8-Hour Tangy Beef

Mary Martins Fairbank, IA

Prep. Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 8–9 Hours


  • 3½–4-lb. beef roast
  • 12-oz. can ginger ale
  • cups ketchup

Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-Quart


  1. Put beef in slow cooker.
  2. Pour ginger ale and ketchup over roast.
  3. Cover. Cook on Low 8–9 hours.
  4. Shred with 2 forks and serve on buns. Or break up into chunks and serve over rice, potatoes, or pasta.


  1. This recipe produces a lot of juice. You can add chopped onions, potatoes, and green beans in Step 2, if you want. Or stir in sliced mushrooms and/or peas 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
  2. For a tangier finished dish, add chili powder or cumin, along with black pepper, in Step 2.