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Slow Cooker Coffee Roast Beef with Garlic Recipe

This slow cooker coffee roast beef with garlic is a must try. You will be surprised how well the flavors of coffee and garlic complement each other in this dish, it’s truly magical!

You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to make this recipe. It is super easy and full flavor and would be wonderful for the Holidays or when you are expecting guests.

A Magical Recipe

Bring the coffee shop into the kitchen. Don’t pass this recipe up because it might sound strange to combine coffee and a beef roast! When combined together they make magic that results in deliciously deep flavors for any meat lover’s dream meal. Perfect for a Sunday dinner or any day of the week as it is an easy recipe that uses the slow cooker to get the beef tender and juicy.

Slow Cooker Coffee Roast Beef with Garlic
Slow Cooker Coffee Roast Beef with Garlic

Slow Cooker Coffee Roast Beef with Garlic

This slow cooker coffee roast beef is the stuff you would find in your favorite café. With rich flavors from a good cup of joe and a tender juicy cut, it comes out perfect every time.

The flavor of rich coffee does not overwhelm at all; it rather highlights some other delicious flavors you won’t believe! Use this recipe if you want a bold rich coffee, garlic, and soy sauce flavor profile in your beef roast and gravy.

Easy and healthy eating without much fat. If this is the first time seeing a recipe like this, I hope you give it a try as it is really scrumptious.

What kind of Roast Makes the Perfect Pot Roast in a Slow Cooker?

We love a marbled chuck roast for making a pot roast. However, a sirloin tip roast, rump roast, bottom round, or even a beef brisket would work well too. The key to getting roasts tender in a crockpot is cooking them on low over long periods of time. Our rule-of-thumb anytime there’s still some toughness, cook it another hour and check again. We want the Perfect Crock Pot Roast full of flavor that falls apart perfectly!

I like to find meat on sale at the grocery store and use the slow cooker to create a delicious meal for my family with ease.

Slow Cooker Easy Recipe
Slow Cooker Easy Recipe

How to Make the Slow Cooker Coffee Roast Beef with Garlic

It only takes 4 ingredients to create this magical recipe.

A beef roast, garlic, coffee, and soy sauce. However, I added a beef stock packet to the liquid for making an amazing gravy. Another plus as there is no reason to take any extra steps to brown roast before placing it in the slow cooker.

There is nothing fussy about this recipe. Just use a knife to cut several slits in the top of the roast. Place the entire roast into the slow cooker. You could use a Dutch oven, to make this recipe; however, I didn’t want to pay attention to anything cooking today.

Mix the brewed coffee.  You can use a freshly brewed strong coffee or make a cup of instant coffee. I used instant. Adding 1 ½ teaspoons of coffee to 8 ounces of water and it worked out just wonderful in this recipe.

Add the coffee, soy sauce, and garlic to the slow cooker. I tried to make sure that the garlic was on top of the roast. You can use minced garlic from a jar or fresh garlic cloves minced in this recipe or garlic powder, but I would opt for the minced fresh or jarred garlic first.

Slow Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 5 hours.

Do a Temp Check for Food Safety

If you want to be safe, you can use a meat thermometer and take the internal temperature of the beef. It should read 160 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

Let the Beef Roast Rest

Remove from the slow cooker and let the roast rest on cutting board placed inside a baking sheet. This will catch any juices that come off the beef. Tent with foil to keep the heat in. After approximately 5-10 minutes, go ahead and slice the roast. I made my cuts about 1-inch wide across the grain.

Make the Robust Beef Gravy

Make the coffee gravy. Add the beef broth from the slow cooker to a small saucepan skim fat for a healthier gravy. Add 1 packet of beef stock and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Combine cornstarch and water for thickening the gravy. In a small bowl mix 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of water. Add the cornstarch mixture to the boiling beef stock whisking to incorporate. Continue to cook for 1-2 minutes until thickened on medium heat.

Easy Weeknight Meal
Easy Weeknight Meal

Save the Leftover Gravy and Freeze it

I always save gravy that is often leftover after the juicy meat and potatoes are gone. Yes, save that gravy. I put it in a leakproof container that is also safe for the freezer. Make sure to label the container with the contents and date. It will last at least 4 months.

When you are ready to use, just thaw and use as a gravy again, or use as a soup base. A soup base is usually the way I use this. It is amazing how this transforms the broth.

So, the next time you make a beef roast, save the beef broth and gravy too.

Can you Freeze Roast Beef?

Yes, roast beef freezes well. Just make sure to place in an airtight container and it will freeze for up to 4 months. When you are ready to use, just place in the refrigerator to thaw. Reheat in the microwave or oven.

Should Roast be Covered with Liquid in Slow Cooker?

A slow cooker can help you create a tasty meal without the worry of burning your food. To ensure this, reduce the liquid by roughly one-third since it will not evaporate as quickly with a tightly sealed lid. The ingredients should be just covered in order to cook properly and taste great.

