning.
  • Replace Au Jus Packet with 3 tbsp Coconut Aminos and 1 tbsp Dried Minced Onion
  • Replace Butter Tablespoon for Tablespoon with Ghee
  • Adjust with Salt & Pepper as necessary.

🍽What To Serve With Mississippi Pork Roast

There are so many ways you can use this tender pork roast. Add it to a bun to make it a sandwich, use it for tacos, burritos, or even nachos. It also makes a great protein served over rice, vegetables or any cooked grain.

FAQ

Can I make this with vegetables?

Yes! You can chop up some potatoes, carrots, onion and celery and place on the bottom before adding the pork if you are using a slow cooker just like a pot roast. Add one cup of water or stock to the bottom to help the vegetables cook evenly. 

Can I make this in a Ninja Foodi?

Absolutely! The ninja foodi functions as a pressure cooker and will also sauté the pork all in the same pot.

Do you put water in the slow cooker with pork?

Generally, at least a ½ cup of liquid is needed to keep the pork from burning. The pepperoncini juice in this recipe takes care of that. 

How long does pork take to cook in a slow cooker?

A 3-4lb roast will take about 6-8 hours on low depending on how hot your crockpot gets.

Why is my Mississippi Roast Tough?

Generally when your roast is too tough, it means it was cooked at a temperature that was too high and too fast. Roasts are best cooked low and slow.

Can you overcook a roast in a slow cooker?

It may not technically overcook, but there is a point where cooking a roast too long will break down the protein and muscle fibers too much causing the meat to become very mushy.

Is it better to cook a roast slow or fast?

It is much better to cook a roast at a low temperature very slowly. This allows the connective tissue and collagen to break down that is naturally tough. The result is a tender and juicy meat.

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Slow Cooker Mississippi Pork Roast

This easy recipe for slow cooker Mississippi Pork Roast is a great alternative to beef pot roast. It can be made in your crock pot, instant pot. It’s made with simple ingredients and is a great way to spice up a weeknight dinner. Use it in tacos, burritos, or put it on top of mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower. While it’s naturally low carb, Whole30 & Paleo options are included!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 348kcal

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lbs Pork Roast Boston butt, pork shoulder or pork loin
  • 1 large Onion cut in 2 inch slices
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1 packet Ranch Seasoning
  • 1 packet Au Jus Seasoning
  • 10 Pepperoncini’s
  • 6 oz Pepperoncini Juice

Instructions

  • Remove your pork roast from it’s package and pat dry with paper towels. Cut into 4-6 large pieces. This helps the browning area become larger. If you are not browning your pork beforehand, you can skip this step.
  • In a large skillet, add 2 tbsp oil and sear the pork roast until they are golden brown on each side.
  • Place in a 6-quart slow cooker along with sliced onion. Sprinkle the ranch seasoning and Au Jus gravy seasoning over the pork pieces and toss with tongs to fully combine.
  • Drizzle the pepperoncini juice over the pork and add the pepperoncini peppers and butter on top.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
  • Using two forks, shred the pork until it’s all pulled. Stir it into the juices and serve hot.

Notes

Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Remove your pork roast from it’s package and pat dry with paper towels. Cut into 4-6 large pieces. This helps the browning area become larger. If you are not browning your pork beforehand, you can skip this step.
  2. Using the saute function, add 2 tbsp oil and sear the pork roast until they are golden brown on each side. This may have to be completed in batches depending on the size of your pressure cooker.
  3. Add in the sliced onion and toss together, Sprinkle the ranch seasoning and Au Jus gravy seasoning over the pork pieces and toss with tongs to fully combine.
  4. Drizzle the pepperoncini juice over the pork and add the pepperoncini peppers and butter on top.
  5. Pressure cook on manual HIGH for 90 minutes. Once finished, let the instant pot do a natural release before taking the lid off.
  6. Using two forks, shred the pork until it’s all pulled. Stir it into the juices and serve hot.

Paleo & Whole30 Mississippi Pork Roast

In order to make this recipe compliant with a Paleo and Whole30 lifestyle, make the following swaps:
  • Replace Ranch Packet With 2 tbsp of this Homemade Ranch Seasoning.
  • Replace Au Jus Packet with 3 tbsp Coconut Aminos and 1 tbsp Dried Minced Onion
  • Replace Butter Tablespoon for Tablespoon with Ghee
  • Adjust with Salt & Pepper as necessary.

Nutrition

Calories: 348kcal

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    What an awesome recipe!! We can’t have pork at our house so I used a beef roast. So tender and perfect. Thanks so much for providing these wonderful recipes!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness! Made the crockpot version and was seriously one of the best meals ever. Served it over mashed red potatoes. So, so good!! Definitely a keeper.

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