I never would have thought of combining these ingredients: beer, pepperoncini, and pot roast. It must have been a man that first thought up this recipe. My MIL sent me the recipe last week, and I was skeptical. Of course, Jonathon was all about it. So, we tried it...and even braver, people came over and ate it with us. I'm always nervous about trying new things out on guests, but it sure is flavorful and probably the most delicious pot roast I've ever had.
We served ours with a side of mashed potatoes, salad, and homemade dinner rolls. My MIL said they eat it as a sandwich on hard rolls, and combine the leftovers with noodles for dinner the next night.
I would say this doesn't really count as a "penny-pinching" meal because the pot roast is so expensive. But, it's still cheaper than going out to eat!
Cost breakdown $15.47
Beer $1 Trader Joes
3lb Roast $11.07
sliced Pepperoncini $1.92
Dry Zesty Italian Dressing $1.48
- Put everything in the crock pot. Drain Pepperoncini's before adding.
- Cook on low 6-8 hours