Cherry Cola Roast (Pork or Beef)

Total Time
3hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I've been making this for years, and just noticed it's not on here. A different twist on the Cola Roasts posted. You can use almost any kind of roast you like! The gravy is heavenly!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 -4 lbs beef roast or 3 -4 lbs pork roast
  • 12 ounces cherry cola
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 -2 garlic clove, minced
  • cornstarch (optional)
  • water (optional)


  1. Place roast in roasting pan that can be covered tightly.
  2. Pour Cherry Cola over roast.
  3. Mix soups and garlic together. Spread evenly over roast.
  4. Cover tightly.
  5. Bake at 325º for 3-4 hours, until tender.
  6. Serve with something to sop up all that delicious gravy -- we love it with mashed potatoes!
  7. If you'd like, you can thicken the gravy with a slurry of cornstarch and cold water.
Most Helpful

This was a pretty good recipe, it definitely needed some salt and pepper. Besides that it was very tender. I put mine in the crockpot on low for 6 1/2 hours and on high for 2 hours. My girls wouldn't eat it, but I have yet to find a roast that they will eat. Overall pretty good, unfortunately I will not be making it again due to the girls not eating it.

Gruenes July 28, 2009

YUM!!! This is by far the best pot roast that I have ever had. The roast came out tender and sooo delicious. I didn't find it sweet at all, which was honestly my fear, and I didn't need any cornstarch; it made a fabulous gravy all on its own (and I'm not a gravy fan.) Thanks!! This is the only pot roast recipe I will use from now on!

TUMaggieMay August 17, 2008

Outstanding! I used a pork roast, and cooked it in the oven. I agree with Shari2 that in the oven I would double the gravy ingredients. I could not believe I was out of cream of mushroom soup and had to use cream of chicken instead. I am so pleased with the results I think I will do it that way ALL the time. I added some quartered red potatoes and a package of baby carrots. A perfect 1 pot meal!!

Michelle S. February 03, 2008