Works For Me: Coke Roast


I read a recipe in Southern Living this spring that has been a huge hit with my family.  Actually, there are so few ingredients, I’m not sure it qualifies as a recipe.  More of an idea, really.  But anyway, here it is:

  • One big, honkin’ boneless pork loin roast (and yes, big honkin’ would be the technical term.)
  • A can of Coke
  • A full bottle of barbecue sauce

Dump it all in the crock pot for at least 6 hours.  Oh, your house will smell SO good, and your family will love it.  The Coke makes it all tender and runny.  I slice it up and pour some additional barbecue sauce on it before serving.  Then I serve it up with cole slaw and corn on the cob and why-thank-you-I-think-I-will iced tea. 

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31 thoughts on “Works For Me: Coke Roast

  1. Rebecca Mielke says:

    That is the coolest idea! In the winter I love to start a roast Saturday night and have it ready after church on Sunday. This recipe is simple enough for even me.
    Thanks! šŸ™‚

  2. Overwhelmed! says:

    I have this recipe and I’ve made it before! It’s quite yummy!
    So, I’m drawing a blank on a worthwhile WFMW tip. I’m still playing catch up with the fantastic response I’ve had from my “Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style” recipe exchange so I think I’ll just take a look at other’s WFMW tips this week and then join in again next week.
    Thanks for hosting WFMW. It’s one of my favorites. šŸ™‚

  3. Shereen says:

    lol I’m vegetarian, so I can’t really comment much on this, but I know my father in law used to do something like this. Thanks for hosting WFMW.

  4. Nancy says:

    This is my first WFMW…..thanks for the hosting.
    The roast sounds delish, like something my sister would make for her big old hubby and son.
    I can’t try it for a while since I would have to eat on it for a week…..the feller has moved to North Carolina for his new ER job and I am holding down the fort here in Kentucky. It is Lean Cuisine for this chick!

  5. Nettie says:

    Yay! Another crockpot recipe! That sounds delicious. We’ve cooked chickens and ham using coke, but never pork loin. We’ll definitely have to give it a try.

  6. Kelli says:

    I make this recipe a lot and I also do it when having to take foods to families for occasions such as funerals, potlucks, etc.

  7. Shalee says:

    I’ve heard of Coke roasts but I’ve never tried it, although I have had a Coke marinated steak and it was divine. The roast really does sound delicious. And it just so happens that I have a big honkin’ roast in the freezer. What kind of bbq sauce do you recommend? Kraft, Famous Dave’s… what’s your preference?

  8. The Wooden Porch says:

    Sounds easy. I’m all for easy!! Especially with small children and a husband who is obsessed with play off baseball and deer hunting this time of year.
    It’s also a great time to pull out that crockpot. I love the smell that fill the house. mmmmmm. Which reminds me, I actually posted another crockpot recipe on my blog that is JUST as easy as yours:
    We had it for supper on Monday and it was delicious.
    I accidently left two links on mr. linky. Whoops! Eventually I’ll get this whole blogger thing down…

  9. Amy says:

    Oh, I just love slow cooker recipes. Thanks for sharing your secret recipe šŸ™‚
    I wanted to tell you, ladies, that if you have a Walmart (and who doesn’t??) I am in the All You Magazine for our blog/site for this month’s edition. I am on page 84 and it was neat to get some recognition.
    I will go and repent for singing my praises now šŸ˜‰ Just had to share it with my favorite Wednesday people!

  10. Kilikina says:

    I have to say I love works for me wednesday and for SOME reason I have been SO busy on Wednesday’s and have not been able to post a WFMW. *sigh* I will pick it back up. I am sure you don’t even notice I was “gone” but I wanted to tell you I’m actually still here!

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