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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.

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carmenclark June 05, 2013

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.

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Luby Luby Luby February 01, 2004

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

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Tebo January 21, 2004

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.

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Georgeann Dodge November 06, 2003

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

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kittycatmom January 13, 2009

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.

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Claudia Dawn January 07, 2009

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.

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diner524 January 07, 2009

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!

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sjal28 October 30, 2008

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!!!!!

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ColCadsMom April 18, 2008

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.

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littleturtle October 02, 2006
Crock Pot Chuck Roast with Coffee