Crockpot Confusion {Recipe: Slow Cooker Coffee & Garlic Roast Beef}

As I was typing the title for this blog post this morning, I got stumped…. I used a Rival Crock-Pot to make the Coffee and Garlic Roast Beef for these sandwiches, but my fingers wanted to type crockpot. I went to my Facebook and Twitter friends to find out the important answer to this most critical question – Is it Crockpot, crockpot, crock-pot, slow cooker or slowcooker? What is this handy appliance really referred to as?

And you know what? You all are as confused as I am! The answers rolling in proved that we all are calling it completely different names. No matter what the appliance is called, I can tell you that it is an under-utilized little machine in my house. Every single time I use it, and remember how much it simplifies dinner, I vow to use it more and more.

My mother-in-law recently treated us to some tasty open faced shredded roast beef sandwiches. She made the roast beef in her crockpot / crock-pot / slow cooker and added a bottle of heavy stout beer. Those sandwiches were so good. I decided to test out her recipe but instead of using beer, I used a  bold coffee. You can’t really taste the coffee in this recipe (just like you couldn’t really taste the beer in hers) but the roast beef was so incredibly tender and rich in flavor. I’ve since made this recipe again and have turned my family into big roast beef fans.

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 Now, on to the recipe!

coffee crockpot roast beef

Recipe: Slow Cooker Coffee and Garlic Roast Beef

  • 1 5-6 pound Beef Roast
  • 4 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 ounces bold coffee (Super easy to brew just 10 ounces with the Keurig!)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place whole roast beef in a large slow cooker / crock-pot
  2. Spread minced garlic all over roast beef
  3. Pour bold coffee over roast beef.
  4. Cook on low settubg for 8 hours or high settubg for 4 hours.
  5. Shred and serve on buns or slice and serve.

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  1. Sheila says

    Beer + Beef combo’s a regular on our home and it’s always a hit. Now I wanna try your suggestion to use bold coffee (it really should be bold, no?). I’m excited! Oh, we call it crockpot.

  2. says

    i’m making this right now for dinner tonight. it smells wonderful. i was not able to find one 5-6 lb roast (that’s HUGE!) so i used one 2.5 lb and one 2 lb roast. now i’m trying to work through the nutritional information (cause i’m weird like that) and i’m wondering how many servings you would guestimate this recipe yields? — yes, i know guestimate is not a word but, i like the way it sounds.

  3. says

    I am the SAME WAY with my slow cooker! I always forget it exists! And I always prefer my mom’s from the 80s rather than the shiny new one we got, it just seems to work better.

    I always thought crock pot was the brand?

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  5. MBJ says

    Any recommendations on cuts of beef roast? Would an eye of round work okay? I’d prefer lean to fatty but wouldn’t want it to be tough.

    • says

      I think cooked slow and low should make an eye of round work ok for shredding. I used a rump roast, but that’s just because that’s what I had on hand!


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