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.
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
- 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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