This fix it and forget it recipe for Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Pot Roast is packed with juicy flavor and tender veggies!
It will not raise the heat in your kitchen by a single degree, and everything from this Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Pot Roast to my decadent recipe for Slow Cooker Brownie Cake always comes out perfectly, with practically no cooking needed except for tossing everything in the slow cooker!
Just a little background on the Coca-Cola part…one of the most popular recipes on this here site for years – years! – has been my dad’s recipe for Coca-Cola Ribs.
Pretty much everyone who tries it says they are the best ribs ever…and I think a big part of it is the soda, which tenderizes the meat and adds just a hint of flavor.
So it finally occurred to me…maybe I should try cooking some of our other faves with a little cola. Maybe I should do a Coca-Cola Roast? Maybe I should do it in the slow cooker?
As it turns out, my dad was on to something wonderful, because the Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Pot Roast turned out, yes, just as good as his famous ribs! As usual, Father Knows Best!
Ingredients you need for Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Pot Roast
here’s how to make slow cooker coca-cola pot roast!
STEP 1: Heat 4 tablespoons of canola oil in a large deep skillet over medium high heat. Sear a 3 pound boneless beef chuck roast for 5 minutes per side.
STEP 4: Add some chopped carrots, a peeled and chopped sweet onion, a halved bulb of garlic, and a teaspoon each of cinnamon and pepper to the cooker. Cover and cook on low for eight hours.
STEP 5: After 8 hours, remove the beef and shred with two forks into large chunks. Scoop out the veggies with a slotted spoon and put in a bowl, tossing out the garlic bulb.
STEP 6: Turn the slow cooker to high and add the remaining flour, shaking it in through a small fine mesh strainer if you have one. Stir until the sauce is slightly thickened. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.
STEP 7: Return the beef to the cooker and stir it around until it is well coated with sauce.
STEP 8: Spoon beef into warmed bowls, over noodles, mashed potatoes, grits…or just by its delicious self!
more tips for making coca-Cola Pot roast!
Nope! The sugar in regular cola is part of the secret to making it so tender. And don’t worry, I promise it won’t taste too sweet!
You can! Although this pot roast is so tender, it may break apart into chunks – and you can serve it up that way too!
Yes! As with so many slow cooker recipes, it is even better the next day. Just warm it up either by putting the slow cooker on high, or transferring it to a large pot and heating it on the stove. Keep it in the fridge until you are ready to heat it up.
You bet! Take the whole bulb (no need to peel it) and slice it in half so the insides of all the garlic cloves are exposed (think about cutting a grapefruit in half and seeing the middle of all the various sections). Pop it in the cooker and you are good to go!
Leave your question in the comments section below and I will answer pronto!
We like to have this scrumptious pot roast over wide egg noodles, or mashed potatoes, but our very favorite way? OVER GRITS. Oh my goodness.
Meantime, now that my latest experiment worked, I am experimenting with a Coca-Cola chocolate cake! Stay tuned to this channel…