Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Best Pot Roast....EVER!

I live in a small town.  Like really small.  
But I LOVE it!
There are so many reasons why I love it...
I could list them all for you,
but I won't.
But I am going to give you one of my favorite reasons.
My local grocery store.
Its called Barretts.
I LOVE that they know me...
We were looking to make a Roast for Sunday Dinner, 
 We were standing at the meat counter, trying to decided what to get. 
Dave, the best meat counter guy, told us about this recipe. 
And it is 
SO GOOD, SO EASY, and SO TENDER!!
You'll need:
McCormicks slower cooker Savory Pot Roast season packet
An Au Jus packet
A Can of Pepsi (we use Coke because we always have coke in our house)
And Boneless Cross Rib Roast
and your crock pot

   Put your Roast in the crock pot. 
Mix the Slow cooker seasoning with 1 cup of Water.
Pour on top of roast.
      Add the whole can of Coke.
Cover with your lid for 8 Low or 4 hours on high.
Its VERY important that you never lift the lid!

Right before you are ready to pull it out, 
sprinkle your dry Au Jus packet over the roast.





Ahh.....
Pull it out and slice it up!
I promise you it is the most tender Roast EVER!!

ENJOY!!

158 comments:

Angie said...

I think I know Dave, and who gave him this recipe! If you want to change things up a little you can add a little fajita marinade to it. It gives the roast a nice little kick and the meat is Great on sandwiches the next day!

andrea said...

Found this post on pinterest and can't wait to try it!

Anonymous said...

Can you use diet coke instead?

Anonymous said...

I make a sweet barbacoa pork using coke zero so that or diet coke would probably work.

Anonymous said...

This is in my crockpot now!!! However I accidental grabbed the slower cooker BBQ packet...hope it turns out just a good!!

Anonymous said...

what is a Bonless Cross Rib Roast. Never seen anything like that at my butcher shop. Can I just use a beef roast?u

Julie Gouge said...

I am using this recipe today! I couldn't find that type of roast, so I got another. It's a little thicker, so I hope it works!

Anonymous said...

This may be a stupid question, but what size crock pot do you use? Going to make this tomorrow :)

Anonymous said...

i just put this in my crockpot but my hubby drinks pepsi so thats what i used. cant wait for dinner! :)

Anonymous said...

made this last night. not the most tender. I cooked mine on the 4hr, high setting. I would definitely recommend cooking it on low for 8hr. Mine was a little tough.

BeeDreams said...

No, you cannot use diet coke.

Jules F. said...

I also bought the BBQ packet instead. They didn't have the Savory Pot Roast. And also, Cross Rib Roast is also called Shoulder Rib or Shoulder Roast. :) I'm about to put this in my crockpot for dinner!! CANNOT WAIT!

Anonymous said...

Just made this today and it was delicious. Best to cook it slow for 8 hours.

Anonymous said...

Just made this and Delicious!! Added onions chunks at the beginning and added mushrooms at the end of 8 hrs and let them cook a little.

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, I don't have a slow cooker. Can this be made in the oven???

Anonymous said...

I just put this in the crockpot! I forgot to buy the au jus, though. Is it going to make a huge difference?

Diana said...

I've got this in the crock pot now.. will be pulling it out in 30 mins! i also had a hard time finding boneless cross rib roast, the butcher said shoulder roast would do... in a 5 quart slow cooker.

bobzero said...

After reading this receipe i am gonna be hungry all day! If you have no crockpot simply brown the meat on all sides and transfer roast to the pre-heated 200 to 235 degrees till internal temp of 150-160° for medium.

Anonymous said...

I just made this the other night and it was crazy good. I did tweak it just a tad thought, instead of au ju because I couldn't find it (surprisingly) I used brown gravy and it was so yummy. Plus I added some carrots and onion too. I did it on the 4 hour option and if it was crazy good on just four hours then I know the low and slow on 8 hours would knock my socks off!

Anonymous said...

I'm excited about trying it. I put coke zero in mine instead, then I am also cooking it on low bc of what everyone said about it not being tender enough on high. I can't wait.

Anonymous said...

We just had this for lunch today and it was delicious!!

Anonymous said...

How many pounds should it be i do not see it on the recipe?

