Dr Pepper Slow Cooker Roast Beef Recipe

A delicious recipe for Dr Pepper Roast Beef cooked in a slow cooker. Perfect for busy weeknight suppers.

Okay, before I go any further, I have to tell you that this Dr Pepper Roast Beef is by far one of the best slow cooker roast beef recipe that I have ever had.

Hands down.

I didn’t add any potatoes or carrots to this recipe. I wanted just the meat so that I could easily use any leftovers in sandwiches or other dishes later in the week. {There’s a great one coming tomorrow, so be sure to come back for it.}

I also want to tell you that my love for Coca-Cola has not faded. It’s a Georgia born and bred drink and I can’t stay away from it for long. But, Dr Pepper just adds something special to this slow cooker roast recipe.

Oh my stars does it ever.

I love putting everything in the slow cooker and heading off for my day of activities without having to worry about what we’re having for supper.

I need all the help I can get for having supper ready after a busy day.

Coming home from late football practice and now adding games to the schedule leaves me with few nights that I can leisurely cook supper – if I ever could during the week. These are the nights I am more thankful than ever for my slow cooker.

And this Dr Pepper Slow Cooker Roast Beef.

And early bedtimes.

And my DVR.

But we’ll just talk about the roast for now.

Here’s my recipe for Dr Pepper Slow Cooker Roast Beef. I think you’ll love it.

4.8 from 8 reviews
Dr Pepper Slow Cooker Roast Beef Recipe
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A delicious recipe for Dr Pepper Roast Beef cooked in a slow cooker. Perfect for busy weeknight suppers.
Serves: 8
  • 1 3-5 pound beef roast
  • 1 can Dr Pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  1. Place beef roast in slow cooker.
  2. Add in all other ingredients.
  3. Cook for 7 hours on low.
  4. Serve warm with pan juices spooned over the top.




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  1. 99

    Lacey says

    I tried this recipe today and it was awesome! I used about a can and a half of Dr. Pepper and one and one-third cup of water. This is the way to go if you need more than seven hours of cooking time! After a long day of shopping I came back 8 hours later to a perfectly cooked roast! It was my first time with a crock pot and I would definitely recommend this recipe for other beginners! Next time I’ll be trying it with dried onion soup – I hear it’s amazing! Thank you for the awesome recipe!

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    Devina says

    I knew I was going to use this as a sand which shred so instead of worstershire I subbed in A-1 and it was wonderful! Served this on a crusty baguette with provolone and had to seriously restrain from having two! Thanks a bunch!

  3. 101

    Tammy says

    Made this today. Used diet Dr. Pepper and used 1/2 c water and 1/2 c beef broth. Turned out quite well, but would add some spices next time to add some punch. Certainly cooked it tender and juicy. Thanks for the recipe. Always like to try new variations.

  4. 102

    Nathan says

    Stupid question I know, but as a slow cooker beginner … what size slow cooker did you use for this? Mine is pretty small.

  5. 105


    I need to make a meal for a large family who just introduced a new little one into their fold. I have a large bone-in chuck roast that I’m hoping will due will with this recipe. Since I’m not sure what this tastes like when it’s done, could you advise me on what sort of bread and what sorts of condiments would suit the finished product in a sandwich? Thanks so much!

  6. 110

    Christine says

    My family loves roast beef and Dr. Pepper so this should be a win win. Just put this in my crock pot for tonight! Looking forward to trying this with gravy and mashed potatoes as an open faced roast beef sandwich :) will let you know how it turns out!

  7. 113

    Laurie says

    I didn’t have time to do it in the crock pot, so I cooked it on 300F for 3 hours in an oven-safe Dutch oven. I did not add the water, but gave it a splash of Balsamic vinegar. Very easy, and VERY yummy. Think this will by my go-to pot roast from now on. (Being from the South, I wonder how it would be with Coke instead of Dr. Pepper.) If you are inclined, you could also reduce the juice and thicken with a little cornstarch while the meat is resting. THUMBS UP!

  8. 114

    Shimmy says


    I wanted to try something a little different and I came across this recipe so i thought i would give it a try. I added a few ingredients such as onion, celery, carrots, green pepper, but this recipe was missing something. Next time I will add beef broth to give it flavor. Turned out good with the pop. Thanks for the idea, i will cook beef a little more in my household…

  9. 116

    Tabitha says

    What a delightful site!
    So I can’t wait to try this one, but I am wondering if I don’t have a crock pot how long would I roast it in oven, can I achieve the same results?

  10. 117

    Tiffany says

    My roast is frozen. Should I let it defrost or just cook it longer in the crock pot? My family loves beef and dr.pepper. I’m excited to try this one.

  11. 119

    ashia moreno says

    the aroma smells so good im making this roast beef dish for my family tonight I know they are going to love it thanks…its so quick and easy

  12. 120

    brian young says

    I’m just a beginner, and just wanted to ask a couple questions. Do you trim the fat off the roast beforehand?

    Also, I know that a lot of roast recipes have you sear the meat first, and then slow cook. Do I have to do this or is it just as simple as the recipe states?

    • 121


      Hi Brian,
      I don’t trim the fat from my roast when I cook them. By slow cooking the meat, you’ll render the fat from the meat giving you a very delicious, flavorful jus. I do not sear my roasts first before I slow cook them. I just toss it all into my slow cooker, set the timer and go.

      Good luck! Hope you love it!
      Robyn xo

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      There is not a save button, but if you are referring to the ZipList save button, you can easily use their bookmarklet to save it to your recipe box. Thanks so much!

  13. 125

    Knoffs says

    You can add a jar of mild pepper rings in and it it turns out amazing. I did this and I won’t ever cook another roast without adding them.

  14. 127

    Kristin says

    How do you serve it? Sounds great – and perfect way to use the slow cooker on these hot summer days too! I just would like to know the best way to serve it … or ideas/options, etc. Thanks!

  15. 128

    michelle takach says

    What kind of meat do I buy at the store. I am terrible at finding the right kind…will it saw raost beef or something like chuck roast or rump roast????

  16. 129


    I have an addiction with chocolate and diet Dr Pepper …I’ve never imagined cooking with Dr Pepper and I’m very curious about the result! Well, we sometimes add wine, bier to cook meat so why not Dr Pepper. Be sure I’ll try it out!

    • 130

      Elizabeth says

      Thanks for spelling “Dr Pepper” correctly! There’s no period after Dr in the product name. Random Texas trivia.

  17. 131

    Taylor says

    I know this recipe very well when it is done I shred cabbage and mix a little hot bbq sauce and mayo together with a little of the left over juice and serve it on a butter toasted bun very delicious


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