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Root Beer Pot Roast

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Bake time 3 hrs
Yield Makes 8 to 10 servings


  • 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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