It may sound weird but my family gave this root beer pot roast at least a hundred and fifteen stars. Maybe more. There is something about the soda that makes the meat buttery and tender, absolutely melt in your mouth good. The root beer adds a subtle sweetness and a nice spicy touch.
Since it is cooked in a slow cooker the actual work time for this is less than 10 minutes. The carrots added to the cooking liquer give it an added sweetness and onion adds a little depth. It is very similar to a Sauerbraten in many ways. Serve it with some homemade rolls and mashed potatoes and your Sunday family dinner is Mayberry RFD perfect.
The kind of root beer that you use will make such a difference in this. I suggest that you try an artisan microbrewed root beer for the very best results…but A & W would be my next choice. Remember that the complexity of flaqvors in the root beer will creat the complexity of flavors in the finished dish so a fake, chemically rootbeer will never be as good as a good one. End of sermon.
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