Not (Quite) Mother’s Pot Roast Recipe

What? A house filled with the cozy smells of pot roast after a long day? All you need is a can of coke, a roast and a slow cooker (my Mama called it a Crock Pot). Huh?

Some Domestic Square Pegs don’t really like to cook (Ahem, Lovey?). I do, however. But, as most of you are, I am a busy working mom with a schedule that doesn’t allow for fancy meals with lots of prep work or cook time.

Enter the Crock-Pot. These days, also know as the more modern ‘slow cooker’. As many of you know, the slow cooker is a blessing to working moms and dads. I grew up in a house where both parents worked and my mom still managed to have a home-cooked and healthy meal on the table every night…but she was a magician.

As a matter of fact, my mom recently gave me her cooker because it is bigger than mine and she knows how much I love them.


One of my favorite recipes is the easiest. My ten year old daughter makes this for us monthly. It’s easy, filling, makes great leftovers and is gluten free.  A trifecta! I bet even DSP Lovey and Nurse Kris will make it (or teach one of their kids to).

Not (Quite) Mother’s Coca-Cola Pot Roast Recipe

1 beef roast (your choice of cut – I use as big as possible -  for leftovers)
1 or 2 cans Coca-Cola (I used diet because it’s all I had)

Put in slow cooker and cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 6-9 hours until meat is tender and pulls apart with a fork. Enjoy!

I serve over store-bought mashed taters or polenta, add microwaved frozen green peas and call it good. Really, good. Use leftover meat for burrito filling for another easy crowd-pleaser. Or, add BBQ sauce and put on buns for a Southern twist (a nod to Count Raoul).

If you have extra time or want to mix things up, you can add these to the cooker:

  • cut potatoes
  • can of tomatoes
  • carrots
  • mushrooms
  • packet of onion soup mix
  • sliced onion
  • sliced green peppers

So, pop open a Coke, and toast this fabulous Domestic Square Peg-worthy recipe today. Cheers!

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One Response to Not (Quite) Mother’s Pot Roast Recipe

  1. Nonna says:

    After reading this recipe, I might want my slow cooker back. Not that’s a crock!

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