If you love the famous Mississippi pot roast with beef, you’ll definitely love it adapted for pork chops.
Popular Slow Cooker Recipe
As post roast recipes go, Mississippi pot roast is one of the most popular. The flavors in the original recipe also work well with pork and some additions will make this even better. There are so many herbs and spices that work well with pork, so there can be endless variations on this recipe.
Choose What You Use
The original Mississippi roast recipe calls for butter, ranch dressing mix, au jus gravy mix and pepperoncini peppers. Those flavors will taste fine if you use any cut of pork, but adding some additional flavors will make this taste even better. For instance, I used pork gravy instead of au jus, but you can use mushroom, brown or onion gravy.
About The Ranch Seasoning
When it comes to ranch dressing or seasoning, I make my own and I have for a while. Not only does homemade taste better, but you can control the amount of salt.
Any time I make this ranch seasoning mix, I eliminate the salt entirely. Remember, you can always add salt later on if the food tastes too bland, but you cannot remove it. This is the reason I rarely use the pre-packaged dry dressing mixes. Mixing this with commercial gravy mixes tends to make the food overly salty, at least for my taste.
So I strongly advise making your own salt-free mix for this and any other recipes calling for it.
- 4 pork chops (any cut you like--I prefer bone-in center-cut loin)
- 1 tbs oil for browning
- ¾ cup water
- 6 tbs unsalted butter
- ¼ cup ranch seasoning mix (click link for recipe)
- 1 envelope pork gravy mix (see NOTES)
- 6-8 pepperoncini peppers
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown pork chops on both sides; place in crockpot.
- Deglaze pan with the ¾ cups water and pour over pork chops.
- Cut butter in pats and place evenly over pork chops.
- Sprinkle ranch seasoning and gravy mix evenly over chops.
- Add the peppers and the garlic.
- Cover and cook on low 5-7 hours, high 3-5 hours (times are approximate--all cookers cook differently)
- You can add more water at the end if the gravy is too thick for your taste.