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Slow Cooker Mississippi Pork Roast is a savory, sweet and spicy pork roast that is tender to the touch and falls apart with ease. It takes minutes to prepare and can be paired with a variety of sides. Your family will fall in love with this incredibly flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth dinner!

I love a delicious roast! It’s my go to- meal whenever I need to impress guests, feed a crowd, or just have some delicious home-cooked food! Make this delicious roast with these rolls, these yummy mashed potatoes, and these delicious Brussel sprouts, and you will have a simple and easy meal that everyone will love!

Pork roast on a plate with mashed potatoes.

Slow Cooker Mississippi Pork Roast

I have fallen in love with this pork roast recipe. It is tender, juicy, and has all the flavor you need. It turned out perfect in the slow cooker, and I am here to tell you it was one of the best meals that I have ever made. Since making this recipe a couple of weeks ago, I have already made it again… Twice!

One of the best parts about this meal is that it is so incredibly easy. It takes less than 5 minutes to put everything in the slow cooker, and within minutes, it is ready for dinner. This tender, melt-in-your-mouth pork has a flavor that is to die for. Mississippi Roast usually calls for beef roast, but I love that you can always swap it out for pork. Not to mention, the leftovers are fantastic! Use them on top of some nachos, in a sandwich, or make yourself some tacos with the extra meat!

Ingredients in Mississippi Pork Roast

Simplify your life by using marinated fresh pork. It comes in a wide assortment of mouthwatering flavors, including; Roasted Garlic and Herb, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sweet Teriyaki, and Slow Smoked Mesquite. It also comes in a wide variety of cuts, including; loin filets, chops, ribs, sirloins, and tenderloins.

  • Pork Roast: I like to get a roast that is already marinated and ready to go so that I can get to cooking it right away!
  • Ranch Seasoning: This adds just the right fresh flavor and creates a delicious taste.
  • Au Jus Gravy Mix: The au jus mix adds to the ranch and makes it so that as the post cookies, it tasks on additional flavor.
  • Butter: I used unsalted butter in this recipe.
  • Pepperoncini Peppers: Once the roast is done cooking, you can discard the peppers.

Let’s Cook a Roast!

This is a meal where you put all of the ingredients in the slow cooker, set it, and forget it! This Mississippi pork roast cooks to perfection and is so simple. This will be your new go-to family meal!

  • Add to Crockpot: Add pork roast to the slow cooker. Sprinkle ranch and au jus packages on top. Top with butter and peppers.
  • Cook: Cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Shred: Remove the pepperoncini peppers, shred the meat with a fork and serve.
Smithfield pork roast in wrapper.

What Temperature to Cook a Pork Roast

The National Pork Board recommends cooking pork chops, Mississippi pork roasts, and tenderloins to an internal temperature between 145 degrees Fahrenheit (medium rare) and 160 degrees Fahrenheit (medium), followed by a 3-minute rest. Since large cuts increase in temperature by about 10 degrees Fahrenheit while resting, remove them from the heat at 150 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 10-minute rest.

Finished pork roast in crock pot.

How to Store Leftovers

If you have leftovers from this meal, then consider yourself lucky! The leftovers can be used in just about anything (I really loved them in a good sandwich or some tacos).

  • In the Refrigerator: Once your roast has cooled, then you can place it in an airtight container and store it in your fridge. It will last for about 3-4 days.
  • To Reheat: You can easily warm this up in the microwave just before serving!
Pork roast on a plate with mashed potatoes.

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Slow Cooker Mississippi Pork Roast

4.86 from 14 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
Slow Cooker Mississippi Pork Roast is a savory, sweet and spicy pork roast that is tender to the touch and falls apart with ease. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 People


  • 2 pounds marinated fresh pork roast
  • 1 packet ranch seasonings
  • 1 packet au jus gravy mix
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 8-10 pepperoncini peppers


  • Add pork roast to the slow cooker. Sprinkle ranch and au jus packages on top. Top with butter and peppers.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Shred with a fork and serve.



*If you are not a fan of peppers, you do not have to eat them, but they are great to add flavor during the cooking process.
Originally Posted on March 25, 2019
Updated on December 2, 2022


Calories: 84kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 0.3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 413mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 281IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    I don’t like pork and I didn’t think my bf did either. I was gifted a pork roast and tried to find a recipe that would cover up the porky flavor. This did not do that. Was very obviously pork and after 6 hours in the slow cooker was fall-apart tender. Turns out bf LOVED it! And he doesn’t ‘love’ any food! Just not food motivated yet pretty picky. This he ate for supper, for breakfast and then for supper again! That does. not. happen.
    I did add a little chicken broth so I could make gravy at the end, but made sure to start with the seasonings and butter on top of the roast. Served it with egg noodles because I wasn’t sure what to do with it! 🙂 Suggestions are welcome!

    Thank you, Alyssa, for making my life a little easier!

    1. Hello! The number of peppers is listed on the recipe card at the bottom of the post. You use 8-10 pepperoncini peppers.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this today and it was wonderful. I thought I had an au jus packet but realized I did not, so I substituted a packet of Lipton onion soup mix since that was an alternative when I googled it. I also added some smoked garlic powder. It was so delicious and I already bought a packet of au jus powder so I can try it again with the original recipe. Definitely a keeper 🙂

      1. I haven’t tried this in an instant pot. I recommend using a slow cooker so that the meat really has time to absorb all of the flavors and get tender.

      2. 5 stars
        I made this but also added 1 package of dry onion soup mix along with baby carrots and little gold potatoes and used 1 stick of unsalted butter sliced and topped with some parsley other than all that I followed the recipe though I cooked it for like 8 hours instead of 6. It was so darn delicious.

  3. 5 stars
    This looks delicious! I don’t see meat here very often, so this was a real treat for a meat lover like me!!

  4. Could I use sliced deli Pepperoncini and add some of the liquid instead of all the butter. It’s great without the butter with chicken thighs