Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pepsi Pot Roast

This makes a tender roast in a sweet, rich gravy.  The limited number of ingredients make it super simple to prepare.  The leftovers also make a great open face sandwich for a hot lunch the next day.
You don't actually have to use Pepsi.  You could use Coke, Dr. Pepper, or any cola variety including diet and caffeine free.  It's the acidity that really works to tenderize the meat.  We used Coke, but I like the alliteration of Pepsi Pot Roast better.

Pepsi Pot Roast

1 2 1/2 lb. chuck roast
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
1 can cola
2 Tbsp. corn starch
1/4 c. water

1.  Place chuck roast in a greased slow cooker. Sprinkle onion soup mix over roast. Pour cola on top.
2.  Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until roast is tender.
3.  Remove roast from slow cooker and let sit 10-15 minutes before slicing.
4.  Pour cooking liquid into a saucepan, skim off and discard fat. Bring cooking liquid to a simmer. Whisk together corn starch and water and whisk into cooking liquid. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until desired consistency is reached. Gravy will thicken upon standing.  Serve roast with gravy.
Pepsi pot roast, roasted rosemary red potatoes, Caesar salad, and bread machine dinner rolls.

source:  Hy-Vee

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