This easy pot roast has a secret ingredient — Pepsi! Liesl's recipe calls for Pepsi, but if you don't have it, I'm sure another cola would work.
Add some sliced onions, carrots, celery, or potatoes to the pot roast, and serve it with the gravy. See some of the many positive comments and reviews below the recipe.
Serve the pot roast with potatoes or cook it until it's falling apart and shred it for sandwiches.
- 1 pot roast, chuck, bottom round, or rump roast (about 3 to 4 pounds)
- Dash of freshly ground black pepper
- 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
- 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 12 ounces Pepsi
Put the roast in the slow cooker. Sprinkle lightly with freshly ground black pepper.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and whisk to blend. Pour over the roast.
Cover and cook for 8 to 10 hours on LOW or about 3 to 4 hours on HIGH.
For gravy, combine 2 tablespoons of flour with 1/4 cup of cold water. Mix until smooth. Remove the pot roast from the liquids and keep warm. Pour the flour mixture into the liquids and continue cooking on high — or in a saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat — until thickened.
Liesl's Note - You have got to try the "finished" product in order to be convinced!
- Add some sliced onions, carrots, celery, and/or potatoes to the slow cooker before you add the pot roast.
- Sprinkle the roast with some garlic powder along with the black pepper.
- Replace the cream of mushroom soup with cream of celery soup.
- Add a small amount of gravy browning to the gravy mixture — enough to darken the gravy — along with the flour mixture.
- I have been cooking crock pot roasts for YEARS, but I have never had one this tender or flavorful. I made this for a dinner at church and everyone loved it. The other ladies could not believe it had Pepsi in it. I will make this over and over and over... - CB
- I found this by chance when I wasn't really sure what to do with this roast I got on sale. I decided to go for it because it looked easy enough and of course, my very picky family was complaining that anything made with Pepsi couldn't possibly taste good. Well, they are eating their words, along with extra helpings of this roast. Tender, moist, great taste, so easy to make - I'm adding this to my permanent recipe book. Thanks, Liesl! - Mamamootz
- This one came out very tender. I used some of the juice to make some gravy to go with this one. It was great. Will make this again! - LoriC
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