Anonymous said...

In the recipe you mention Au Jus but you don't mention how to use it in the recipe do I assume the 1 cup of water is for both the savory mix and the au jus?

Meghan said...

To the last comment...towards the end of the recipe it states to sprinkle the dry Au Jus on top of the roast a few minutes before pulling it out of the crock.

Making this tonight for dinner. I decided to go ahead and use root beer instead and throwing in some small red potatoes and carrots. Can't wait to taste it!!!

TamaraNW said...

This might just taste pretty darned good (the final product picture certainly LOOKS good). But I look at the 3 added ingredients, and wonder why one would turn a perfectly good cut of beef into a chemical lab creation. Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

Can you use any type of roast?

Anonymous said...

Can you use a different type of roast?

Anonymous said...

I just threw mine in to cook overnight. I used chuck roast - it was on mark down (cook by today) but since I was coming home to cook it, I didn't care! :) I also doubled recipe for leftvovers.........will have two meals waiting for me! I'll take out the meat in the AM and then cook the veggies in the broth during the day. Summer yummy!

Missie4971 said...

I just put mine in and on the 4 hour hope it turns out yummy wondering y it says do not lift lid lol

katielayne said...

anyone ever made gravy from what's left in the crockpot? I wondered how it would taste if I thickened it up with some cornstarch. Or should I just make some brown gravy to go with our mashed potatoes? Making it today, can't wait!!!!
Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Made this tonight! So tasty however few things were different. Used a can of cherry coke instead of regular, added potatoes, carrots & some onion & didn't use the au jus packet... cooked on low for about 9 hrs. Melt in your mouth yummy. My house loved it! My man had 3 helpings! Thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Made this today for dinner. It was very good!!! The only thing that I would do different is put the Au Jus sauce in the crock pot while it is cooking or not at all. When I put it on right before I took it out and ate it. It was too salty. My husband loved it besides that!! Will definitely make it again. Oh I also cooked it for 8 hours. Very tender!!

Anonymous said...

Made this for dinner tonight and it was wonderful, however next time I make I am going to skip the au jus at the end.

Anonymous said...

A nice Chuck Roast cut of meat would work just as good, I'm sure. I have this in my crockpot right now. I did add carrots and onions to mine also and I plan on making my homemade gravy too. Dinner cant get here fast enough!

Anonymous said...

Do you have an option somewhere that you can just print the recipe, like minus all the pictures and everything? I just don't want to print out 7 pages and most of it is pictures where I can just print out one page.

Donna said...

Flavor is good, but it is VERY VERY salty. Don't know that I would make it again.

Anonymous said...

Making this tonite, can't wait to try it! I also added onions and garlic in mine.

Anonymous said...

You are using RIB ROAST. As in PRIME RIB. Why would anyone put a prime rib in a crock pot? Of course it is good, it is PRIME RIB. The reason for using a crock pot is to make a cheaper cut of meat more tender. Some sea salt, cracked pepper, a little rosemary if you wish, is all you need for a prime rib to be fabulous. Just throw it in the oven with an oven thermometer. No all day cooking! Nonetheless, I am going to try this with a top round. I know that you need soda that is not diet for the sugar content. I would guess that Coke or Pepsi or Dr. Pepper (if you like that cherry flavor) would all work fine. Diet soda will not serve the purpose in this recipe since it has no sugar content.

TammyW said...

I made this for dinner and the family gave it two thumbs up. I did add carrots & chunks of onion. I used a sirloin roast and it was fall apart tender. This is the best pot roast I have ever made and will be the only recipe I use from now on. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

@anonymous..a cross rib roast is not a "prime" standing rib roast. It is from the shoulder and goes down into the ribs. It is a much tougher cut of meat. Also, Prime refers to a grade of meat not a cut. But, most people call a standing rib roast a Prime Rib roast.

Anonymous said...

I made this last night and it turned out delish. I used a pot roast, added potatoes, carrots, celery and onions.. Cooked over 8 hours. I didnt use the whole au jus packet because I read in previous comments theirs was too salty. Also I didn't wait to add the au jus at the end, I put it in with everything else.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to say in my previous comment that I used cornstarch to thicken it up.

Mary Beck said...

