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Dr. Pepper Venison Roast Slow Cooker Recipe

We're all for simple cooking but this slow cooker recipe is just ridiculous. 

We're always on the search for easy recipes that taste like you spent all day in the kitchen. When we stumbled upon a variation of this slow cooker recipe involving Dr. Pepper and a beef roast or pulled pork roast, well, we just had to try it with venison.

Without surprise, it turned out better than expected. In fact, it's probably one of the best variations of a pot roast recipe we've found.

You may be surprised by how simple the ingredients list is for one of the best venison roast recipes you'll encounter.

Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Venison Roast Recipe


  • 1 whole venison roast
  • 1 can of Dr. Pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Carrots and celery for taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Yeah, that's really all there is to this yummy meal. Those five ingredients for this slow cooker recipe are really all you need.

If you wanted to cut out the celery and carrots, you could. We just tossed them in there for a little something extra to scoop up into our mashed potatoes.

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To get this recipe started, There's no soaking in marinade or waiting for meat to tenderize. Just pour a can of Dr. Pepper over the venison roast in your slow cooker, covering just about half of the roast. If you don't like Dr. Pepper, you can try this recipe with Coke too.

If one can doesn't do it, just add in some water. Otherwise, the one can is all you need for one of the better dinner recipes you'll come across.

Finally, add in some salt and pepper and set the slow cooker to low. Let it cook for at least six hours. The exact cook time will vary depending on your equipment, but the longer it's heated the more tender it becomes. Just remember, it's called "slow cooking" for a reason.

If you can shred it easily with a fork, the slow cooker has done its job on this delicious Dr. Pepper roast.

Remember, if you don't have a Crock Pot, Instant Pot or other slow cooker, a Dutch oven on low heat can serve the same purpose. Crock Pot recipes like these never go out of style!

Sure, grilling backstrap tenderloin left to marinate in Worcestershire and salt and black pepper is a great way to enjoy deer meat, but you'll be pleasantly surprised at how great this main dish tastes.