Slow-Cooked Coffee Pot Roast Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Coffee Pot Roast Recipe

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My family raves about my gravy when I prepare this recipe. Whenever I'm fishing for compliments, this pot roast is a sure hit!—Janet Dominick, Bagley, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 9-1/2 hours
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 9-1/2 hours
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), quartered
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons cold water

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 248 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein


  1. Place half of the onions in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with garlic and half of the beef. Top with remaining onion and beef. Combine coffee and soy sauce; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until gravy is thickened. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Coffee Pot Roast in Country Woman November/December 2001, p35

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2015

"I am learning to trust all you cooks and your reviews! Coffee and soy sauce seemed like a strange combination, but once again I trusted all the positive reviews and boy was I glad that I did! This is a great recipe."

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"Have not made yet--can carrots be added with the potatoes?"

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"Had forgotten about this coffee roast. I made this several years ago..IT WAS FANTASTIC! Last time I just used instant coffee but will used brewed coffee this time. I also added potatoes to the pot. Wonderful and tender."

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"Great recipe as is. I cooked it on high for 4 hours and it came out great."

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"Easy and a great unexpected flavor combination. No changes needed. Leftovers will make great beef and noodles :)"

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