I heard it was the cabonation that made it work and not the sugar. and also beer would work.

TypeALady said...

Everything is simmering in the crockpot as I type! Totally excited to eat this in a few hours.

Rae DeZelia said...

I made this 2 weeks ago for Sunday dinner. I really is the best roast I have ever made! My husband and kids loved it (the fact that my kids loved it should attest to how good it is as my children HATE roast). It is now a regular Sunday meal. It wasn't even close to being too salty, it was just perfect!! <3

Linda said...

To those who are asking about the cut of meat, you can vary recipes like this according to what you're able to find in the store at the time, prices, etc. For instance, instead of an actual roast, I often get a different cut (that's both thinner and able to be purchased on sale for a good price), because I need it to cook more quickly and because I like a little less meat in mine and more other stuff - mushrooms, carrots, whatever. The beauty of a crockpot - use a recipe like this and tweak to fit your own budget and tastes! You might find that a slight tweak works even better for you, so be creative. :-)

Anonymous said...

How many people does it feed

Anonymous said...

I used a can of cream of mushroom soup instead of au jus about an half hour before it was done. Made a yummy creamy sauce. Real tender when i used low setting for 8 hrs

Kimberly Bonham said...

I am so glad I came across your blog and found this recipe! We have been cooking more with our crock pot and pot roast is one of our favorites.
Can't wait to try this one!

Destiny said...

I made this tonight and it was incredible! Literally the best pot roast I've ever had. I used a beef sirloin roast, the coke and the savory mix. I let it cook for 8 hours and it was heaven in my mouth. I never added the Au Jus sauce because it didn't need it.

Melissa said...

I seared the roast and added carmelized onions. It was a big hit. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What size should the roast be?

Anonymous said...

I love this recipe! It is my go-to recipe for roast ever since I found it. This time, though, I forgot to pick up the seasoning packet but I figured out I don't even need it! I have most the spices on hand and it was nice to have a little more control over the amount I put in. I usually add carrots, potatoes, some onions, and even a little celery occasionally. So delicious! My bf isn't a huge roast fan and he just scarfs this up, even the leftovers (which he also usually hates lol). Thank you so much for sharing!

Heather Fletcher said...

I made this tonight for dinner. I added the Au Jus into the water instead of sprinkling it on top.

It was good! The Coke made the meat so tender that it fell apart. I'll be keeping this recipe.

Shari said...

My Family did not like it, and never wants me to make it again. So sorry but must tell the truth. Thanks for sharing though.

Anonymous said...

I make a beef roast with au jus packet, beef broth, and random other seasonings - garlic, worcestershire sauce splashed in... and it is SOOO good. I'm not sure if I would make it with the cola though.

Anonymous said...

I have used pork steaks too. Just as good an tender. An they r cheaper. Just gotta experiment. I used Lipton soup mix tho. No coke.

Anonymous said...

In my crockpot now. I had to use the beef stew seasoning as my market didn't have the pot roast seasoning. Can't wait to try it. Thank you for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Just wondering why it's so important not to lift the lid. It's my first time making a pot roast so I'm new to this.

Anonymous said...

do you put the vegies on the bottom of crockpot or top of roast?

Anonymous said...

Root vegetables always go on the bottom - under the roast.

dthneece said...

Do NOT use Diet Cola. The nutrasweet converts to formaldehyde and Methanol, which are toxic chemicals.

Anonymous said...

I am a cooking novice ..... can I cook the roast frozen or do I need to defrost first?

Anonymous said...

I crock pot roasts a lot! So was excited to come across this recipe! Kinda scared to put soda in it though, doesnt make the meat sweet does it? Anyway, got it set up for dinner tomorrow, cant wait! :) thank you!

Anonymous said...

Going to the store now! Got a new crockpot for Christmas an can't wait to try this recipe :) Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hey, guess what? Shut up, that's what. "Just sayin'."

If you don't like the recipe, just move on to another website and keep your judgy-bitch comments holstered.

Anonymous said...

I love this recipe I've tried 4 times now my family loves it!!

Anonymous said...

I usually mix the left over juices with flour and its always a hit!

Anonymous said...

I have this in my crock pot now and it smells amazing! My only concern is that the liquid doesn't cover the roast. Is that going to matter? Generally when I do a roast, my liquid always covers the roast completely so just wondering if it will cook completely when not covered by the liquid?

