The Most Succulent Pot Roast Ever (Slow Cooker Recipe)

I have always loved a good beef pot roast.  Even when I was little and hated most vegetables, I would still eat pot roast.  Apparently my parents had to tell me VICIOUS, BOLD-FACED LIES to get me to eat certain veggies.  Onions, for example, were called special shells at our pot roast dinner.  SPECIAL SHELLS?!  And you know what?  I scarfed those bad boys down every time.  I wouldn’t touch onions when served with any other meal, but pot-roast-special-shells?  HELL YES.

Er.

So anyway.  This recipe is from my stepmom.  I have always made a similar version, but her flavor combo puts mine to shame.  The first time she made this meal for us, we were travel weary and starving – arriving at their house in Texas after days in the car all the way from PA.  It was the be-all-end-all hearty home-cooked meal – so I was delighted when she gave up the ingredient list so easily… and now I shall share it with you!

Serves: A small army (okay, like 4-6 people)  This recipe can be easily adapted to serve more people if needed – just use a bigger roast and add more veggies!

You will need:

  • Beef Roast – approximately 2-3 pounds
  • 1 lb of carrots (peeled, chopped)
  • 4-6 yellow onions (peeled, halved)
  • 4-6 red potatoes (quartered)
  • mushrooms (de-stemmed)
  • 1 packet Lipton’s French onion OR beefy onion soup mix
  • 2 cans Coca Cola (24 oz)
  • 2 cans cream of celery soup

How to make:

  • Turn slow cooker on LOW heat.
  • Add cream of celery soup, Coke and Lipton soup mix to the crock pot.

  • Mix ingredients together.  Crock-pot will roughly resemble a big vat of BARF.  You know, VOMIT?  :)

  • Told ya!
  • Anyway.
  • Add your roast, cover and heat on low for 3-4 hours.

  • We added our vegetables about halfway through the cooking time of 6-7 hours to keep them from getting too mushy.  Depending on your preferred veggie consistency, you can do the same or add them all at once in the beginning.

  • After 7 hours or so, you will be treated to the most flavorful, fall-apart roast EVER!  Mmmmmmmmmmmm!

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  • http://insertwittytitleheremomstired.wordpress.com/ Gamanda

    That looks delicious! I never would have thought to use Coke on a roast. My MIL thinks she’s some brilliant chef b/c she uses Coke on a ham.

  • http://www.themomoftheyear.net/ Meredith

    Pinning away and loving those “special shells” ;)

  • Melisa

    Brussels Sprouts were “gumballs” in my house. Parents are such liars ;)

    • devon

      That really made me laugh! Oh, Aunt Lori! :)

  • Heather

    Yum! This looks yummier than the one I generally use. Question: Which specific kind of roast do you use? My mom and grandmom made roasts all the time when I was growing up. I like to consider myself a decent cook but sometimes I make our crockpot roast recipe and it doesn’t fall apart. Sometimes it does. I asked my grandmother who told me to use a “rump roast” which I cant find very often in our stores. Thanks, in advance! Can’t wait to try this one!