This was an easy alternative to our usual roast beef and it made our house smell so fabulous! I'm a big fan of coffee, but Josh was a little leery since he isn't really a coffee drinker. It worked out well though and we all thought that it was VERY yummy... Definitely tender and delicious with a salad and potatoes!
Java Roast Beef
(recipe found in Taste of Home Healthy Cooking)
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
3-3 1/2 pound boneless beef chuck roast
1 1/2 cups strong brewed coffee
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
Combine garlic cloves, salt and pepper; rub over roast. Transfer to 4 quart slow cooker. Add coffee, cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or until tender. Remove meat and keep warm. Kim fat from juices; transfer to a saucepan. Bring to a boil Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened.