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trailer trash pot roast with Coke

"Trailer Trash" Pot Roast

 This no-fuss pot roast recipe combines Coca Cola and Chili Sauce for a perfect combination of sweet and spicy.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 622 kcal


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 lbs beef chuck roast
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can Coca Cola
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1 bottle Chili Sauce
  • 2 medium onions peeled and quartered
  • 4 carrots scrubbed and chopped into 1" chunks


  • Preheat oven to 300 F.
  • Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.  Season roast with salt and pepper, then sear the meat until browned on both sides (about 1-2 minutes per side).  Remove from heat.
  • Stir the Coke and onion soup mix together in a bowl, then whisk in the chili sauce.
  • Pour the Coke mixture over the chuck roast, scraping up any brown bits on the bottom of the pot.  Cover and bake for 1 hour.
  • Add the onions and carrots to the roast, cover and continue baking for another 2-3 hours, until meat and vegetables are fork tender.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes, hot buttered egg noodles or crusty bread to absorb the sauce.


Calories: 622kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 45gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 156mgSodium: 1226mgPotassium: 986mgFiber: 2gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 6825IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 5mg
Keyword beef, carrot, chocolate, pot roast
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