This morning my mother called looking for a quick and easy Crock Pot recipe using beef. Tomorrow she plans to provide a meal for a church member recovering from surgery.
The recipe I shared with her came to me from an unlikely place. A few years ago as JT and I were sitting in the lobby of the title company waiting to close on our current home, I realized I needed to change my daughter’s diaper. I walked over to the receptionist to ask for directions to the nearest bathroom. She was wrapping up a telephone conversation with one of her children and concluded by saying something along the lines of “Dinner is in the Crock Pot. I’ll be home soon.”
The mention of a Crock Pot piqued my interest, so when the receptionist hung up I inquired about the simmering contents of her Crock Pot. She smiled and eagerly shared the recipe for Pepsi Pot Roast, one of the easiest and tastiest Crock Pot recipes we’ve ever enjoyed.
When I make it, I throw in a few carrots, onions, and red potatoes for a nice stew. I also season and sear my roast in a pan before adding it to the Crock Pot. You don’t have to do this, but I find searing allows the seasoning to adhere to the meat and gives it a bit more flavor. Feel free to add whatever you like and make the recipe your own.
Pepsi Pot Roast:
1 pot roast (3 or 4 pounds)
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
1 bottle of Pepsi (12 ounces)
1 jar chili sauce (12 ounces)
Place the pot roast in the Crock Pot. In a medium bowl combine the soup mix, Pepsi, and chili sauce. Pour over the roast and cook on low for 8 hours.
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