I don’t think I had even heard of a 7 bone roast until earlier this year.  If you never have, you should take the opportunity to try it.  It’s delicious!

The great thing about this recipe is that whether you do it in the oven or in a crockpot when it’s done you pretty much have the whole meal ready at one time!

Coca-Cola 7 Bone Roast

Prep Time: 30 Min
Cook Time: 2 Hrs 10 Min
Ready In: 2 Hrs 40 Min
Servings: 6 to 8


  • 1 (3 to 4 pounds) beef 7-bone roast (or another chuck roast)
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound baby red (creamer) potatoes, scrubbed, skins on
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms, cleaned
  • 1/2 pound baby carrots, peeled
  • 1 onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola or another cola {such as Dr. Pepper} (not diet), at room temperature
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (canned or homemade)
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  • 1 Tablespoon sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Prepare a 9 by 13-inch baking pan by lining it with foil.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Sprinkle 7-bone roast liberally with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat a 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 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. Mix cola, tomato sauce, onion soup mix, paprika, oregano, and garlic powder in a bowl until combined.
  9. Pour evenly over meat and vegetables.
  10. Cover tightly with foil.
  11. Roast for 2 hours.
  12. Remove from oven and let rest at least 15 minutes.
  13. Carve meat. Serve with vegetables and pan gravy.

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