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Slow-Cooked Coffee Pot Roast Recipe

Slow-Cooked Coffee Pot Roast Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Slow-Cooked Coffee Pot Roast

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HEXA 220754
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?"

pyoung9686 33235
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."

paul3303 115388
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

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

sallyjojo 57349
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

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

xtreme_sc2 39385
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

"This was full of flavor and very tender. Very easy to put together. I used a smaller chunk of meat for my family size and it was wonderful. I will make this one again."

rwippel 51756
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2013

"This recipe was delicious! My husband added a handful of mushrooms when I wasn't looking... and I will definately make this again with mushrooms! I served this with two potatoes mash and peas."

millieanne 82388
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2012

"So easy. I doubled the sauce and it was a HUGE hit. The meat came out moist and delicate. Fantastic - especially for how easy it is! Will definitely make again!"

3152004703 94091
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"This meal was excellent! The whole family loved it and it took very little time to make. I added baby carrots when it was almost done, and they soaked up some of the awsome flavor. I will be making this often!"

Hannah0418 34006
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"nothing special"

melhyrkas 33234
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"Yum!! Easiest and tastiest roast I've ever had. Skipped the thickening, and threw a bag of baby carrots in with it, and those tasted great too."

debsteaks 94038
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"My husband and four children really enjoy this simply delicious meal. I love it because its so quick and easy to put together. Also I love the taste that the soy sauce & coffee make together so I don't thicken because it mellow out the taste."

debsteaks 93957
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"I make this recipe often. It is quick & simple to put together. I love the down home comfy taste of this delicious meal. I don't thinken the juices either. I like the rich taste that the soy sauce & coffee makes...when you thicken it it mellows out the taste."

mother of 3 39442
Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"My husband and 'man Friday' loved this dish. I cut off as much fat as possible from the roast and used a packet of masa flour to thicken the juices immediately. I served this with mashed potatoes & steamed broccoli. If you're careful with sodium, try reduced sodium soy sauce. Easy & delicious!"

Rustyrod 33533
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"I only use venison so some recipes don't convert over as well but with this one, the meat was very tender and tasty and when you add this excellent gravy it was a hit with entire family. Its going to be my go-to pot roast meal from now on."

keywstgrl 39441
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"This recipe was fabulous! I added Potato's & Carrots as well for a more complete meal, and I seasoned it with mrs. dash original seasoning mix flavor. The gravy was excellent, meat was extremely tender and there was nothing left over. Even made the mother-in-law brag about how delicious it was!"

kjcashwell 39363
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"Great, easy recipe. My husband requests it often. I add potatoes and carrots for a full meal."

jkupets 81782
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"very good"

char04 204600
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"This was so easy to prepare. It taste wonderful."

dagny21 51750
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"This can't be a picture of this recipe. There are no mushrooms in this recipe, but I see mushrooms prominent in the photo. Hmmm."

mother of 3 129788
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2010

"When I was dishing this out, I thought, 'hey, there's no herbs in this', but I'd tasted the juices after it had cooked 3 hours and it was very good then. I used garlic powder instead of minced garlic, low-sodium soy sauce, and cooked it on high for 6 hours. Our handyman raved about the flavor and my husband liked it, too. He said I'm blessed to find good recipes fairly often and they're mostly from Taste of Home."

PatNooch 74956
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"It seemed to be missing seasonings. I only had low sodium soy sauce, would regular soy have made the difference? I would make it again if I can figure out what spices and/or herbs would enhance it."

sveumc 204599
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"This wonderful roast opened our fall season last October. Daughter and family came out for the day. I had roast left but NO potatoes and gravy. Delicious"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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