Amber said...

We love this recipe. I've tried it with the Au Jus and without it and my family prefers it without. Thanks for sharing. This is our weekly wednesday night recipe.

Anonymous said...

@TamaraNW I was thinking the same thing, i never use those pre mixed packets because of all the msg, etc. but this recipe looks so good i googled the packet ingredients and am mixing my own natural flavors according to whats in the packets.... all the goodness without the added chemicals (:

Anna ~ said...

I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

I made this for tonight for dinner. .all I can say is Yummy. ..best roast I ever msde..I used a sirloin tip roast and used just half the ajus pack on top...it was sooo tender

Anonymous said...

I have this in the crock pot now. After reading the comments I added potatoes, carrots, onions and mushrooms. I went ahead and sprinkled the au jus pkt over the meat and then poured 12 oz of Coke over it. I never have Coke in the house but I had my husband bring one from work. For those wondering about colas and meat, they are a good addition. I have made Root Beer Pulled Pork several times. I have also used cola and onion soup mix on pork chops in the oven.

Anonymous said...

Quick question I opened the pot for like a second, wondering if I just messed up my roast..

Heather said...

Could you use a rump roast for this?

Anonymous said...

I used Budweiser instead of coke.

Anonymous said...

I'm really sorry to say that, but only Americans can have am idea to prepare meet with Coke full of High Fructose Corn Syrup. If it's zero , it doesn't matter, all the sugar, splenda, trivia, stevia makes the whole meal unreadable for you stomach you could also put chips into the coke and after "marinating" it - eat it! Yummy! And oh... I wonder why you guys are the nation with the highest percentage of diabetes in the world, oncology clinic on every corner and New Year's Resolution as a national promise to yourself and others, never lasting long enough to refuse a single can of soda on January 1st. I know you are all taught to be tollerant, but the funniest thing is those who expect tollerance, they are not even happy with themselve. Otherwise, what are all these New Year's Resoutions for?

Anonymous said...

How many pounds of the roast do u buy?

Anonymous said...

I wonder what 6oz of red wine 6oz of water in place of the 12oz can of coke will taste like?

Anonymous said...

I did this w dr pepper and mixed in half the au jus, 2/3 cup of water, carrots, onion and it was fantastic. It was super moist, so I'm surprised anyone had any issues. I will definitely make this again.

Anonymous said...

i agree with those who said... really? take a good piece of meat and add a bunch of total crap to it... and then using diet coke is just as bad. and adding a can of cream soup... really... we need to get out of the 1950's... we know better now, or we should.


Ivy Bedgood said...

Why bother commenting? I love rude foreigners who judge Americans based on our food choices. Guess what? I'm not obese, don't have diabetes and am in perfect health and I'm making this for dinner tonight! Oh, and I added caramelized onions that I cooked in lots of butter and sugar. Here's a tip, if you want to poke fun and judge us, try doing it with proper spelling and grammar next time.

Anonymous said...

What if you need gluten free, the McCormick packets has wheat.

Anonymous said...

This was a big hit thanks for the recipe

Anonymous said...

Lol
I co-sign the POST above!!!

Anonymous said...

I made this a week ago and I have it in my crock pot again tonight. So delish and easy. And to people who are putting these judgmental comments: This is a recipe. Make it or dont make it. Go have some tofurky or granola and get on your soap box somewhere else geez!

Anonymous said...

Why all the angry comments about the inredients?You don't have to make it all of the time...actually YOU dont have to make it AT ALL!!!!!You need a NewYears resolution to stop bing so ANGRY...really!!!

Anonymous said...

I second that. Go somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

I second this one too. Thanks. Well said.

Anonymous said...

I am making this recipe as we speak. Can't wait to put it on the table and see the responses. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Yea. That's right

Anonymous said...

Yea I dont eat red meat bur love recipes on red meat. This sounds great for meat eaters. And all u fools.that don't like get the Fuck out

Anonymous said...

