Visiting Kitchens: Crockpot Coffee Beef Pot Roast Recipe

In the February issue of NJ Senior Care‘s “Angel Home Care News,” we began our discussion about the ease and delicious-tasting results of cooking with a slow cooker. We continue below:

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At the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Chef Odette Smith Ransome extols the virtues of crockpot cooking to her students. Chef Smith Ransome’s slow cooker cooking tips include:

  • Only fill the slow cooker 3/4 full with liquid to avoid spill over when the food comes to a full boil. This is especially important if you won’t be home when the slow cooker is on.
  • A hot cooking trend now in restaurants is slow cooking and comfort foods. This is the bread and butter of the slow cooker cooking approach. Pretty much whatever Grandma did can be done in a slow cooker. Try some of her recipes and see for yourself.
  • When seasoning dishes for a slow cooker, make sure to taste and season at the end of the cooking cycle as well. Spices can lose their strength as they cook.
Chances are you already have a slow cooker sitting in your basement. If you haven’t tried it recently, dust it off, add some ingredients and turn it on. The end-product will be better tasting, better for you, and more satisfying than take-out or pizza any night of the week.

Crockpot Coffee Beef Pot Roast

  • 2 to 3 pounds beef shoulder or boneless chuck roast
  • 6 each carrots, peeled & diced
  • 1 pound red skin potatoes, diced
  • 8 ounces whole peeled canned tomatoes with juice, crush with your hands
  • 8 ounces freshly brewed black coffee
  • 8 ounces water
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Step 1: Trim exterior fat from beef and season with salt and pepper. Place carrots and potatoes in the bottom of your crock pot.

Step 2: Place the beef on top of the vegetables and add remaining ingredients.

Step 3: Cover and cook on low for eight to 10 hours or until tender. Remove the beef and let it rest for 15 minutes before slicing.

Courtesy of ARA Content

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