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The Wayside Inn & Restaurant


The Wayside Inn’s Mississippi Pot Roast



2-3 lb bottom round beef roast
1⁄4 lb unsalted butter
1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
3 pepperoncini or banana pepper 1⁄4 cup white wine
1 medium yellow onion 2 garlic cloves
4-6 qt water
1⁄8 -1⁄4 cup corn starch


Preheat oven to 350°. Take half the packet of ranch and rub it evenly over the roast and place on a roasting pan. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes to sear the roast.

In a deep baking pan, place the roast, the remaining contents of the ranch packet and the rest of the ingredients and bake until beef is tender and pulls apart with a fork (20-25 minutes per pound). To slightly speed up the baking process, you can heat liquid before placing in oven. To make gravy, skim top layer of butter off the top of the liquid in the roasting pan and whisk into corn starch to make a slurry, slowly pour the slurry into the remaining liquid, over medium heat, while whisking until desired thickness.