Cruising the meat aisle on Sunday when I did my shopping, I brought home a beef roast. Can’t remember the exact cut. It was boneless. It was also tied with strings, which I cut off given that I was going to slow cooker it. I’d been wanting to try some variation of the soda-onion soup-crockpot roast I’d seen rave reviews of on various cooking lists to which I subscribe.
I almost gave in this morning for a sure thing roast. I had a can of cranberry jelly in the pantry and the tried and true cranberry pot roast recipe was calling strongly. But, as I often do, I resisted and held out for the new and untried recipe. It is super simple. It is, as I’d read, very very good.
Crockpot Rump Roast with Soda
- 1 beef roast
- 1 envelope onion soup mix
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can of soda
- Put it all in your slow cooker.
- If you have an older one that doesn't spit and bubble even on low, I'd cook it it on low 8-10 hours hours or high 4-6 hours. If you have a newer model, like mine, that boils (not just simmers!) even on low, allow about 5 hours on low and don't even think about cooking it on high. Really, you just need to get to know your own slow cooker and follow their guidelines. There is a huge difference between newer and older models.
Put it all in your slow cooker. If you have an older one that doesn’t spit and bubble even on low, I’d cook it it on low 8-10 hours hours or high 4-6 hours. If you have a newer model, like mine, that boils (not just simmers!) even on low, allow about 5 hours on low and don’t even think about cooking it on high. Really, you just need to get to know your own slow cooker and follow their guidelines. There is a huge difference between newer and older models.
I’ve seen variations of this recipe with and without the “cream of” soup, one with a packet of brown gravy mix, one with fresh mushrooms, and one with a packet of Italian dressing mix and a beer instead of the soda!
This produced a nice au jus that was a bit thicker than you’d get without the “cream of” soup but not as thick as a gravy. If you want a gravy, take out the roast and stir in some flour and water (2 Tbs flour mixed with 3 Tbs cup cold water) and let it simmer a bit while you do the rest of dinner prep.
I served it with rice and cooked carrots and it was a huge hit.
I give this recipe a ten stars..my family loved it…We did not have coke or sprite so I used pepsi which was great with dried onions and seasoning instad of onion mixed. My son said, THIS IS SUPER!!!
I just made this dish over the weekend, but without the soda. It came out quite lovely. After the roast was done (2.5 lbs for 8 hours), I took the gravy from the bottom and simmered it in a pot with whole canned potatoes that were on sale this week. It was very good.
Does this make it sweet? I’ve always wanted to try this, but my husband doesn’t care for sweet main dishes (no ketchup, no sweet and sour, etc.)
though i don’t really drink it, i have a soft-spot for recipes that use soda. my mom used to cook ham in coca-cola. the best glaze ever. but once she made these cold buckwheat noodles we always have in the summer and for fun, put 7-Up into the cold “soup” instead of hte vinegar/broth mixture. It was really good 🙂 Your recipe sounds fun!
Yes, soda here means sweetened carbonated water, so 7-up, Sprite, Coca Cola, or even Ginger Ale are what I’ve seen mentioned. What do you guys call those? In different parts of the US it might be called pop, soda, co-cola, soda pop, coke (even when not referring to Coca Cola), and probably many more names I don’t know!
That sounds pretty good. Can you clarify what you mean by soda? Up here in Canada, soda is carbonated water, whereas I believe Americans have a different definition for soda. Thanks,