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 for 9-10 hours or until meat is tender.
- Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until gravy is thickened.
Nutrition Facts4 ounce-weight: 248 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.
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?
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.
Feb 9, 2014
Great recipe as is. I cooked it on high for 4 hours and it came out great.
Nov 9, 2013
Easy and a great unexpected flavor combination. No changes needed. Leftovers will make great beef and noodles :)
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