CROCK-POT KETO POT ROAST RECIPE (MISSISSIPPI STYLE)

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This Slow Cooker Low Carb Keto Pot Roast Recipe is fork-tender and incredibly flavorful. It’s the ultimate comfort meal, much like a traditional Mississippi pot roast.

keto Mississippi pot roast on a white platter

Crock-Pot Keto Pot Roast Recipe (Mississippi Style)

My family loves pot roast. It’s such a yummy filling comfort food. Since I stay home with our four kids, slow cooker recipes that I can start in the morning and forget about the rest of the day make dinner easy. Our favorite keto slow cooker recipe has always been a delicious and easy pot roast. When we started eating keto, I decided to adapt the traditional Mississippi Pot Roast to make it more keto-friendly. If you prefer a different variety of spices, check out my Easy Mexican Pot Roast Crock Pot Recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mississippi Style Keto Pot Roast

WHY IS IT CALLED MISSISSIPPI-STYLE POT ROAST?

According to Google, the original recipe came out of Ripley, Mississippi, in the 1990s by Robin Chapman, who was looking to make a recipe her aunt made milder. The recipe was later contributed to a church cookbook by a friend, and the rest is history. If you prefer chicken over beef, give my Crock Pot Mississippi Chicken a try. 

HOW IS THE MISSISSIPPI POST-ROAST DIFFERENT THAN REGULAR POT ROAST?

This Keto Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe is naturally low carb as there are no potatoes and carrots. The stars of the show that set it apart from the rest are a stick of butter, ranch dressing mix, and pepperoncini peppers. The traditional recipe also calls for a packet of gravy mix, but I omitted that for a keto version. If you are strict keto and prefer not to use a packet of ranch dressing mix, there are lots of recipes on Pinterest for homemade ranch dressing mix.

IS KETO MISSISSIPPI POT ROAST SPICY?

No! I am a total wimp when it comes to spicy foods. This recipe is mild. My toddlers even love it.

IS IT NECESSARY TO SEAR THE POT ROAST BEFORE SLOW COOKING?

I used to sear the roast first in a cast iron skillet but skipped the step once due to time constraints, and I could not tell the difference at all. The roast was still every bit as flavorful and tender, so now I don’t bother with searing it anymore. It saves time, and there is less mess in my kitchen.

HOW LONG TO COOK CROCK-POT ROAST RECIPE?

Although sometimes cooking times can vary depending on the size and shape of the roast, generally, you will cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 9-10 hours. If you find that the pot roast in the Crock-Pot isn’t fork tender after the allotted cooking time, it needs to cook longer. Go ahead and shred the roast if it is tender enough to shred, then continue to slow cook on high for another hour or so. If it isn’t tender enough to shred, continue slow cooking for at least an hour on high without removing the lid. Removing the lid from the Crock-Pot causes heat to escape, which increases the cooking time. ingredients for keto pot roast in the crock pot with onions, peppers, and a stick of butter

One-Step Mississippi Style Keto Pot Roast

This Mississippi Pot Roast Keto Recipe is so easy to make; you simply dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker, add a stick of butter on top, turn it on, then forget about it until it’s ready. It reminds me of Sunday lunch at my grandmother’s house when I was a child, which feels like comfort food.

WHAT IS THE BEST CUT OF BEEF FOR A POT ROAST?

I was surprised to find that a tougher cut of beef with lots of marbling makes a better roast when making a recipe for a roast in the Crock-Pot. For the most tender meat, choose one of the roasts listed below.

  1. Chuck Roast (highly marbled with a lot of fat) – also labeled Shoulder Roast, Blade Roast, Chuck Shoulder, Severn Bone Roast
  2. Bottom Round Roast (leaner than chuck roast) – Roast Rump Roast or London Broil
  3. Beef Brisket (lots of fat) – comes with a much heftier price tag than either of the others and is usually BBQed or smoked

keto Mississippi pot roast in the crock pot shredded If you prefer to pressure cook your roast in the Instant Pot, here are Instant Pot Keto Roast cooking instructions. low carb pot roast slow cooker recipe plated on a white platter

HOW TO SHRED POT ROAST?

I used two forks to shred the pot roast in the Crock-Pot by placing the forks back to back in the roast adjacent to each other with the tips in the meat. Then, pull the forks in the opposite direction to shred the pot roast. I pull out large pieces of fat as I shred and discard.

HOW TO THICKEN THE GRAVY?

Most who follow a keto or low carb recipe avoid corn starch and regular flours, which are often used to thicken gravy in pot roasts. A keto-friendly alternative is Xanthan Gum. Only use a small amount and let it sit on the food for five to ten minutes to give it time to thicken. I always start with 1/4 to 1/2 tsp to start, then add more if needed. If you use too much, the food will have a slimy texture.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE:

This rich and flavorful Low Carb Pot Roast stays good for 3-4 days in the fridge or 5-6 months in the freezer in a freezer-safe container. You can also repurpose it to use in Keto Beef Stew. 

