Let's get straight to the point. A few months ago, I couldn't cook to save my life. If it involved a recipe, I couldn't make it. I lived off easy meals like cereal, frozen waffles and a whole lot of takeout. Let me just pause right here and be ashamed of myself.
And then I met a man from Texas who thinks a meal HAS to have meat. Insert panic here. I made up my mind that I would at least give the kitchen a good try. And with a lot of flops, I've found a few go to dishes that I know will be table pleasers.
I have to give full credit for today's recipe where it is due-my fab sister in law. I swear to you, she could take a bowl of dry cat food and make it taste amazing. She promised me this would be an EASY recipe that we would love. She wasn't lying. It takes all of 5 minutes to prep and we lick the plate each time we eat this.
I'm naming this Fool Proof Pot Roast because let's be honest...if I can make it taste good-ANYONE can!
Fool Proof Pot Roast
-1 package Ranch powder mix
-1 package Au Jus Mix
-1 stick of butter
- around 5 pepperocini
-crock pot liner
I like to take a knife to the meat and poke a few holes just to let the juices really soak in. The original recipe doesn't call for this, but I think it helps make it that much more yummy in the end.
Literally cut open and dump the dry ingredients on top of your meat. Rub it all in so everything is mixed. Don't worry about the bottom side. Some of the powder will fall and it will all mix as it cooks.
**I cannot tell you how crucial a crock pot liner is. You will be so glad you used one. Spend the $3-worth every penny, I promise!
Add in the pepperocinis and a stick of butter and BOOM, you are done. Turn that sucker on low and let it cook for at least 6 hours. I do around 8 hours. You'll be able to tell when its done. It smells amazing, so don't be tempted to eat it before its done.
**Sorry about the horrible photos. I'm in a battle with Amazon right now to send me the correct battery charger for the nice camera.