Easy Pot Roast Recipe sliced beef roast
Easy Pot Roast Recipe

Can you Cook a Roast without Browning it?

No browning, no fussing, just put the roast in the slow cooker and cook it low and slow and you will have a delicious meal. A slow cooker is a great way to cook your roast. You can just throw it in and let the heat do all the work for you! Contrary to popular belief, searing meat doesn’t actually seal moisture inside of cuts or result in juicier finished dishes.

How do you Keep Roast Beef from Drying out in a Slow Cooker?

This step is so easy if you have a slow cooker! Simply add liquid (stock, water, or vegetable juice) to come 1/2- 2/3 up the height of your meat. You should cover it in liquid but try not to let too much go over the sides because that will make your meal soggy and mushy instead of moist.

Sliced Coffee Roast Beef
Sliced Coffee Roast Beef

Can you Roast Beef in Slow Cooker without Liquid?

You should have a liquid in the when using a slow cooker. Slow cookers braise meat in steam by creating a tender, moist texture. Slow cookers work by trapping steam from the water in which you’re cooking until it’s tender, thus creating a braising liquid.

Make this a Whole Meal with These Recipes

Here are a few recipes that will pair well with this coffee roast beef with garlic.

Of course mashed potatoes is a must have and these creamy mashed potatoes are perfect.

If you made this freezer corn, you could just thaw and heat and enjoy as part of this easy meal. It’s a great idea for preserving produce when it is fresh and so easy when it is time to get a delicious meal on the table.

This creamy cucumber salad is a great way to start the meal. It is another quick and simple recipe that just takes minutes to prepare.

Finish off the meal with a homemade dessert. We love our lemon meringue pie any time of the year.

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Slow Cooker Coffee Roast Beef with Garlic

This slow cooker coffee roast beef with garlic is a must try. You will be surprised how well the flavors of coffee and garlic complement each other in this dish, it’s truly magical!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 hours
Total Time5 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef recipe, comfort food, easy recipe, slow cooker
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 571kcal

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Ingredients

  • 4 Pounds Beef Chuck Roast can be 3-5 pounds for this recipe
  • 3 Tablespoons Garlic Minced or 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 Cup Coffee Fresh Brewed or Instant
  • 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

Beef Gravy from Beef Stock in Slow Cooker

Instructions

  • Use a knife to cut several slits in the top of the roast. Place it into the slow cooker.
    4 Pounds Beef Chuck Roast
  • Mix the coffee. You can use a freshly brewed cup of strong coffee or make a cup of instant coffee. I used instant. Adding 1 ½ teaspoons of coffee to 8 ounces of water and it worked out just wonderful in this recipe.
    1 Cup Coffee
  • Add the coffee, soy sauce, and garlic to the slow cooker. I tried to make sure that the garlic was on top of the roast.
    3 Tablespoons Garlic, 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 5 hours.
  • Remove from the slow cooker and let the roast rest on cutting board placed inside a baking sheet. This will catch any juices that come off the beef. Tent with foil to keep the heat in. After approximately 5-10 minutes, go ahead and slice the roast. I made my cuts about 1-inch wide across the grain.

Make the Coffee Gravy

  • Make the gravy. Add the liquid from the slow cooker to a small saucepan skimming any fat for a healthier gravy. Add 1 packet of beef stock and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Combine cornstarch and water for thickening the gravy. In a small bowl mix 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of water. Add the cornstarch mixture to the boiling beef stock whisking to incorporate. Continue to cook for 1-2 minutes until thickened on medium heat.
    1 Beef Stock Packet, 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch, 3 Tablespoons Water

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Make this Beef Roast in the Oven

Cook the roast for 20 minutes for every 1 pound of beef at 350 degrees Fahrenheits. I would cook a 4 pound roast for 2 – 2 1/2 hours and check for temperature and tenderness at the 2 hour mark.

Save the Leftover Gravy and Freeze it

I always save gravy that is often leftover after the meat and potatoes are gone. Yes, save that gravy. I put it in a leakproof container that is also safe for the freezer. Make sure to label the container with the contents and date. It will last at least 4 months.
When you are ready to use, just thaw and use as a gravy again, or use as a soup base. A soup base is usually the way I use this. It is amazing how this transforms the broth.

Can you Freeze Roast Beef?

Yes, roast beef freezes well. Just make sure to place in an airtight container and it will freeze for up to 4 months. When you are ready to use, just place in the refrigerator to thaw. Reheat in the microwave or oven.

Nutrition

Calories: 571kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 209mg | Sodium: 750mg | Potassium: 1059mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 7mg

How to Make Roast Beef with Coffee.

AboutVictoria

You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has cooked in restaurants for over 20 years, including many larger parties. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.

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