Hello again, it has been a long while since my last post. I have defiantly been slacking in the blogging department. I would say sorry, but I’m not sorry. This little cutie has been keeping me very busy these days. Madeline is now two and a half years old going on thirteen. Between her climbing on everything in sight, throwing daily tantrums, potty training, and not to mention our three humongous dogs running around, there is never a dull moment. But I wouldn’t change a thing 😉
Onto the purpose of this post, my “Coca Cola Roast” recipe
To jump back into the blogging groove I thought why not start with a recipe post. Not just any recipe, but one of mine and my husbands favorites. It’s a roast that only calls for a handful of ingredients, and is super easy to make. I even debated on calling this post “The Best, Easiest, Yummiest, Fool-Proof Roast Ever” because… well…it is, but instead I settled for a shorter title. 🙂
It is a fun take on my mom’s, mother in-law’s, and the pioneer woman’s recipe all combined. All three ladies are amazing cooks. To explain how easy this recipe really is, I need give a bit of back story on all my roast mishaps (I know your thinking how can anyone possibly mess up a roast) well.. trust me it’s possible. I have always enjoyed cooking but for some reason roast has never been my forte. From the correct cut of meat, to using the right spices, and the different ways to cook a roast, things can go terribly wrong. I have over-cooked them, burned them, and just plain made them taste terrible. So I am pretty excited to have found a fool proof roast that even I can’t mess up. 🙂
Ingredients & Instructions are all below
What you will need: About a 2 1/2 lb. Beef Chuck Roast 1 bottle of Coca Cola (Pepsi works well too) 1 big diced yellow onion 2 cups of baby carrots 1 tbl of garlic powder 2 tsp of salt 2 tsp of pepper 1 tbl of onion powder 2 tbls of olive oil 5 to 6 small potatoes diced up (optional)
Preheat oven to 250 degrees
1.Using a dutch oven (this is key) heat on the stove top on medium-high heat. Add 1 tbl of olive oil and your chopped onions. Let them cook for about 1 to 2 minutes on medium high heat while stirring them occasionally. Then take the onions out and set aside.
2. Next add the baby carrots into the dutch oven, cooking them on medium high heat for 1 to 2 minutes stirring occasionally. Then take out and set aside with the onions. This coats the pan with a little extra flavor. The first two steps are completely optional.
3. Add in the other tbl of olive oil into the pan.
Time for the seasoning. Mix all your seasonings, together in a small bowl. Then equally distribute the mix onto each side of the roast. Then put your roast into the dutch oven, and cook each side for a full minute on medium high heat. This helps lock in all that flavor.
4. Add your carrots and onions back into the dutch oven on top of your roast. Then pour in the entire bottle of Coca Cola.
5. Pop the lid on top and stick in the oven. You’ll cook it for 6 to 7 hours.
6. If you decide to add potatoes, cut them fairly small and then add them in with your roast when there is about 4 hours left of cooking time. This is so they’re nice and soft when it’s time to serve.
After 6 to 7 hours on 250 degree in the oven you’ll have a perfectly tender, flavorful roast, ready to fed the entire family.
That’s it!! Hope you enjoyed this awesome recipe, let me know if you decide to try it out, or send me a comment below if you have any great cooking tips you’d like to share. I love hearing from y’all.
As always thanks for stopping by 🙂 And have a great rest of your week!!