Crisp and succulent outside, tender and juicy inside,'cola roast' is a southern favorite. Treated with a zesty rub and browned, this roast luxuriates in a sauce of cola combined with chili and Worcestershire sauces.
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 (4 pound) boneless bottom round roast
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup cola soda
1 (12-ounce) bottle chili sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons liquid hot pepper sauce
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Combine salt, pepper and garlic powder in a small bowl; rub mixture over entire surface of roast; reserve.
- Heat a large saucepan or skillet on medium-high; add oil (do not allow oil to smoke). Place roast into saucepan and brown; turn to brown each side. Transfer roast to a roasting pan; set aside.
- Combine cola, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce and liquid hot pepper sauce; mix well. Pour over roast, allowing liquid to collect in roaster. Cover and roast for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until tender.
Makes 8 servings.
Tip: Use your favorite dark cola; only use sugar-sweetened colas, DO NOT use colas with artificial sweeteners, because they DON'T work.