I stumbled on this slow cooker pot roast recipe months ago on AddAPinch.com, and I originally thought the name had a typo.
Dr. Pepper? Seriously?
I wasn’t planning to try it because I thought it would ruin a good piece of beef. But, curiosity got the best of me and I decided to try it.
I was shocked.
It was really good!
It also worked really well with our grass fed beef. And yes, I realize it’s a little counter-intuitive to use Dr. Pepper on a piece of grass fed beef, which is known for having more nutrients than regular beef, but this really was yummy.
I think this would work on any roast, but I used a Sirloin Tip roast. As always, remember these roasts are double wrapped before you put it in the crockpot.
After making it, I started researching why Dr. Pepper works on beef. I discovered it’s because of the acid in cola. It helps break down the beef and makes it even more tender than normal. I’ve read that Coke will work too, but I haven’t tried it yet.
Here’s the recipe. Try it. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised too.
Dr. Pepper Slow Cooker Pot Roast
- 1 Clover Meadows Beef roast 3-5 lbs
- 1/2 can Dr. Pepper
- 1 cup water
- 3 dashes Worchestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 cloves garlic
- Place beef roast in slow cooker
- Add all other ingredients on top of the beef.
- Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours