In my search for ultra easy slow cooker recipes I’ve come across this particular one a lot. It’s what I’m now calling Silly Easy Mississippi Pot Roast. No joke! It’s a 3-4 pound chuck roast with 4 other ingredients. This is definitely one that needs to sit in your slow cooker for the full 8 hours. I was hesitant about this one because 2 of the 4 ingredients are very high in sodium. They are a packet each of ranch seasoning and au jus beef gravy. The other 2 ingredients are butter and pepperoncini peppers, which too have salt.
The recipe I followed was Mississippi Pot Roast by Ashlyn from belleofthekitchen.com. I served my pot roast over brown rice, but she also suggests serving it over mashed potatoes or pasta. If you want to increase the nutritional impact on this meal some roasted root vegetables would be great with this.
My husband made a funny comment about what it smelt like when I opened the lid of the slow cooker after it had been stewing all day. He said it smelt fishy to him! LOL! I didn’t notice it, but then again I was with it all day. Don’t worry he thought it tasted great. I just thought that was really funny.
Again, my only concern is I do think this is a lot of salt, but I know there are plenty of recipes floating around out there for homemade ranch seasoning packets. That way you can control the sodium a bit.
The Verdict: Very tasty! I found it flavorful, but not overly salty as one might expect. I’ve never been one to salt my food at the dinner table so trust me it’s not like placing your tongue on a saltlick. It’s a great balance of flavors and it really can’t get any easier to shop for and assemble.
Changes and Ideas for the Future: I would like to try making my own ranch seasoning and see how that compares. Also the recipe I used called for about 4 or 5 pepperoncinis and think I’d like to use more next time. We like their flavor a lot. My husband eats them out of the jar as a snack. There are also recipes for substituting chicken or pork in this dish and I wouldn’t mind giving that a go as well.
Have you come across this recipe before? Did you make it or were you hesitant about the sodium? Don’t forget to check out this recipe and many others over at www.belleofthekitchen.com.