Slow Cooker Coca Cola Pot Roast


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If you have never made a crock pot roast with coke, then you are in for a real treat with my Slow Cooker Coca Cola Pot Roast recipe. A nice sized chuck roast is cooked with carrots, onions, potatoes, and a few other ingredients for a savory one-pot meal the whole family is sure to enjoy!

Make this a super hearty meal by pairing the coca cola roast with my Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese and Slow Cooker Green Beans and Bacon.

Pot roast with vegetables and coca cola in a slow cooker.
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Why you should try this crock pot roast with coke recipe

Traditional pot roast recipes typically call for a chuck roast, potatoes, carrots, onions, and beef broth at the least. While these can be flavorful as is, adding a few extra ingredients can give it an even better taste. The few extra ingredients added to this pot roast recipe are a cola soda and onion soup mix. This takes the place of having to add all of your own seasonings and tastes delicious!

Although this is one of the longer-cooking slow cooker recipes, the prep work is minimal and you’ll have plenty of time to get things done while this cooks. And no need to cook anything extra… everything is in the pot and ready to eat once it’s all done cooking. A win-win! If you are looking for a holiday roast, try my Slow Cooker Cranberry Pot Roast.

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for coca cola pot roast on a table.
  • Chuck Roast: I recommend getting a beef roast that is at least 3-4 pounds. This will ensure you have plenty of meat for serving. We also use a chuck roast in my Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pot Roast, or our slow cooker sauerbraten.
  • Veggies: Make it easy by using a bag of baby carrots that way all you need to do is slice the onion and red potatoes.
  • Dry Onion Soup Mix: This seasoning mix is a combination of dry onion flakes, beef boullion granules or paste, onion powder, parsley, celery seed, paprika, and black pepper. Using a pack of the soup mix is a lot easier than combining all of these ingredients together yourself.
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup: Not only does this soup help add a thick gravy like consistency to the slow cooking roast recipe, but it also adds additional flavors.
  • Worcestershire: This sauce has always been naturally paired with meat, especially beef and pork.
  • Coca Cola: This liquid makes for a natural tenderizer and caramelized flavor. Get ready for nice and tender veggies and meat.

Step-by-Step Directions

6 images showing how to make coca cola pot roast in a slow cooker.

Step One – Add the chuck roast to the slow cooker. Add the carrots, potatoes, and onion.

Step Two – Add in the carrots, potatoes, and onion.

Step Three – Sprinkle over the onion soup mix.

Step Four – Add the cream of mushroom soup, you can smear it over the top of the roast and vegetables. Don’t worry about it being perfect, it will all cook down together. Then, pour over the Worcestershire sauce and cola. Cover and cook on LOW for 9 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.

Step Five – You can remove the beef onto a plate or keep in the crockpot and shred it with two forks. Discard any fat and degrease the gravy with paper towels.

Step Six – Add the roast back to the slow cooker. Serve and enjoy!

pot roast in the slow cooker with carrots, potatoes and coca cola.

How to serve crock pot roast with coke

  • The classic way to serve this pot roast is by putting a nice helping of roast on a plate and surrounding it with a few carrots and potatoes.
  • You can also turn the red potatoes into mashed potatoes.
  • Some people like to turn the juices into a great gravy that can be poured over the meat and veggies.
  • This type of roast can also be used to make sandwiches, in which then you could serve veggies and potatoes on the side.
  • Another idea is to add an additional side like mac and cheese, green beans, and/or corn.
  • Don’t forget to serve it with bread! Buttered rolls, cornbread, and French bread all pair perfectly with this meal.
overhead shot of pot roast with a spoon in it.

Other recipe FAQs

Can I use a different soda?

Sure! I like the coca-cola brand; however, you can use any brand you prefer, such as Pepsi. If you deviate from the cola flavor, it may change the overall taste a bit, you can also use root beer.

How do I make this recipe heartier?

You can keep the vegetables in large chunks (think bigger potatoes and carrots) and you can add even more vegetables like celery or green beans.

How do I store leftovers?

Add any remaining pot roast into an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat over medium-low heat on the stovetop.

Can I use diet cola?

Diet Coke can be used if you have a dietary need for it, though it will change the flavor.

pot roast and vegetables on a plate with coke cans in the background.

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overhead shot of pot roast with a spoon in it.

Slow Cooker Coca Cola Pot Roast

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 hours
Total Time: 9 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Turn your ordinary pot roast into a delicious caramelized-tasting dinner by adding a can of coca cola and a few other simple ingredients.

Ingredients 
 

  • 3 lbs. chuck roast, (can use 3-4 lbs)
  • 1 lb. baby carrots
  • 1 lbs. red potatoes, quartered, or halved baby red potatoes
  • 1 white onion, diced large
  • 1 oz. lipton onion soup mix
  • 10.5 oz. cream of mushroom soup
  • 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 12 oz. can coca cola

Instructions 

  • Add the chuck roast to the slow cooker. Add the carrots, potatoes, and onion.
  • Sprinkle over the onion soup mix. Add the cream of mushroom soup, you can smear it over the top of the roast and vegetables. Don't worry about it being perfect, it will all cook down together.
  • Pour over the Worcestershire sauce and cola.
  • Cook on LOW for 9 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  • You can remove the beef onto a plate. Shred with two forks and discard any fat.
  • Degrease the gravy with paper towels. Add the roast back to the slow cooker.
  • Serve and enjoy!

How to Video

Sarah’s Notes

  • Diet cola can be used if you have a dietary need for it, it will change the flavor.
  • Add any remaining pot roast into an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat over medium low heat on the stovetop.
  • Pepsi or root beer can be used in place of coca-cola.

Nutrition

Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 1099mg | Potassium: 1467mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10468IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 7mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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18 Comments

  1. Shannon says:

    5 stars
    Made this today and it was delicious! I substituted cream of mushroom with cream of celery and quartered the onion rather than dicing. Otherwise, followed instructions to a T. Thank you for this recipe. Added to arsenal!

  2. Lisa says:

    First time I am using coca cola to make a pot roast..
    Excited about this!! You have never steered me wrong with any of your receipes!! Thank you Magical Slow Cooker

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I’m so glad you are trying this! Glad to have you as a follower to try the recipes.

  3. Renee' says:

    Can you substitute the cream of mushroom soup with something else?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Cream of onion, bacon or celery will work great.

  4. Bev says:

    5 stars
    This sounds yummy! I just put it all in my slow cooker. You said 9 hours on low. Is it ok to cook on high for about 6 hours?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes, that should do just fine!

  5. Anonymous says:

    5 stars
    The best pot roast ever!

  6. Parradoxx says:

    This was fast and easy to prepare. The flavor was fine, and the hint of sweetness worked well with sweet pickle relish or BBQ for sandwiches.

  7. JB says:

    Looks good & easy! How do you degrease the gravy with paper towel, especially without soaking up the liquid?

    Thanks!

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      The first time you do it on a dish you’ll soak up mostly grease, don’t do it a second time if it looks all the he grease soaks up.

  8. Lynn says:

    5 stars
    Made this for my husbands birthday and it was a hit! Best pot roast I’ve ever made. This one is a keeper!

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I’m so glad you tried it, thank you!

  9. Anonymous says:

    5 stars
    Fast easy and Delicious

  10. Chris says:

    Does the food taste sweet when cooked?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Just very slightly.