I did it. Oh yes, I did. After a couple comments to this post about my friends hearing of this recipe but to afraid to try it, it caught my interest but then I forgot about it. Then lo and behold, in looking for something different to do with a roast and a crockpot what did I come across but a recipe for Coffee Roast Beef. Okay with nothing to lose and feeling brave from another adventurous recipe that was a success this week, I boldy went for it. Can I say yummy! It was wonderful! I used a cheapo outside round roast and it came out tender and full of flavor. And my family raved and did not guess at all the gravy had coffee in it. So there you go more "feeding of the addiction".
COFFEE ROAST BEEF
4 lb. roast
5 cloves of garlic
1 1/2 cups prepared strong coffee
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup water
salt & pepper to taste
Turn crockpot on high while preparing the roast. Trim any excess fat from the outside of the roast. For small garlic cloves use whole. If they are large slice them lengthwise in half or thirds. Using a sharp knife make slits into the bottom, top and sides of the roast and stuff the garlic inside. Sprinkle outside of roast with salt. Place in crockpot and pour hot coffee over top. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Turn to low and cook 5 - 6 hours.
Remove roast, set aside to cool while gravy is prepared. Strain the liquid into a pot and heat to almost boiling. Mix water and cornstarch and add to liquid, stirring. Salt and pepper to taste. Simmer until gravy is thickened. Serve with sliced roast beef, potatoes or rice, and a veggie.
So go 'head try it. I dare ya.
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