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Beef recipe: Crock pot roast beef cooked in coffee

beef recipe
beef recipe
Sherry Smith-Noble

Here is a way to cook a beef roast to a tender state of perfection and you likely have the ingredients on hand! Any of us who use a crock pot know the feeling of coming home after a long day and being greeted with the aroma of dinner already cooked – the crock pot is truly a busy person’s best friend. Beef goes very well in a crock pot because it tenderizes while being cooked for a long period of time at a low temperature. Now take a cup of your morning joe and add it to your crock pot and you will love the results!

Use any type of beef roast for this recipe. In fact, for crock pot cooking, using the cheaper cuts of meat work fine because the process tenderizes it so that even the lesser cuts turn out amazingly.

You can use any type of coffee in this recipe, as well. A flavored coffee would certainly add a varied dimension, but a very strong cup of coffee works wonderfully.

Crock Pot Roast Beef Recipe

Ingredients for Crock Pot Roast Beef:

  • 1 – 3 pounds beef roast
  • 2 onions, thickly sliced
  • 1 – 1 ½ cup prepared coffee

Directions for making Crock Pot Roast Beef:

Put one of the sliced onions in the bottom of a crock pot. Place the beef on top. Arrange the other sliced onion on top of the beef and pour the coffee over all. Put the lid on the crock pot and set it on low. Cook for 9 – 10 hours.

Use the juices for a delicious gravy (see the recipe below).

Best Gravy Recipe

Ingredients for the Best Gravy Recipe:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 – 3 cups hot pan juices
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions for making the Best Gravy:

In a medium skillet, melt the butter and whisk in the flour – whisk continually for about 1 minute (cooking the flour for a minute will get rid of the floury taste). Add the hot pan juices and whisk until thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Other delicious crock pot beef recipes:

Crock pot beef with oranges

Crock pot beef cooked in beer

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