Thursday, November 16, 2006

Slow Cooker Thurday ~ Coffee Roast Beef

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".

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.

Sandra at Diary of a Stay At Home Mom hosts Slow Cooker Thursdays. Go on over for more recipes or to add your own.


Anonymous said...

Interesting! I don't think I've ever heard of doing a roast with coffee but it sounds good! Thanks for sharing it.

Eden said...

Sounds delicious! I'll definitely be giving your recipe a try.
I'll have an update posted regarding the post from yesterday, sometime today. Today is going to be a rough one.
Have a great day!

Donnetta said...

Ha ha ha... so you decided not to wait on me for this one, huh??

I had every intention of posting it, I just haven't gotten around to it. Sorry!! Can't say that I blame you!

Be sure to elt us know what you think and how it is!!! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Susanne, you brave brave woman LOL

Now I need to try it too, and I have a roast for this week, hmmmm, do I feel a Coffee Pot Roast coming on??? LOL


Shalee said...

Now you KNOW I'm going to accept this dare!

Needs more garlic though... and some onions.... Just from first glance. :)

Overwhelmed! said...

You know, Susanne, I'm not all that thrilled with coffee. But since you rave about how this recipe turned out, I may have to try it. :) Thanks for sharing!

I’ve posted Slow Cooking Thursday Hungarian Goulash recipe. Stop by and take a peek. :)

Anonymous said...

Oooh, yummy! I need to "branch out" from my regular roast recipe and try this. Mine has the super secret ingredient of coca-cola in it! I love it and the gravy always tastes really good. I bet the coffee does the same thing, I need to try it sometime :)

Have a wonderful day!!!

Doris said...

Oh my... I love coffee! And beef, and garlic. I'll try it. :)

Gina Conroy said...

I only have one question. How did everone sleep? Okay, two questions. Can I use Decaf?

Carol said...

I love coffee. I love my crock pot. My name is Carol. Coffee, crock pot and Carol all start with the letter C. I may have to try this recipe.

Scary, the way I think, isn't it?

Ghost said...

I have a roast in the freezer just waiting for a new recipe to try it out on. Sunday's going to be Coffee Roast Beef Day. ;)

PS. If you'd like to try another coffee gravy recipe you should try ham steaks with red eye gravy. Fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Why am I not surprised that you would rave about something with coffee in it? (am I one to talk? Er, NO!). This sounds like one I've heard of with root beer or ginger ale or something like that in it. But since coffee is more readily available around here...hmm. Any more of these crock pot recipes and I really WILL get that thing out of storage, I really WILL!

Anonymous said...

Yummy....this sounds wonderful..thanks for sharing.