Where has this pot roast been all my life? I had a bunch of folks over on The Country Cook Facebook page telling me that I just had to try this recipe. And y’all were not kidding! Holy cow this was amazingly tender and flavorful. I think I am a huge fan of Mississippi Pot Roast! Note to add: I have since made a CROCK POT MISSISSIPPI PORK ROAST and CROCK POT MISSISSIPPI CHICKEN!
IS MISSISSIPPI POT ROAST LOW CARB/KETO-FRIENDLY?
You can serve the meat by itself, over mashed potatoes or rice. One reader suggested that it is delicious on hard rolls with melted provolone or mozzarella cheese. I can tell you, we had a small amount leftover so I ate it on a sub roll the following day for lunch with a slice of mozzarella cheese on top and some sliced peperonicini peppers and it was heavenly! The meat comes out so tender and buttery by cooking it low and slow in the crock pot. And the flavors are not overwhelming. They really complement the beef just enough.
1 3 lb chuck roast
2 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
salt & pepper to taste
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup salted butter 1 stick
8 peperoncini peppers
Heat up a large skillet on high. Add oil to hot skillet. You want it really hot here to brown or “sear” the beef quickly.
Take a paper towel and make sure you dry both sides of the pot roast. Season with a little bit of salt and pepper. Once the skillet is nice and hot, add the roast.
Using tongs, flip the meat over and sear the other side of the roast for another 2-3 minutes.
Transfer meat to slow cooker. Sprinkle packets of dry ranch dressing and onion soup mixes over pot roast.
Top with a stick of butter then place peppers on and around roast.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Take two forks and start shredding the meat. Discard any big fatty pieces.