A few Mississippi roast recipes that is easy on the cook but full of homemade flavor. Mississippi beef roast or Mississippi pork roast or even Mississippi chicken in a slow cooker is divine and makes even better sandwiches.
What is wonderful about this recipe is you can make it with a beef roast, pork roast or even cut up chicken pieces. How wonderful is that? And all of them make beautiful sandwiches.
During the holidays make the roast, shred and leave soft buns, cheese and chopped pepperoncini peppers next to the slow cooker and as people arrive, they can make their own sandwich leaving you to do your own thing.
3 lb chuck roast or pork roast
1 packet ranch dressing spice mix
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
If you wish to brown the roast before putting in the crock pot you may certainly do so. Just add oil to a fry pan and heat on medium high. Sear on both sides for a couple minutes until it is golden brown. Remove and place in the bottom of the slow cooker.
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
Season the softened butter with the garlic and onion powder, mixing in a small bowl until combined. This is building another layer of flavor. Spread the flavored butter over the meat with the back of a spoon or butter knife.
Sprinkle the ranch dressing mix and dry onion powder over the butter. Add some pepperoncini peppers over the meat, cover and slow cook on high for 6 hours if the meat is thawed. If frozen, cook for 8 hours on high. Cook on low for 8 hours, or 10 hours if frozen.
I always keep a little Better than Bouillon on hand and if it looks dry, just add 1 tsp of Better than Bouillon to 1 cup of hot water and add a little at a time as you may not need the full cup. Plain water will not be as flavorful.
For really flavorful chicken using the same concept, use a three pound bag of frozen skinless, boneless chicken breasts and place in the bottom of the crock. Only use 1/4 cup softened butter (half of the amount you would use with the meat) and mix in 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1/2 tsp onion powder to the butter.
Smear over the meat or melt and pour over the chicken. When done, shred right in the slow cooker leaving it on warm for your hungry guests.
You may top the shredded meat with slices of your favorite cheese and it will melt over the meat and is one less step for them to build a juicy sandwich and you to worry about leaving the cheese out.
Recipe note: Feel free to add a little pepperoncini pepper juice to the crock pot if you wish - no more than a few tablespoons because it has a zing to it. You may also wait and add the juice to the cooked meat to add more flavor before eating. Enjoy.
Mississippi Roast Sandwiches
To make sandwiches, shred or break apart the cooked meat. If using chicken breasts, remove the skin and shred the meat. Put back in the crockpot if you want to keep it warm for several hours.