Coffee-Braised Roast Beef photo courtesy of Taste of Home
Because this month is Coffee Awareness Month, we’ll be sharing with you recipes that include coffee in them. This weekend we’re sharing with you an age-old family recipe, passed down since 1974. This recipe isn’t your typical roast beef, no. We’re adding a twist to the classic dish by including coffee. Preferably served for dinner, this dish is a nice welcome home after work.
Keep reading to learn how to make this Coffee-Braised Roast Beef recipe from Taste of Home.
Coffee-Braised Roast Beef
What You Need:
1 cup cider vinegar
4 garlic cloves, crushed, divided
1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 to 5 pounds), trimmed
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup strong brewed coffee
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup beef broth
1 medium onion, sliced
1/4 cup cold water
What to Do:
Combine vinegar and two garlic cloves in a large shallow dish.
Add roast; turn to coat.
Cover and refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally.
Drain roast, discarding marinade.
Pat roast dry, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Place roast in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker.
Add coffee, broth, onion, and remaining garlic.
Cook, covered, on low for six to seven hours or until meat is tender.
Remove roast, and keep warm.
Strain cooking juices, discarding onion and garlic.
In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water until smooth, then gradually stir into the slow cooker.
Cook, covered, on high for 30 minutes or until gravy is thickened.
Slice roast, and serve with mashed potatoes and gravy.