Need a meal that's savory, flavorful and perfect for a cooler day? I've got you covered with this Mississippi Pork Roast recipe! You'll only need 5 minutes of preparation time before you throw it in the crockpot!
Why you'll love this recipe
Mississippi Pork Roast has a unique but balanced flavor profile, with the tanginess of the pepperoncini peppers, flavors of savory ranch and the rich flavors of pork.
Super easy preparation makes this an easy recipe the whole family will love. Plus, it makes the whole house smell good. If there's a people-pleasing recipe, this is it!
It's also versatile enough to be a field meal during harvest. You can serve it up for supper paired with some no drain Instant pot mashed potatoes or twice baked mashed potatoes. Or, pile it up on hamburger buns as a meal on the go.
To make this, you will only need to gather five ingredients!
- Pork tenderloin - This meat is juicy and full of flavor! When you're at the store next, buy pork tenderloin and you can freeze it and thaw when you are ready to make this recipe. Tip: Another easy pork recipe you'd like is my pork tenderloin sheet pan meal and air fryer pork loin.
- Brown gravy mix - Brown gravy mix serves as the thickening element of this dish, making it hearty.
- Dry ranch mix - A package of ranch dressing makes this recipe simpler, because you'll get some herb flavors through this mix without having to measure out garlic powder, onion powder, dill or parsley.
- Pepperoncinis - Don't be scared of these! They are not spicy, they just add a lot of flavor and juice to the meat.
- Butter - Easy enough, right? You probably already have butter on hand, and this will ensure that your recipe is creamy and remains moist.
See recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
If you don't have pepperoncinis on hand, or would prefer a different flavor profile, you can use banana peppers or bell peppers. This will make the recipe taste a little different, because of the flavor that the pepperoncinis bring!
Consider using a different cut of pork if you don't have time to make a trip to the store. Pork shoulder roast, pork butt roast and other types of cuts with higher fats content work best!
See this pork fajita recipe for another quick and easy meal.
How to make Mississippi Pork Roast
I love a good crockpot dump recipe. This is all about putting the ingredients straight into the crockpot!
Step #1: Place tenderloins in Crockpot, add ranch and gravy packets over the pork. Add pepperoncini, juice and butter. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high. Make sure the pork reaches 145°F. Transfer from the pot to a rimmed pan.
Step #2: Shred the pork using forks. Then return to slow cooker and all its juicy glory, and enjoy!
Tip: Mississippi pork roast should cook up tender meat that is easy to shred. If the pork meat is tough, this means it hasn't been cooked long enough in the slow cooker.
Here are a few ideas to spice up your pork roast.
Mexican-inspired: Replace ranch seasoning with taco seasoning and serve over rice or tortilla, with guacamole and sour cream.
Hawaiian Style: Add pineapple, pineapple juice and brown sugar to put a Hawaiian spin on the recipe.
Spicy: Looking for some more kick? Add some jalapenos!
If you have leftover meat, use it to make quesadillas for lunches and easy meals. Make sure to drain the juice before you make quesadillas, so it doesn't get soggy!
It is very difficult to overcook pork. Possible, but unlikely! It's more likely that you will need to let it cook longer, if anything.
Yes, you can put raw pork into the slow cooker. Just make sure that it's fully thawed if you're taking it out of the freezer!
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Mississippi Pork Roast
- 2-3 pounds pork tenderloin
- 1 ounce packet dry ranch dressing mix
- 1 ounce packet brown gravy mix
- 1 cup pepperoncini peppers with the juice
- 1 stick butter
- Place the pork in your slow cooker, then add the contents of the ranch and gravy packets over the pork roast.
- Add the pepperoncini and their juices, and the stick of butter.
- Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 4-6 hours. Cook pork to a temperature of 145°F when measured with a digital meat thermometer. Remove the roast to a rimmed pan.
- Shred the meat with two forks and return shredded pork to the juices in the slow cooker.