I was introduced to this recipe for Roast about 7 years ago. I thought to myself “Coke in a Roast Beef Recipe? You have to be kidding me!” So I figured I would try it out. I have to say, this roast recipe is so easy and it will not disappoint. I also made some yummy, creamy roasted garlic smashed tatters to go with our dinner tonight.The smashed tatters are pretty easy to make ahead of time or to just throw together right before dinner.
I have a large crock pot so I double the recipe to accommodate for the size. First you take 2 packets of onion soup mix (or use my recipe for Onion Soup Mix) and 2 cans of cream of celery soup. You could use cream of mushroom soup but I am not a fan of fungi.
Roasting garlic is not difficult at all. This process sweetens the garlic and also adds a nice nutty flavor. Cut the top of the head of garlic off and drizzle it with a little olive oil. Wrap the head in foil and place in an oven at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
When the roast is finished it will fall apart in the crock pot. Removing the is kind of like beef fishing. It falls apart so nicely. It is so tender and goes well with the mashed potatoes. The juices that the roast was cooked in becomes this amazing gravy for your tatters. Nothing says home like a big sloppy plate of roast and smashed tatters with gravy.