Awesome Freakin’ Beef Roast Recipe

No fancy schmancy title needed for this – just the truth.

It’s cold. I hate doing dishes. These two factors equate to a lot of crockpot dinners. In the past I’ve made chicken n’ noodles, beef roasts, teriyaki chicken, pork loin with apples (thanks for the recipe, Melissa!) and a variety of dips. I decided to put a twist on my roast prep and try a new flavor. I had heard of beef roasts cooked in Coke but I’m a Dr. Pepper fiend so I did some tweaking and came up with the following:

Buzzard’s Delish Dr. Pepper Beef Roast (again, no fancy titles here)

  • 3 lb beef roast (top round, top sirloin, rump etc)
  • 1 can Dr. Pepper
  • ~10 oz water (I just filled up the soda can with water and called it good)
  • Salt and pepper*
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Worcestershire sauce*
  • Secret ingredient

Combine all ingredients and cook in crockpot on low for 5-7 hours or until 145 degrees [it didn’t take 7 hours for mine to cook. More like 5.5]
*I learned how to cook from my mom and grandmas – they didn’t measure things out often so I don’t either.

Ingredients – very simple!

I didn’t have any actual garlic so I used a combo of garlic salt and minced garlic from our fridge (again with the approximate amounts and substitutions). Probably 1 1/2 tsp of minced garlic. The salt and pepper and Worcestershire sauce are to taste – the Ninja really likes a lot of flavor so I poured in a whole heap (maybe 7-8 squirts/dribbles/shakes).

The masterpiece cooking – I won’t reveal my secret ingredient or how much of it I used but it’s in your spice cabinet. Probably.
I used a top round roast but you could use any beef roast for this. We buy a lot of meat on sale so we’re not too picky about what we get. Sometimes we buy beef roasts and cut them into steaks!
Excuse my horrible iPhone photo – I’ve mentioned before that I’m a horrible food photographer. But look how it’s still pink and not overdone!

You guys, this was so delicious but please don’t overcook it! Roasts are done at 145 degrees F and it will be so delicious and you’ll love it and be sad you didn’t make a bigger roast so you had more for leftovers!

What’s been cooking in your kitchen?

Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~


6 responses to “Awesome Freakin’ Beef Roast Recipe”

  1. Yes. Perfect. I'll be making this next week.

  2. I hope you and T like it – tell him you got the recipe from a Cats fan 🙂

  3. I think I have that same crockpot…. I make roasts quite frequently (apparently it's weird if you bring one into work to snack on throughout the day). I'll have to try this! I even have a can of Dr. Fizz sitting in my fridge (someone left if from New Years)

  4. Colby – I hope you like it. It was very juicy and not dry at all (cooked to 145) and a really unique flavor! Crockpots are the best 🙂

  5. Secret Ingredient???

  6. I put some ginger in, Leigh Ann. But not a ton, probably less than a teaspoon so I'm not sure you would even miss it if you didn't include it.