You did not ruin your dinner, by opening the crockpot, it just slows down the cooking. We have used coke (diet coke usually---I was told it is the acidity in it, not the sugar---no idea really tho!). I mix my au jus, coke and a can of soup---usually cream of mushroom- add my roast and some onions to it. Cook for 4 hours or so, open it, add potatoes, and carrots, close up and cook another 4 hours or so. Remove all the meat and veggies, pour the remaining juices into a saucepan, bring to a boil and thicken with cornstarch, cook for a couple of minutes, and serve with the gravy poured back over it. It is delicious!

Roxanne Dumas said...

Cooking this for the first time as I write this :) Excited! Despite the negative comments on here ;) I was wondering about an earlier question though, that I think got lost in the hate notes, about the liquid not fully covering the roast... is this ok? Please? If anyone knows? It's still early so I can fix it if it needs to be fixed :)

Trixie said...

It is fine, Roxanne. That's why you leave the lid on, so it cooks even if it's not swimming in liquid. The closed crock pot creates a self-basting atmosphere. Trust the recipe.

Anonymous said...

All the bitchy foreigners are probably horse faced Brits. They are cranky because their bad teeth hurt.

Anonymous said...

I'm anxious to try this recipe. One commenter told of googling the contents on the McCormick packet to avoid MSG etc. My husband and I have to avoid these ingredients for health reasons. Suggestions anyone about phrases to use to get this information? Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

The foreigner is wrong. I learned to cook meat with soda from...the Chinese! I work with international students at a local college and it seems the country's favorite dish isn't fried rice, dumplings, or sweet and sour pork--it's coca cola chicken! I was shocked at first, but once I tried it, I knew these guys understood good food! I've had about 20 different Chinese students from different parts of the country...at different times even, share their coke chicken recipe and not a single one of them weighed over 100 lbs soaking wet. Everything in moderation!

Anonymous said...

I'm excited to try this recipe. I never drink coke but plan on buying one. Using coke in a recipe isn't going to kill me. Blogs are supposed to be fun, friendly and pleasant. I am getting the ingrediances or maybe I'll Google the spice mixture. Anyway I'll have fun trying out something new and different. Thanks for recipe!

Anonymous said...

It was great just finished eating and my kids loved it too.

Anonymous said...

I FORGOT to put the coke in, the roast roast was still tender and fantastic!! I'll use soda next time - BTY, the soda is used as a meat tenderizer :)
Thanks for the recipe - we love it

Shannon said...

Made this tonight & it was SO good!!! The meat was very tender & not too salty, AFAIC. I mixed a can of cream of mushroom soup with about a can full of the broth from the meat & it was the best gravy ever! I will definitely be adding this to our monthly meal rotation! Thank you for sharing!!!

Shannon said...

Forgot to mention, as others have done, I just mixed the Au Jus in with the water & pot roast seasoning. My roast was about 4 lbs. & cooked perfectly in 8 hrs.

Anonymous said...

To the American hater A-hole: Really?
One can of coke divided among 6 or 8 people eating a roast? Oh no!!!! That surely will cause instant diabetes!!!
And your body doesn't know the difference between high fructose corn syrup or sugar. If you don't want to eat this, then don't waste your time worrying about everyone else and being a judgmental douche.

Homecookin said...

The "cross rib" roast is merely cut from the Chuck section of the beef, which is the shoulder and neck area. These cuts tend to be tough unless marinated and/or braised. These are made for the crock pot, but like others said, it is best to use low heat for 8 hours.

Some folks think this is just another name for rib roast, but I assure you it has nothing to do with a juicy tender rib roast.

Anonymous said...

I have this in the crockpot as we speak! SUPER excited! I am american, and don't have diabetes and am not overweight. Yeahhhg.... I'm marinating my roast in COKE and CHEMICALS, and ill probably eat a larger portion than I should, because I can;) Suck it, Damn foreiners!

Anonymous said...

That's what I'm using. I asked the butcher at the grocery store & he said that is the equivalent.

Anonymous said...

STFU and GTFO

Anonymous said...

I don't typically leave comments but I made this for my family last night and it was amazing! I've made a lot of disappointing pot roasts in my time but tried this recipe BECAUSE of the coke which I knew would break down and tenderize the meat. Threw in a few bay leaves, baby carrots and onions as well. The end result had the most rich amazing flavor and so tender. My only recommendation is to cook for 9-10 hours (not 8 as stated).

