This was a great recipe and very easy. My roast was small so I reduced the onions to a quarter cup of diced sweet onion, half a clove garlic, hot instant coffee, and Tamari (instead of soy sauce - less salty). At the end the cooking time, the chuck was removed to add the whisked cornstarch mixture carefully into the liquid, whisking all until well blended. Then I put the meat back in for half an hour on high. The sauce thickened to produce a rich delicious dark gravy and the meat was moist and succulent. It was easier to shred the meat than slice it with a knife it because it was so tender. I served the meat and gravy over hot egg noodles. Awesome comfort food. Definitely a keeper recipe.
Di, We really enjoyed this dish. The gravy was very rich, dark and had a great onion flavor. I recently bought my first crock pot and this recipe was the "maiden voyage". The only thing I did different was to brown my roast first on the stove then deglaze the pan with the coffee. I will be making this again.
I cooked up the onions first as the crock pot just doesn't cook 'em enough for me. I just put the onions in and the meat on top, added the rest of the ingredients and let 'er rip!! With mashed potatoes it was a great comfort dish. Thanks Di
I thought this was absolutely fabulous! My husband and I are on a low carb diet, and I served this with a veggie and salad. It makes a delicious, thick brown oniony gravy, which we just served over the meat, but it would be so good over mashed potatoes. Easy to prepare too.
This is a good pot roast. We thought it was a little salty for us. I added potatoes, carrots, celery and mushrooms. Thanks for posting. Made for Comfort Cafe
The roast smelled terrific when we walked in the house after letting it cook in the crockpot all day. I couldn't wait to try it, so I ended up putting the juices in a saucepan to thicken on the stove. I shredded the meat and served the meat and gravy over noodles. I could see adding mushrooms to the crockpot. I enjoyed the dish but the rest of the family didn't care for it, so I probably will not make it again.
Great pot roast!! I chose this recipe to make for the Comfort Cafe Event as a theme for using coffee to make dinner. I did make this differently in that I browned it on both sides, then added the onion, garlic, coffee and soy sauce. I covered the pan and then baked it in the oven for 3 1/2 hours. I added potatoes to the pan last 1 1/2 hours of cooking for a meal in one pan. I then used a mixture of seasoned flour mixed with water to add to the pan drippings for the gravy. My family really enjoyed this meal and didn't have a clue that coffee was used in the cooking the meat. Thanks for sharing DiB's.
OUTSTANDING!!! I just finished eating this roast and I loved it! My husband loved it also. I made egg noodles and put the gravy over them and was it YUMMY! Thanks for a new favorite!
EXCELLENT! Our family LOVES this pot roast...it is just foolproof (and trust me, I can mess up a roast)! I made this over Easter weekend while my parents were visiting, and my Mom asked for the recipe when she got home! THANK YOU!!!!!
Couldn't decide which pot roast recipe I wanted to try, so I combined 3 of them, the gravy at least was mostly based on this one. I think maybe a touch strong on the soy sauce, but good gravy none the less. Added 2 tsp beef base, a pkg of onion & mushroom soup mix, 1/2 cup marsala wine, and a bunch of veggies for an easy 1 pot meal (2 thinly sliced sweet potatoes & 1 cup each coarsely chopped carrots, celery & mushrooms). Cooked on HIGH for 6 hours and the meat came out very tender. Thanks for providing a great base for my pot roast tonight. Delicious.