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Java Roast Beef

 Java Roast Beef
Coffee adds richness to the gravy, which is perfect for sopping up with crusty bread or draping over mashed potatoes. —Charla Sackmann, Orange City, Iowa
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours

Ingredients

  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 1-1/2 cups strong brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Directions

  • In a small bowl, mix garlic, salt and pepper; rub over beef. Transfer
  • to a 4-qt. slow cooker. Pour coffee around meat. Cook, covered, on
  • low 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking
  • juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. In a small
  • bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into
  • cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Serve with meat.
  • Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3 ounces cooked beef with 2-1/2 tablespoons gravy equals 199 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 342 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 3 lean meat.