Cola 7-Bone Roast

instant pot pot roast, mushrooms and carrots on a white plate
Diana Rattray
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 2 hrs 10 mins
Total: 2 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
671 Calories
37g Fat
27g Carbs
59g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 671
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 188mg 63%
Sodium 748mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 59g
Vitamin C 12mg 60%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 1326mg 28%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe for oven-baked 7-bone pot roast and vegetables gets a boost from cola which creates an incredibly rich gravy.

You won't taste cola, but the gravy is to die for! You can substitute any brand of plain cola, but do not use diet soda.

This recipe also will work well with other chuck roasts if you are unable to find a 7-bone roast. Directions also are given to prepare the roast in a slow cooker.


  • 1 (3- to 4- pound) 7-bone roast, or similar chuck roast

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound baby red potatoes

  • 8 ounces button mushrooms

  • 1/2 pound baby carrots, peeled

  • 1 pound sweet onions, very thinly sliced

  • 1 cup cola, room temperature

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix

  • 1 tablespoon sweet Hungarian paprika

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  3. Prepare a 13 x 9-inch baking pan by lining it with foil.

  4. Sprinkle 7-bone roast liberally with salt and pepper. Heat a large, heavy-duty skillet until very hot, add the olive oil, and quickly sear the 7-bone roast on both sides.

  5. Place seared roast in foil-lined baking pan.

  6. Surround with potatoes, mushrooms, and carrots in an even layer.

  7. Spread sliced onions evenly over the top of the meat and vegetables.

  8. In a bowl, mix together cola, beef broth, onion soup mix, paprika, oregano, and garlic powder until well combined.

  9. Pour evenly over meat and vegetables. Cover tightly with foil.

  10. Roast for 2 hours. Remove from oven and let rest at least 15 minutes. Carve meat.

  11. Serve with vegetables and pan gravy.

  12. Enjoy.

Recipe Variations

  • Use the same method in a large oval slow cooker, cooking on low setting for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Omit the vegetables (except the sliced onions), and cook the 7-bone roast alone as a main dish.

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