I love to use my crock pot for Sunday dinners. I’ve cooked many roasts in them throughout the years. This root beer roast recipe uses root beer as a flavoring while cooking. It may sound odd, but I think the root beer adds a sweet and buttery flavor to the roast.
Add some carrots, onion, olive oil and salt and pepper and you have a roast flavor to die for! This root beer roast is also a good conversation piece. I love seeing the look on my friends’ faces when I tell them my secret ingredient is root beer. I’ve also heard of friends using coke, sprite and even ginger ale.
Try This Root Beer Roast!
So if you are looking for a new way to spice up your roast, try this! (You can make a yummy gravy from it too!)
For another great beef recipe that you can use with any left over meat from your roast, try this Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos recipe!
- Root beer Roast
- 5 lb roast (I used a rump roast)
- 32 oz root beer (room temperature)
- 1 bag small carrots (I put them in whole since they are small)
- 1 onion
- Salt and Pepper
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper roast and then brown it in oil till sides are slightly browned.
- Put ⅓ of root beer into the bottom of crock pot.
- Put roast into the crock pot.
- Add carrots and onions.
- Pour rest of root beer over top.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- (The longer you cook it, it will shred instead of cut. I like mine shredded but if you don't then don't cook it as long)
- Put roast drippings into a sauce pan.
- Mix together flour and water till you have a paint like consistency.
- (No specific amount, just add together since you will throw out what you don't use.)
- Bring roast drippings to a boil
- Slowly stir in flour mixture until you have gravy consistency.
- Add salt and pepper to taste!