Roast Beef with Coffee

Roast Beef with Coffee

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"Don't pass this up because it sounds strange. It is wonderful! Serve with mashed potatoes. This can also be made with a sirloin tip roast or a rump roast."

Ingredients 3 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 754 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 754 kcal
  • 38%
  • Fat:
  • 48.7 g
  • 75%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.9g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 70.1 g
  • 140%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 236 mg
  • 79%
  • Sodium:
  • 282 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat slow cooker to low setting OR preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Using a sharp knife, make 5 or 6 deep slits around the top and side of the roast. Push the whole cloves of garlic down into the slits. Place the meat in a slow cooker OR a 10x15 inch roasting pan and pour the coffee over the meat.
  3. Cook in slow cooker on low setting for 6 to 8 hours OR bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 2 to 3 hours.
  4. When roast is done, remove from slow cooker OR oven, and pour the drippings into a small saucepan over medium low heat. In a separate small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water. Mix well and add slowly to the drippings, stirring constantly. Simmer until thickened.
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I cut this recipe out of the Food Section of a Boston newspaper years ago- It is also called "Peking Pot Roast". There is one big difference that might make this recipe more appealing to those reviewers who didn't like it. Before cooking the roast, the newspaper recipe called for soaking the roast in red wine vinegar for 2 hours. It doesn't have to be a lot of vinegar, just 1 cup in a large plastic bag, turning several times. Afterwards, the roast is rinsed with water, removing excess vinegar. This not only affects the flavor of the meat but tenderizes it as well. I was fascinated by the "Peking Pot Roast" recipe & that was over 10 yrs ago. Maybe using this additional step will make a difference to the folks who tried this & didn't like it. Good luck, thanks as always to

Brandy Lee

What a great dinner we had last night! I find it difficult to rate dishes based on the way they're written here. Invariably, this thing and/or that thing gets changed due to others' reviews etc. But I digress.... There's another recipe here @, Pulled Pork, that is so completely delicious I can't stand it. Sooo, I did something similar with this beef (seasoning it a bit more since beef tends not to be as naturally flavorful): In addition to the coffee, I added a can of beef broth to the crock pot. This was after, however, I rubbed the entire roast with minced garlic, onion powder, kosher salt and pepper. Every hour or so, I flipped the roast over and added another dab of kosher salt and pepper. Throughout the day, the house smelled wonderful; at the end of the day, dinner *was* wonderful! The meat fell apart as I hoped, so I presented it by layering it against some grilled sourdough bread, along with mashed potatoes and gravy. The gravy was awesome! I made it using Wondra. Both of my sons had seconds of everything. My husband had a third helping of the meat and gravy!


I can't believe how fantastic and easy this was! My husband HATES coffee. I have to admit I felt a little deceitful making this knowing just how much he can't stand it, but I remember my sister in law making some really fancy (and complex) roast recipe that called for coffee. Anyway, I made this, substituting jarred, chopped garlic (that's all I had) and my left over morning coffee. I sprinkled the roast with salt and pepper and let her go for 8 hours in the crockpot. When the meat was done, I made the gravy, as described, except I wanted a bit more, so I added about a cup more water and a beef bullion cube. Then salt and pepper to taste (I may have used some onion salt for the gravy). Anyway, it was WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL and my husband had NO CLUE it was cooked in coffee all day. I finally fessed up when he was finished. He was shocked. Will make this again and again! Thanks.