Slow-Cooked Coffee Pot Roast
Total TimePrep: 5 min. Cook: 9-1/2 hours
- 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
- 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 until meat is tender, 9-10 hours.
- Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Cover and cook on high until gravy is thickened, 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts4 ounces cooked beef: 248 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.
Dec 9, 2019
I followed this recipe exactly as I always do before altering it. I was VERY disappointed in the flavor of the gravy!!! It was tasteless!!!! I won't bother trying it again!!
Nov 25, 2019
I added baby potatoes, baby carrots and onion wedges. My husband said it was the best pot roast he has ever had.
Nov 29, 2018
Danny 21. A visit to your local optometrist might be in order. There are no mushrooms in the picture. Those are the onions. Enlarge your picture and you can tell.
Apr 30, 2018
Wonderful. I am a huge fan of truly great gravy, and that is just what this recipe makes. I have never made such wonderful beef gravy! The coffee added such a depth of flavor, but was not really identifiable in the finished product. I confess that I did not add the soy sauce, because I'm not a huge fan of it, and did not want to taste soy sauce. It was terrific without it. I also used a flour/milk combination for thickening, as my mom always did. I did also add 2 cups of beef broth when initially assembling the pot roast recipe in the crockpot. I did that so I'd have lots of gravy - which I did, and I have enough leftovers for "gravy bread" just like mom used to serve (which is simply white bread with delicious home-made gravy ladeled over it). Oh, and the meat is fabulously tender. If you think you're someone who can't make good gravy, give this a try. So glad I discovered this recipe. It's definitely my go-to now for pot roast. Highly, highly recommended.
Feb 19, 2018
My family loved this recipe! My daughter is not a big fan of beef roast, but she raved about this slow cooked pot roast! The coffee gave the roast amazing tenderness and flavor!
Feb 12, 2018
This was great. I used a smaller piece of meat for less servings, but left the sauce the same (should have increased it another half for more gravy). I used low-sodium soy sauce. Definitely a keeper.
Jan 20, 2018
This was one of the best pot roasts I have ever made. The gravy was so flavorful. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks for a fantastic recipe!
Oct 22, 2017
Easy to prepare and yummy. Also good leftover.
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.
Oct 27, 2014
Have not made yet--can carrots be added with the potatoes?