I really wanted to love this, (I love Pepsi!) but I thought the gravy was too sweet for my taste. The pork was tender and juicy. I might try again with less Pepsi.
Unbelievable that these ingredients could work so well together!! Tried this one on the family and they loved it!! I'll definitely make this again. We made it exactly the way the recipe reads...no cutting back or anything, and it was perfect.
I cooked this today and it turned out to be absolutely delicious. I believe this is one of the best pork roasts I've cooked in a looong time.
This was, by far, the most tender, fall-off-the-bone pork roast I have ever made. I doubled the recipe for a 5 lb roast, used Classic Coke and added 2 packets of mushroom gravy mix, and 2 sliced yellow onions. Baked in the oven at 350 for 4 hours. DH said it was AMAZING! Even with the recipe doubled, we wished we had more gravy, so maybe we'll triple it next time. I didn't think it was too sweet at all, couldn't even taste the soda. Will never make it any other way again. <br/><br/>UPDATE: We've now tried this with Diet Pepsi, Coke Zero, Cherry Coke Zero, Diet Dr. Pepper and cheap old Diet Shasta from the dollar store. The results were all exactly the same, which leads me to believe that any dark cola would probably do. I think it's the carbonation that makes the meat so tender. I even used this recipe on a VERY tough, dry cut of bone-in beef roast. I had two of these badly cut roasts from the same 4H cow and they had almost no fat at all to add any flavor. The first roast, made the old fashioned way, was like shoe leather. The second one was cooked with the cola method and was tender, juicy and flavorful. I put the leftover meat and gravy in a stew and it was delicious. The whole family agrees that Pork gets a tastier result over Beef, but either one still tastes great. Definitely give this a try.
Well is this simple? Simply good! I too used the whole pkg of onion soup. cooked it on low for 6 hours and it was perfect. Of course my company thought I was nuts pouring Pepsi over the roast but they didn't complain come dinner time. Lovely aroma while it is cooking. I used about 1 1/2 tsp of corn startch to thicken the gravy Thanks MG great recipe!
Hi Mysterygirl, We are a Pepsi house so this recipe instantly caught our eye anything with Pepsi we love and we loved this recipe absolutely delicious we had company tonight and nothing but raves, all gone but the memories the sauce was perfect not sweet and very rich. We used Campbell's canned mushroom & onion soup we do not like Lipton's onion soup mix so we used a whole white onion thinly sliced. I did remove however the fat from the pork roast after the roast was cooked so we didn't have the fat in the sauce the roast was 10 lbs next time I will double the sauce. Not that we wouldn't have wanted the fat but unfortunately saturated animal fat is not conducive to losing weight! We did not add any vegetables while the roast cooked in the slow cooker except the onion which we removed before serving we made all of our vegetables and potatoes separate. There was no real Pepsi taste except maybe a little "hint". Thank you, for sharing this great recipe which will go to my favourite so yummy cookbook It's Just Supper!
This is a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it with me. The only change I made was that I cooked it on medium for 9 hours (cooked while I was at work).
Made this recipe for a group home of 6 men & they LOVED it! I layered the bottom of the crock pot w/ red potatoes. I put seasoning salt & pepper on the roast. Used Dr. Pepper (the only soda in the house) instead of Pepsi & completely forgot to put in the mushroom soup. Didn't matter, had so many compliments!
This is a 6 star recipe. My family loved it served over mashed potatoes. Used Cherry Coke and since we love garlie and red pepper flakes on just about all meat, I did this as well. Very, very good. In the past when I tried crockpot pork roast it was always a little dry. This is not a bit dry.