Friday, March 18, 2011

Cola Pot Roast

Recipe and photo courtesy of allrecipes

This is a slightly nostalgic meal for us. Back in the early days of our marriage we were very poor. We lived away from family in the "middle of nowhere", had no internet, no tv, no long distance... all we had for recipes were these 5 allrecipes cookbooks my mom had given me for Christmas. This recipe (and several other sentimental and family favorites) came from those books.


4 pounds beef sirloin roast
3 carrots, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 (.75 ounce) packet dry brown gravy mix
2 tablespoons water
1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream
of mushroom soup
10 fluid ounces
cola-flavored carbonated beverage


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Place meat in roasting pan and sprinkle carrots, celery, and garlic around. (I like to add a little onion as well...)
In a separate bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients. Pour this mixture on top of the roast.
Cover and cook for 1 hour in preheated oven.
Reduce temperature to 225. Cook for 2 hours. Turn the roast over and continue to cook covered for at least another 2 hours. Let meat rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

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