Anonymous said...

Great Post! I have actually been using the McCormick's brand Pot Roast for years for making both pot roast and stew and its FABULOUS! I have never tried it with the Pepsi and Au Jus but will next time!
For those of you asking about cooking it without a crockpot, I cook this in either the crockpot or on top of the stove. I brown the meat quickly on all sides, add the liquid and some carrots and onions, cover and simmer for a couple hours (until almost tender). Add potatoes and cook until potatoes and meat are tender (I also add corn and barley at this point if making stew) (I sometimes cook the potatoes in a separate pan with some of the same seasoning mix to make sure that I don't accidentally overcook the meat).
As far as type of meat, I always use Chuck steak for both pot roast and stew.
YUM!

Anonymous said...

Me again ^my post^ Forgot to mention that I use 2-3 packages of pot roast mix depending on size of container and amount of liquid I'm using...makes it thick enough to use as a gravy.

Anonymous said...

Everyone who thinks this is prime rib, can you please tell me where you get prime rib for $4/lb? I'll start shopping there immediately. LOL

Anonymous said...

No salt or pepper needed? I'm sorry for my ignorance, I'm not used to cooking American food. This almost sounds like a Mexican dish.

Anonymous said...

First time ever making pot roast and it came out delicious. Thank your for this wonderful recipe

Laura Forth said...

I echo Ivy's comment. I would also like to add that I noticed you posted your judgemental comments anonymously. I guess then if Americans are fat and insecure I can assume that Europeans lack the courage of their own convictions. Take your opinions elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

This is my first time making pot roast as well and can't wait to try it! I added potatoes, onion, and carrots to it like several people recommended. I'll have to let you know how it turns out. Thank you!

cnr said...

Not sure what I did wrong but my roast was not all that tender! I used a 2.5 lb sirloin rib roast. It was very thick. I did 2 hr. on HIGH and then 4 hrs on low. It seemed to be overcooked. The taste was fine, but a bit on the tough side.

Kevin said...

I have a question: How long before taking this out of the crock pot are you supposed to add the Au Jus packet? 30 minutes? 5 minutes?

In reply to "cnr"... Sirloin roast is way too lean to use in a slow cooker recipe. You need something with a lot of connective tissue for a recipe like this.

Anonymous said...

I have this in my crock pot now!! I cant wait to try tonight!

Anonymous said...

I always use beer, on my roasts. Delicious. I'm going to try this recipe.

Anonymous said...

The beauty of a slow cooker is that you cook low & slow. This helps to break down the tough connective tissue on cheaper cuts of meat & also infuses the meat with it's own (and added) juices...that's when things get so yummy! Keep this in mind when considering switching up a recipe to cook stovetop or oven instead of using a slow cooker. Also best to cook most of the slow cooker beef roast & pork roast recipes for the longer, lower heat option to get that whole low & slow magic going. Having said that, I Cook most of the chicken recipes at the quicker time. Especially if using breasts which will tend to dry out & fall apart, and not in a tasty way, when cooked too long no matter the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Anyone had this sit overnight marinating in the fridge first? Does it ruin the effects of the coke?

seasonedwithlife said...

Delicious! I made this tonight and there were NO leftovers. Thanks for sharing.

LindseyL said...

I cooked mine on high for 2 hours and then turned it down on low for an additional 4 hour so 6 hours total. It was AMAZING!!!! I Added Potatoes, carrots, onions and halved garlic cloves while it cooked to (well the carrots were canned so I added them after it cooked but if raw you would place them WHILE cooking) :)

Denise Henton said...

Sounds wonderful!!!!! Will the coke make the roast taste sweet?

Anonymous said...

Cnr - cooking on high for any length of time can contribute to toughness...low and slow is the way to go...

Kaitlyn said...

I am new to slow cookers, i was just wondering do I have to thaw out the meat before or can i put it in frozen?

Anonymous said...

You motherfuckin foreigner get yo ass on somewhere imbl black I love and I love soda so two of them together delicouse take that bitch

Ant P said...

this is the best pot roast recipe. I've made it numerous times, and will be making it tomorrow as well. I've never added veggies, but will try that tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this recipe, my family loves it!!

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Anonymous said...

