Crock Pot Chuck Roast with Coffee

Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Here's an easy recipe that will use up your extra coffee!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Quarter the beef roast.
  2. Place half of the onions and garlic in the bottom of the crock pot.
  3. Add half the beef.
  4. Repeat.
  5. Combine the coffee and soy sauce over beef and onions.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  7. Remove beef.
  8. Combine the cornstarch and water whisking to smooth.
  9. Add to the juices in crockpot and stir well.
  10. Return beef to crockpot and cover, cooking for another 30 minutes on high.


Most Helpful

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.

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.

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

Tebo January 21, 2004

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