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Trailer Trash Pot Roast

Comments : 3 Posted in : Dinner on by : Chris

With a name like that I just had to try this recipe I stumbled across on http://stickygooeycreamychewy.com. It’s cooking in my oven right now and smells fantastic. I’ll update tonight on my review of it’s deliciousness.

Trailer Trash Pot Roast


3 tablespoons olive oil
1 3-4 pound beef chuck roast
Salt and pepper for seasoning roast
1 can Coca Cola (classic Coke)
1 packet Lipton Onion Soup mix
1 bottle Heinz Chili Sauce
2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
4 carrots, scrubbed and roughly chopped into 1 to 2-inch chunks


Preheat oven to 300 F.

Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.  Season roast with salt and pepper and sear the meat until browned on both sides, about a minute or two per side.  Remove from heat.

Stir Coke and onion soup mix together in a bowl.  Whisk in chili sauce.

Pour 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 a big old loaf of crusty bread to sop up the sauce.

Recipe and Photo From: http://stickygooeycreamychewy.com/2010/11/12/trailer-trash-pot-roast/#ixzz1BsoO0UBs

Update: The meat was falling apart after the 4 hours in the oven and smelled absolutely amazing. We served over egg noodles, though I wish I had some fresh crusty sour dough to go with it.  The chilli sauce added a little heat and zing, while the coca cola countered with some sweetness. The only thing I’ll do different next time is trim more fat off the meat.


3 thoughts

  • Cathy A.
    September 4, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Chris & Rachel. I just found your blog and I love it. I have been making this recipe for years, but I always use a beef brisket. It has always been a big hit. I can’t remember where the recipe came from, but I never thought it had a name. I think I’ll be using this one from now on.

  • Melissa
    December 26, 2012 at 10:11 am

    This is easy to make and the outcome has been great for everyone we made it for.

    • Chris
      December 26, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      Awesome, great to hear Melissa 🙂 Thanks for sharing. This is a fav of mine

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