Smoky-Sweet BBQ Pot Roast

A few weeks ago I posted the recipe for Southern Living Smoky-Sweet BBQ Rub.


Dave the Builder bought an English cut roast at the market and suggested we season the roast with the smoky-sweet BBQ rub.

We put the seasoned rub to the Places In The Home taste test, and it scored 5 forks out of 5 forks.

Here’s our grading scale:

five forks 1


Scale of 1-5 Forks

1 fork:  Never Again

2 forks:  Where are the Antacids?

3 forks:  TLC (Tastes Like Chicken?)

4 forks:  Will be Cooking This Dish Again!

5 forks:  Share Worthy Recipe!!

Working on home decor projects makes it necessary for the dinner menu to be lovin’ from the oven friendly.

Season the chicken, pork, or beef, pop it in the oven, and fuggetaboutit.

This week’s recipe deliciously met those requirements.

Smoky-Sweet BBQ Pot Roast


1  3-5 lb. English roast

¼ cup smoky-sweet bbq rub

8 ounces regular cola

4 ounces water

For Smoky-Sweet BBQ Rub:

¼ cup kosher salt

¼ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons plus 2 tsp. smoked paprika

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground ginger


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  Rub roast with smoky-sweet bbq rub.  Place in 4 qt. oven proof pot or roasting pan.  Combine cola and water together and pour over roast.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 3 hours or until tender.



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