So I got up this morning and decided I need some comfort food. Some real comfort food. Comfort food like my Mom used to make and I remember her pot roast….her slow cooked Pepsi Pot Roast that made the best Hot Roast Beef sandwiches. Slow cooked beef so tender it melted in your mouth with mashed with gravy. No one made gravy like my Mom. I still remember how she poured that Pepsi over the roast and then let it cook all day. Fork tender beef, creamy mashed potatoes and that gravy….oh that gravy!
Pepsi Pot Roast
1 (3-lb) chuck roast
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
2 envelopes Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix
1 cup water
1 cup water
1 large onion, diced or sliced
12 ounces of Pepsi Cola
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Pat dry the roast and season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown the meat for 2 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and set aside.
Combine both soup mixes with water and stir well. Pour soup mixture in crockpot. Stir in sliced onion. Add the roast and pour the Pepsi over the top. Cover with lid. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4 hours or until fork tender.
Ladle out 1 cup of the juices from roast and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk the cornstarch and broth and pour into a saucepan. Heat on medium high and continue whisking on medium high. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, whisking continually, until thickened.
Prepare yourself a hot roast beef sandwich by slicing the pot roast and laying it on two pieces of sandwich bread. Add some mashed potatoes beside the sandwich and then pour your gravy all over the sandwich and the potatoes. Enjoy!
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