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This Pot Roast Recipe is Going Viral

Few recipes have taken the internet by storm quite like the one for Mississippi Pot Roast.

Thanks to the explosion in popularity of Pinterest, recipe blogs and social media sites in recent years, dishes that were once only popular regionally have begun to spread across the globe.

According to the New York Times, the recipe was created by a woman named Ms. Chapman in Ripley, Miss. about 15 years ago. It was slowly passed around by friends and family, and eventually made it's way onto the internet. Now, the rest is history.

At first glance, the simple ingredient list doesn't sound like the beginnings of an amazing meal. The idea of mixing a chuck roast with ranch seasoning, butter, pepperoncini peppers and Au Jus is likely to make more than a few moms raise their eyebrows. Still, hundreds of pot roast fans around the world can't stop singing the praises of this ridiculously easy-to-make dish.

If you want to experience the wonders of Mississippi pot roast yourself, all you have to do is throw all the ingredients into a slow cooker and let it simmer for 8-10 hours. It's best served with a side of mashed potatoes, but can also be used to make a savory sandwich.

You can find the complete recipe for the dish over at the Super Mom Chef. Bon appétit!

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This Pot Roast Recipe is Going Viral