Coffee-Braised Pot Roast with Caramelized Onions

Fall 2004, October 1998, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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This recipe is reminiscent of a pot roast made with onion-soup mix, but the flavors are true and pure--and nobody misses the excess sodium. (For a slow-cooker variation, see below.)

"My family loved this recipe. We added mushrooms and about 2 cups of beef broth and cooked in crock pot set on low. Very easy and tasty. I'm going to share with my friends! "
Coffee-Braised Pot Roast with Caramelized Onions

37 Reviews for Coffee-Braised Pot Roast with Caramelized Onions

Nutritional Accuracy

4 pounds of meat is 64oz how are we getting that a serving is 3 ounces and that there are 10 servings?

Tasted great, slow cooker was wicked easy.
Great Crock Pot Meal

Took out as much fat as possible. Seasoned meat and browned. Caramelized onions. Threw it all in a crock pot. Used full amount of coffee and added water. Added cremini mushrooms and mushroom bouillon last hour along with penne rigate. Turned into a great beef with pasta dish.

Versitle recipe

This recipe required very little tweaking and the sauce was delicious.

Easy and tasty
Best Effortless Pot Roast

I have made pot roasts in the past typically with a soup mix and found them far too salty and not nearly tender enough. This roast on the other hand is just the opposite. After searing I braised my beef in the onion, coffee concoction for 2 1/2 hours, occasionally basting the roast with the juices in the pan really just for fun. I let it rest while I steamed green beans and carrots and finished the gravy. I recommend adding a splash of red wine (cab sauv works nicely) and a little more coffee to the gravy and reducing before adding the thickening agent. It makes for a richer gravy without adding too many calories or salt. For the salt lover give them the shaker and let em go to town - but I assure you they probably won't need it. Delicious to the last bite.

Pros: Easy, delicious, low sodium, natural.
Coffee Braised Pot Roast topped with Caramelized Onion Gravy.

Made the crock pot variation tonight and it was a hit. My husband said to throw away all the other pot roast recipes and use this one from now on. The coffee and juice from the meat makes a delicious gravy. But it was not quite enough gravy to go with the leftovers. Next time I will add some the full cup of coffee instead of the 1/2 cup.


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