Root Beer Pot Roast

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
Bake: 3 Hours


1 (4-pound) eye of round roast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon pepper, divided
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 (12-ounce) bottle root beer (not diet)
1 (12-ounce) bottle chili sauce
1 garlic clove, minced


Sprinkle roast evenly with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

Brown roast on all sides in hot oil in a large ovenproof Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion. Remove Dutch oven from heat.

Stir together remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper, root beer, chili sauce, and garlic until blended. Pour root beer mixture over roast mixture in Dutch oven.

Bake, covered, at 300° for 3 hours or until tender.

Patsy Griffin, Shreveport, Louisiana,

Southern Living

October 2004
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