I want to kiss the person that invented the slow cooker. It's a fabulous way to make a fabulous meal with minimal effort. It truly is difficult to ruin anything (unless you leave it on all night and fall asleep, burning everything inside. At least, that's what one friend said happened to her.) Plus, who wants to turn the oven on when it's 10,000 degrees outside?
One of my favorite go-to slow cooker recipes is Mississippi Roast. So simple. so delicious:
3-4 lb. roast
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1 stick butter
4-5 pepperoncini peppers
Season both sides of the roast with a little salt and pepper (I prefer garlic powder) and sear both sides in a pan with a little olive oil. Place roast in slower cooker. Sprinkle packets of ranch and dry onion soup mix on top. Place stick of butter on top, and add your pepperoncinis.
Cook on low 8 hours, or high for 4 hours.
I like to shred the beef, then put it back in the slow cooker for a few more minutes to get all nice and juicy. This recipe works with chicken breasts, too! Serve with noodles, taters, mac n cheese-- whatever!