Tender beef drenched in a delicious blend of zesty flavors, this slow cooker Pot Roast recipe with Pepperoncini’s has become one of my family’s very favorite Sunday dinners!
I absolutely love using my crock pot to make my family dinner. We do a baked potato bar for and cook our potatoes in a crock pot, and we love this crock pot meatballs recipe too. But hands down the MOST LOVED crock pot recipe in my home is THIS Crock Pot Roast!
Crock Pot Roast
I grew up having a pot roast for dinner every Sunday. My parents would put the roast in the crock pot before bed on Saturday night and we’d wake up the next morning to the delicious smell of pot roast in the air! It was the perfect meal to feed a family after church because it was done and waiting for you to set the table and eat as soon as you were ready!
Even as an adult, my husband and I would take our kids to grandma and grandpa’s house after church and we would eat what my oldest son named “church meat.” I loved their pot roast recipe SO much and I thought nothing would ever take its place.
But then, something even better came along.
My sister in law introduced me to this pepperoncini pot roast that was AH-MAZING, and the way I was about to make “church meat” was forever changed!
Also, you only need 3 ingredients + water for this meal, so it not only tastes great, it is EASY to make too!!!
If you’re thinking, “I don’t like peppers! I don’t like spicy things!” let me assure it, I don’t like spicy things either and neither do my kids, but we all LOVE this meat! It isn’t spicy, it’s just FULL of flavor. The meat literally falls apart into a moist, stringy delicious mess on your plate. My mouth is literally watering while I type this!
How to Cook a Roast in the Crock Pot
The key to this recipe, and most recipes in the crock pot, is to keep the meat covered in liquid the entire time you cook it. This will make it so that the meat doesn’t dry out and it breaks up the meat so it falls apart easily. The liquid we are going to use for this recipe is the juice from the pepperoncini jar + some water.
- First, place your meat in the crock pot.
- Next, sprinkle a packet of onion soup mix over the meat.
- Then, pour the entire jar of pepperoncinis + the juice over the meat.
- Lastly, fill the empty jar with water and pour the water into the crock pot.
- Continue filling the crock pot with water until the meat is fully submerged.
You can add some potatoes and carrots around the meat too, you’ll just need to add more water so the veggies are covered too.
Cook on low overnight or for 6-8 hours. (The longer, the better!)
Serve as the main dish alongside some veggies and a salad, or shred the pot roast with 2 forks and serve some meat on dinner rolls for a delicious sandwich variation!
Doesn’t that look so pretty?!?
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Easy Pepperoncini Pot Roast Recipe
Tender beef drenched in a delicious blend of zesty flavors, this slow cooker Pot Roast recipe with Pepperoncini's has become one of my family's very favorite Sunday dinners!
- 3 - 5 lbs beef roast any cut works great!
- 1 packet of onion soup mix
- 1 16 ounce jar whole pepperoncini peppers
- water enough to cover the meat
Place beef in your crock pot.
Pour onion soup mix over the roast.
Pour entire jar of pepperoncini peppers and the juice over the roast.
Fill the pepperoncini jar with water and pour over the roast until the meat is completely covered.
Mix with a spoon until season packet is evenly dispersed.
Cook on high for 4-6 hours or on low 8 hours - overnight.
30 minutes before you plan to serve this roast, pull it out of the crock pot and shred the meat with 2 forks.
Return the meat to the crock pot and let it sit in the juices until you are ready to serve.
What Are Other Easy Dinner Ideas?
- Easy Meatloaf Recipe
- Delicious Chicken Divan Recipe
- Easy Chicken Fettuccine Casserole
- Garlic Parmesan Turkey Cutlets Recipe
- Stuffed Pepper Casserole