Crocka Cola Pot Roast #SlowCooker #Recipe

Erica R. Buteau > Blog > Recipes > Crockpot > Crocka Cola Pot Roast #SlowCooker #Recipe

It might have been because it was the first day of school, I’m not sure, but on this past Wednesday I was sure of two things. One, that I wanted to make a hearty, delicious meal. And two, that I had no real time to cook that day. So, I did what any super hero mom would do, I pulled out the crock pot!

This thing is my life saver! I actually have three of them. Two large ones and one small one almost entirely dedicated to those little grape jelly cocktail weiners! Who wants the recipe for those? Also, one of my top three pins on Pinterest is Crockpot Stuffed Cabbage Casserole. It doesn’t even look overly appetizing but its delicious and so much easier than making stuffed cabbage rolls!

Anyway, back to my Crocka Cola Pot Roast. My punny attempts lately might be a little lame (ok, a lot). But this roast was to friggen die for! I had seen some recipes floating around on Facebook about Coke Roasts but I never saved them so I just kind of added a can of coke into what I’d normally add to my roast. With impressive results! It practically melts in your mouth. My husband was in awe. I was the suprehero mom for the night and I spent less than 10 minutes putting it together!

Now, if you are one of those people that just have to peel their potatoes- you can add some time there. But, my Dad grows my potatoes. I know where they come from, how they are grown and they basically go from the ground to the table in one-two days. I wash them well. That’s it.

Crocka Cola Pot Roast Recipe

1 Pot Roast- 2-3lbs
1 Can Coca Cola
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 Envelope Onion Soup Mix
1lb baby carrots
10 Small New Potatoes- I like the Red ones.
Salt, pepper, minced garlic.

Wash veggies. Set aside. Mix coke, cream of mushroom soup and onion soup mix. Set aside.

Heat up a TBS oil in a skillet. Rub the roast with minced garlic, salt and pepper. The amount is entirely up to you!

Sear the roast on all sides. Place in crockpot. Add veggies. Pour cola and soup mix over everything.

Cook on high 4-5 hours or on low for 6-8 hours. Depends on your roast size and your crockpot.

Bon Appetit!

PS- You might have noticed that my picture says and I thought that this was a good opportunity to let you all know that I know my last name is crazy to spell. In fact, since I’ve been married I have always spelled it in my head letter by letter whenever I’ve written or typed it out. In order to get you here with any easily remembered web address I’ve added the domain to this site. I’m not stealing anyone’s pics. is still ButeauFull Chaos without the spelling hassle!


Erica Buteau is an ordinary gal that has done some extraordinary things including losing 180 pounds through diet and exercise. Her weight loss success story has been featured on The Today Show and in Woman’s World, Women’s Health and Fitness magazines and in testimonial videos for DDP Yoga and Atkins. When she’s not challenging others to find the courage to change their own lives; this solopreneur wears many hats and can be found blogging, teaching at a community college, managing social media marketing programs, or playing referee at her home in New England where she lives, laughs and loves her husband, children, granddaughter and one yappy dog. Her PR Friendly blog, ButeauFull Chaos! focuses on weight loss, product reviews, parenting, being a mom, empowering women, grandparenting, children and teen's issues (including Autism, ADHD, Childhood Bipolar Disorder, Learning Disabilities and teen pregnancy and parenting), family travel and recipes.


  1. Ashley B.

    I’m definitely adding this to my have-no-time-but-still-hafta-get-dinner-on-the-table meal planner! Speaking of which, I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for Pot Roast to go on sale, which it hasn’t, but when it does I’m stocking up and making this recipe!

    1. Erica Buteau

      Food shopping is just plain expensive! Let me know how you all like this recipe when you try it. We really enjoyed it!

  2. gabi

    Instead of envelope onion soup mix, did you mean onion gravy? I am going to make this tonight and wanted to be sure lol

    1. Erica Buteau

      I used an envelope of Lipton’s dry Onion Soup mix. Thanks for asking and please let me know how it turns out for you!

      1. Emma Bell

        Any suggestions on a substitute for the cream of mushroom soup? We have a mushroom “hater” here…..

        1. Erica Buteau

          Maybe cream of celery? Or skip it all together and use a thickening agent like cornstarch after you remove the meat to make a gravy from the broth.

          1. Emma Bell

            I’ll try that…Thanks! 🙂

  3. Missy

    Could this be cooked in the oven???

    1. Erica Buteau

      I’m sure it could be done in the oven too! I would just follow the directions for the size roast you have and give it a shot!

  4. Jessica

    If I have a 3.5lb pot roast, would 6 1/2 hours on low be enough? How do I tell if it’s done?

    1. Erica Buteau

      I usually judge based on when it’s “falling apart” when I put a fork in it. I think 6.5 hours is probably going to work but I might put it on high for the first half hour then turn it down to low. Good luck!

  5. Lisa

    Can cream of chicken be substituted as allergies to mushroom exist in my house?

    1. Erica Buteau


      I think that cream of chicken can be substituted but I’m not sure I’d want to use it. How do you feel about cream of celery? I’m just not sure about mixing the chicken with the beef. You could also try this-

      1 tbsp. butter
      3 tbsp. flour
      1/2 cup beef broth
      1/2 cup milk

      Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Stir in flour, remove from heat. Add broth and milk slowly, stirring as you go. Then return to heat and bring to a boil stirring constantly until it thickens. This will make a nice condensed cream soup subsitution that you can use in this recipe in place of the can of cream of mushroom.

      Good luck!!

  6. Jenny

    I love Cola Roast! The addition of the cream soup though is something I haven’t tried before-I’ll definitely have to give it a go! Thanks for reminding me of one of my crock-pot meals, haven’t made this one in ages. Happy SITS Day!

  7. Seana Turner

    Okay, your comment about your name is cracking me up… as you can imagine given MY first name:) Love anything in the crock pot and use mine a lot. Busy afternoons and cooking dinner are not compatible!

  8. Sondra

    We’ll have to try this one out. We’ve done a similar recipe with Root Beer and it’s pretty good!

  9. Jennifer

    I love crock pot recipes! This looks exceptional!

    Thanks for sharing.


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