Coffee Pot Roast

Coffee Pot Roast

This pot roast is flavored with strong black coffee, along with onions and garlic. Serve this braised chuck roast with mashed potatoes or noodles.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the oven to 325 F. 
  2. Step 2

    Sprinkle the chuck roast all over with the salt and pepper.
  3. Step 3

    Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  4. Step 4

    Add the beef and sear, turning to brown all sides.
  5. Step 5

    Remove to a plate and set aside.
  6. Step 6

    Reduce the heat to medium and add the onions to the pan, along with the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil.
  7. Step 7

    Cook, stirring frequently, until the onion begins to brown, about 7 to 9 minutes.
  8. Step 8

    Add the minced garlic and thyme; cook, stirring, for 1 minute longer.
  9. Step 9

    Stir in the coffee and bring to a simmer. 
  10. Step 10

    Put the beef back into the pot and turn to coat well with the onions and liquids. 
  11. Step 11

    Put the lid on the Dutch oven and transfer to the oven. Braise for about 2 hours, or until the beef is very tender. 
  12. Step 12

    Transfer the beef to a plate and keep warm.
  13. Step 13

    Strain the liquids into a gravy separator and discard excess fat.
  14. Step 14

    Put the liquids and onions back in the pot over medium heat. In a separate bowl, mix the flour into the water, then stir it into the pot. Cook, stirring, until thickened. 
  15. Step 15

    Taste and season with salt and pepper, as needed.
  16. Step 16

    Serve the beef with the sauce.