I’ve made my share of pot roasts. In the oven. In a crockpot. Heck, I’ve even smoked a pot roast (and boy, was it ever heavenly). There’s a 3-way tie on my list of my favorite things to make during the fall and winter: chili, gumbo, and pot roast. And when it comes to an easy-to-make pot roast, this slow cooker Mississippi pot roast is the king. Welcome to nothing but great flavors, tender beef and a sauce that screams ‘give me some mashed potatoes’!
Six ingredients and eight hours and you’ll be enjoying an absolutely flavor-packed fall-apart roast. Do not be tempted to add beef broth or any other liquid to this slow cooker Mississippi pot roast. It will make it’s own gravy just fine by itself. Add everything to the crockpot and go away. Leave it be. It knows what it’s doing.
Six ingredients and eight hours and you’ll be enjoying an absolutely flavor-packed fall-apart roast. Do not be tempted to add beef broth or any other liquid to this slow cooker Mississippi pot roast. It will make it’s own gravy just fine by itself.
Keyword crockpot, pot roast, slow cooker, southern
I read somewhere that you’re not supposed to say “This is the best thing that I ever ate” on a food show or on a food blog. The theory is that well, tomorrow, you might have a better version of the same dish, so then what are you going to say? “This is even better than the best thing I ever ate”? Well, I’m going to violate the rule right here and now and say that this smoked pot roast is the best pot roast I have ever eaten. It’s incredible and it’s tender. It’s juicy and it’s so flavorful. And it has a hint of smoke.
You could make this same recipe in the oven, but since you won’t get that great smoke flavor, you’ll need to add a bit (to taste, but not much) of liquid smoke.
We had some leftover pot roast, so I used up the meat in two other great dishes. First, I substituted the pot roast for corned beef on Reuben sandwiches (rye and Thousand Island and kraut).
Then I made grilled smoked pot sandwiches by topping Texas toast with white cheddar and sauteed onions, and of course, pot roast.
This is my take on the famous pot roast sandwich from the Hobnob Corner Restaurant in Nashville, Indiana. All of the food at the Hobnob is soooooo good, and their pot roast sandwich is no exception. It is insanely good. The pot roast is tender, herby, with a hint of wine, and juicy, while the creamy horseradish sauce adds just a little bite. Topped with caramelized onions, it’s the perfect sandwich.
I actually omitted the caramelized onions the first time I made this sandwich. It was still a great sandwich. As much as I used to not love horseradish I found it to be fantastic on this sandwich. It goes with the roast beef perfectly.