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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Cookbook - Main Dishes

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Sweet n’ Simple Roast and Gravy

  • 1 roast*
  • 1 (12 oz) can cola*
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz) can mushroom soup*
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix*


  1. Put roast in roasting pan. Mix cola and mushroom soup, then pour over roast. Sprinkle onion soup mix on top of roast.
  2. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for three hours.
  3. Makes its own gravy. Enjoy!

*If you want an extra-lean beef, try eye of round roast, top round steak, mock tender steak, bottom round roast or top sirloin steak. For a 3.5 oz serving, those cuts contain 5 g total fat, 2 g sat fat and 95 mg cholesterol.

*Use a reduced-fat, low sodium mushroom soup. Or try using a dry mushroom soup mix mixed with skim milk instead of the cola.