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Pop Roast

Let the sugary can of soda work its magic on this traditional pot roast, also known as a pop roast!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dinner
Keyword: beef chuck, dutch oven, pot roast, roast
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 281kcal


  • 3 lb chuck roast
  • 1 12 oz. can of Coca-Cola
  • 1 dry packet of Lipton's Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 can of creamy of celery


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Whisk together the can of soda, packet of dry soup mix, and the cream of celery in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Place the chuck roast in a dutch oven. Pour the soda mixture over the roast, letting the soup mix fall on top of the chuck roast.
  • Place the lid on the dutch oven and put it in the oven.
  • Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the roast reaches at least 145 degrees.
  • Remove to a large serving platter and slice. Ladle the gravy into a gravy boat or a bowl with a spoon. Serve warm with roasted vegetables of your choosing.


Calories may vary based on the size of your chuck roast.
No matter the size of the roast, you can still follow this same recipe. The only thing that changes would be the cooking time. The smaller the chuck roast, the less time it will need to cook.