TIPS FOR THE VERY BEST KETO POT ROAST:

  • Use a Chuck Roast as it will be the most tender and flavorful when slow-cooked.
  • Use beef broth instead of water for a nice bold flavor.
  • While I always skip searing a pot roast to save time, experts say that searing is best. Personally, from testing it both ways, I can’t tell the difference.
  • If the pot roast seems tough, it likely needs to slow cook longer. Close the lid and check again in an hour or so.

What to Serve with Keto Pot Roast Crock Pot Recipe

More Keto Beef Recipes:

 

How to Make Low Carb Keto Pot Roast Mississippi Style:

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Keto Pot Roast {low carb}

A classic keto pot roast is a must in every mom's recipe collection. This Slow Cooker Low Carb Pot Roast is perfect for the keto diet and has tons of umami flavor to satisfy any picky eater.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Low Carb Pot Roast
Servings: 8
Calories: 346kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 lb boneless beef roast
  • 1 stick butter (use unsalted if you are sensitive to sodium)
  • 1 pack dry Ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup mild pepperoncini peppers
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place roast in the slow cooker.
  • Add all other ingredients. If you prefer not to use a store-bought ranch seasoning packet, you can make the seasoning homemade.
  • Cook on low 8-9 hours or high 4-5 hours.
  • Shred with a fork and serve.

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Notes

The nutritional information provided is only an estimate. Exact nutritional information will vary depending on the cut of meat you use and specific ingredients. 

WHAT IS THE BEST CUT OF BEEF FOR A POT ROAST?

I was surprised to find that a tougher cut of beef with lots of marbling makes a better roast when making a recipe for a roast in the Crock-Pot. For the most tender meat, choose one of the roasts listed below.
  1. Chuck Roast (highly marbled with a lot of fat) – also labeled Shoulder Roast, Blade Roast, Chuck Shoulder, Severn Bone Roast
  2. Bottom Round Roast (leaner than chuck roast) – Roast Rump Roast or London Broil
  3. Beef Brisket (lots of fat) – comes with a much heftier price tag than either of the others and is usually BBQed or smoked

TIPS FOR THE VERY BEST KETO POT ROAST:

  • Use a Chuck Roast as it will be the most tender and flavorful when slow-cooked.
  • Use beef broth instead of water for a nice bold flavor.
  • While I always skip searing a pot roast to save time, experts say that searing is best. Personally, from testing it both ways, I can’t tell the difference.
  • If the pot roast seems tough, it likely needs to slow cook longer. Close the lid and check again in an hour or so.

Nutrition

Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 615mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 532IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 4mg
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More Keto-Friendly Recipes

I know you are going to love this Easy Low Carb Pot Roast recipe. Along with this, make sure you check out all of our family’s favorite keto comfort foods found in my Keto Recipe Index.  Check out the complete index, or start with a few more of our personal favorites linked below!

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96 Comments

  1. It sounds like it will be good, but I’m confused about the amounts to use. I have ranch dressing in the bulk and don’t know how much to use. i also have huge onions and small ones.
    Can you give measurements rather than a whole this or a half of that.
    Thanks!

    1. I Googled it and 1 fl oz, which is the size of the ranch packet equals 2 TB. You can adjust how much onion you use for your taste. If you prefer more onion I’d use a 1/2 of a large onion, if uou prefer less then I’d use 1/2 of a small one. Next time I make it, I’ll measure how much I use exactly.

  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious! Much better than the pot roast I have been making for that last 20 years. The ranch package is a solid add!

  3. 5 stars
    This is fantastic, and I make it frequently with various cuts of beef, including leftover smoked brisket. I always add mushrooms (I just really like mushrooms with beef). This is by far the best “Pot Roast” I have found whether you are Keto/Carnivore or not.

  4. 5 stars
    This was the best roast recipe I have ever made! I have very picky kids and they gobbled this up. Will never make roast any other way again!

  5. 5 stars
    Absolutely wonderful! Haven’t been on Keto long. I’m a cook from scratch person. With a hand-me down recipe for roast I have used for 40 years. Keto recipes are hit and miss I’ve found out in the short time doing it. But this one I can do often with so many uses and the taste is fantastic. Not to mention incredibly easy. Also made cauliflower mash for the first time. To go with it. Not your real potato’s but a really good substitute I can live with.

  6. 5 stars
    This roast was the best roast that I ever made. Loved it!! The absolute best. i won’t make it any other way now. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. Yay! That is fantastic, I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to rate the recipe!

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