This is our favorite meal! I love cooking beef in coke! Not a frequent coke drinker but once in a while is totally cool! If there are any leftovers;usually not much! But you can put the shredded beef on tasty crustini's, sauted onions and mushrooms, melt cheese on top, and drizzle over tops with basalmic vinegar! Amazing!!

Margaret D said...
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Margaret D said...

This is my first time trying this recipe. My house smells incredible. I've made pork shoulder in the crockpot with a can of coke and it turned out delicious.

I used an oval shaped crockpot and put carrots and potatoes on the bottom. I cooked on low for 10 hours. I added the au jus at the 9 hour mark.

The meat is so tender that its falling apart. My 10 year old son asked for a second plate. Will definitely be making this again!

Anonymous said...

one does not have to own a crock pot to make this recipe, you can cook it in the oven and cover it in tin foil. you can also use diet coke as the author stated. i have also cooked this on the stove on medium heat for eight hours and mmmmmmm was it wonderful :) if you decide to attempt to cook this frozen, be advised you cook time will be longer but just as tasty :)

Anonymous said...

Cover the roast? You're just boiling the meats. In a crockpot you generally need very little liquid. A cup of water and can of soda is waaaay more than enough.

Anonymous said...

Always defrost it.

Ruth Jansen said...

I haven't tried this yet, but I'm looking forward to it. Still have to get the ingredients from the store.

Anonymous said...

I never defrost it.

Anonymous said...

Fixed this for dinner tonight and it was great. Everyone loved it, even my picky eleven year old. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

You can bake a whole bone in ham with a can of coke and it is delicious so I can't wait to try this roast.

Liz said...

I second Laura!! If your "skinny" country is so great then go back there and move your ass out of mine!! I'm tired of sharingbthis beautiful land with such ungrateful, judgemental foreigners!! Go Home!!!

MellM said...

I made this tonight. It went off well. Thanks for posting this.

Anonymous said...

It is delish. Have fixed it a couple of times.

Anonymous said...

I am trying this for the first time today. I found a beautiful cut of meat and was so excited; until I realized that it was a sirloin steak. That's what I get for not reading it thoroughly. ;) I'm hoping it still turns out good. I added potatoes, carrots, and celery. Wish me luck!

Anonymous said...

we have made with deer roast too and it was very good, took the gamey taste out if it, almost tasted like beef

Anonymous said...

Made it today, it was truly amazing!!

RN2B2013 said...

This is the best pot roast ever! It just went into my crock pot for the third time since I have pinned this recipe. My family loves it and so do I. So easy and great comfort food when you add mashed potatoes. Thanks for sharing!

Cecr said...

Can you make this with pork? what pork would you suggest my hubby is allergic to Beef.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I have made this is many times and it is always delicious! Making it again today for about the 10th time...we don;t make a roast any other way now!

Anonymous said...

LMAO!!!

Grisel Martinez said...

This is a second time I made it but instead with beef with pork and it's amazing, I tell you is my second time, so if you have allergy to the prices of a good cut of beef for sure you can use pork!!! Thank You for this recipe������

gngracie said...

I made this yesterday and added potatoes, celery, carrots, & onions. The veggies were very flavorful, but the meat was VERY bland. I was disappointed in how bland the meat was. I don't see where others marinated the meat, but I'm wondering if that would help and how long I would need to marinate to add flavor.

natjocur said...

While looking for dinner ideas, my husband and I came across this one and it looks delish. I like to read the comments to see if I need to adjust the recipe. I started reading these out loud to my husband, and we both have tears running down our faces. Not only will we try this recipe, but we plan on having a weekly blog reading fest. Thanks for all the laughs!

Anonymous said...

You can put it in a heavy pot, bring it up to boiling, then turn the flame or electric element to 1. You will still have to leave it on for a really long time, no less than 6 hours with the kid on, but it won't be the same. Or you can get a slow cooker from Wal-Mart for about $15. You will find ways to use it, do I would go for the latter option.

Anonymous said...

*lid, not kid

Anonymous said...

Can I use diet coke? Can't have sugar. I image the acid in the coke breaks down the meat

Anonymous said...

I made this the other day. It was okay but not as flavorful as I expected. Probably would not make again.