Slow Cooker Mississippi Pork Roast: Soulful Comfort for the Whole Family

Jan 10, 2024 / MIN READ

Looking for a recipe that's great for friends and family? When spending a chilly night with loved ones, you can't go wrong with a slow cooker Mississippi pork roast. We're exploring the secrets behind bringing this mouthwatering dish to life while offering helpful hints and addressing the most commonly asked questions for the best results.

Read on to learn more.

Embrace ease and a taste of Southern comfort

A Mississippi pot roast embodies both ease and unparalleled flavor — perfect for enjoying with loved ones around the dinner table. Named after the state it hails from and renowned for its effortless preparation, this main dish captures the essence of Southern cooking at its finest. Its tangy, savory and slightly spicy flavors blend harmoniously in every bite, carrying a legacy steeped in Southern culinary traditions. Plus, a slow cooker recipe makes the process even simpler, so you can spend less time in the kitchen.

A step-by-step guide to perfecting slow cooker Mississippi pork roast

  • Serves: 4-8
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 6 hours


  • 2 packs of Hatfield® Tuscan Herb Boneless Pork Roast.
  • 6 pepperoncini peppers.
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil.
  • 1 packet of ranch dressing mix.
  • 1 packet of dry onion soup mix.
  • ½ cup (1 stick) of butter.
  • Salt and pepper, to taste.

Preparing this Mississippi pot roast recipe

  • Step 1: Heat a large skillet on high, then add oil. Note: if you have a slow cooker or a Crock Pot that has a sauté setting, you can complete the first step in your pot.
  • Step 2: Pat dry both sides of the boneless pork roast using a paper towel. Once the skillet is nice and hot you can sear the roast quickly on both sides.
  • Step 3: Cook the roast for 2-3 minutes until it turns golden brown. Flip the meat using tongs and sear the other side for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Step 4: Now you can transfer the seared roast into your slow cooker or Crock Pot. Sprinkle packets of dry ranch dressing and onion soup mixes over the roast. Add a stick of butter and arrange the pepperoncini peppers around the roast.
  • Step 5: Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. After this time, shred the meat using two forks.
  • Step 6: Remove any large fatty pieces you find and return the shredded pork to the pot. Mix the pulled pork well in the slow cooker juices to coat.
  • Step 7: Finally, serve your pulled pork and pepperoncini peppers over mashed potatoes and gravy or rice, or make a sandwich by layering it with cheese on a roll.
A Mississippi pot roast sandwich with cheese sits on a wooden serving platterServe your pot roast as a sandwich by layering it with cheese on a roll.

Ready to get started? Head to your local grocery store to pick up your favorite Hatfield® pork products today!

Essential tips for the best results

Discover the top tips for slow cooking pork roast to perfection:

Making the most of your leftovers

If you find yourself with leftovers from this slow cooker recipe, here's what you need to know to store and reheat them properly:

  • Storing: Place what's left of your main dish in an airtight container before refrigerating. This will stay fresh for up to three to four days, ensuring they're still flavorsome when you're ready for round two.
  • Freezing: To prolong the lifespan of your meals, you can opt for a freezer-safe bag or container to store your leftovers in the freezer. This is the best way to prevent freezer burn and keep your food tasting great for two to three months.
  • Reheating: Once you're ready to reheat your leftovers, use a microwave, stovetop or the oven — depending on whether you're looking for convenience or an evenly heated dish. Don't forget to add a splash of liquid while reheating to maintain moisture.

What to serve with a Mississippi roast

Because the rich flavors complement tender pork, a Mississippi roast is typically served over fluffy mashed potatoes. However, when it comes to serving this pot roast, your options are practically endless. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Buttered cornbread for a delightful contrast to savory roast.
  • Collard greens seasoned with bacon or ham for an earthy accompaniment.
  • A medley of roasted vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
  • Tangy and crunchy coleslaw for a refreshing contrast to rich pork.
  • Baked macaroni and cheese as a comforting side.
  • Sweet and savory corn casserole.
  • Freshly baked biscuits or soft dinner rolls.
  • A light and tangy salad with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes and a simple vinaigrette.

Addressing Mississippi pork roast FAQs

Before diving in, we're answering some of the most commonly asked questions you might run into throughout the process:

Are there other popular recipe variations to consider?

There are countless variations of Mississippi boneless pork roast to consider, depending on the unique flavor profile you're trying to achieve. Some opt to make a Mississippi chicken or beef chuck roast, or even a vegetarian version utilizing cauliflower or potatoes with similar seasoning combinations. You might also try adjusting the seasoning — such as adding garlic powder, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce or different kinds of peppers — or choosing your favorite pre-marinated pork roast for an exciting spin on this beloved Southern classic.

Can I use other cuts of pork for this recipe?

While our favorite recipe calls for pork roast, other cuts can be used as well. Pork shoulder or pork butt are great options for their tenderness and flavor. Pork loin or pork tenderloin, on the other hand, are both leaner cuts that will likely require shorter cooking times to prevent dryness. You can experiment with different selections to achieve new textures and flavors and ensure a personalized touch to this dish — all while staying true to its essence.

Why should I start with a pre-marinated option?

Starting with pre-marinated pork is a great option to simplify your cooking process, saving you time in the kitchen while ensuring a delectable outcome every time. A pre-marinated pork roast, like Hatfield® Texas Smokehouse Boneless Pork Roast, comes expertly seasoned to enhance the dish with a blend of mouthwatering flavors from the get-go. If you or your family are operating on a busy schedule, pre-seasoned pork eliminates the need for extensive prep work — providing a delicious and hassle-free experience for both novice and experienced cooks.

Do I have to sear the meat before putting it in the slow cooker?

It's not mandatory to sear the meat before slow cooking but it does add depth of flavor. Essentially, it enhances the richness of the dish but it's completely fine to skip this step if you're running low on time.

Can I adjust the level of spiciness in the dish?

You can easily adjust the spiciness of your Mississippi pork roast by changing the number of pepperoncini peppers you use or adjusting the amount of pepperoncini juice incorporated into the dish. That way, you can tailor this dish to the spice and flavor preferences of your household.

Elevate your Mississippi roast experience with pork from Hatfield®

Once you're ready to get started, Hatfield® makes it simple to elevate your Mississippi roast to unparalleled heights and experience culinary excellence. Explore a range of high-quality, pre-marinated pork products that ensure a hassle-free cooking process with expertly infused flavors — from Hatfield® Tuscan Herb Boneless Pork Roast to Hatfield® Touch of Sea Salt Pork Loin Filet and beyond. Premium, pre-seasoned options streamline your dinnertime preparation process, enhance the dish's depth and guarantee consistently delicious results worthy of any dining occasion.

To embrace the convenience and reliability of Hatfield® and transform your Mississippi pork roast cooking experience, head to your local grocery store to pick up your favorite Hatfield® pork products today!