Experience the Rich Flavors of Our Coffee-Infused Pot Roast

Welcome! Are you looking for something new and exciting to cook tonight? Look no further, as I present to you my Coffee-Marinated Pot Roast recipe. This recipe is perfect for anyone who wants to add some extra flavor to their dinner, and what’s better than the rich and unique taste of coffee?

Coffee lovers rejoice as we take coffee and turn it into a marinade for the beef pot roast. The strong flavor not only makes this a delicious dish, but also brings out the naturally occurring flavors of the ingredients. Every mouthful will be a palate-pleasing experience.

I created this recipe using simple ingredients that are easy to find at any grocery store. And don’t worry, even if you’re not a coffee drinker, this recipe is still worth trying as it doesn’t taste like a cup of coffee. Trust me; once you try this flavor-packed dish, it will become a staple in your meal rotations.

But wait, there’s more! If you make a big enough batch, this dish will easily feed your family or leave you with leftovers for the next few days. It’s perfect for busy weeknights when you don’t have time to cook again or make-ahead meal prep for the week.

So why not try something new and invite coffee into your dinner routine? Follow me through the next sections and let me show you how this Coffee-Marinated Pot Roast can awaken your taste buds and become your go-to steak recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

My Coffee-Marinated Pot Roast
My Coffee-Marinated Pot Roast

Are you in search of a unique and flavorful recipe to spice up your dinner game? If so, my Coffee-Marinated Pot Roast Recipe is perfect for you! This recipe has all the essentials of a classic pot roast, but with a delectable twist.

What sets this recipe apart is the secret ingredient – brewed coffee. The mix of savory vegetables paired with the bitter and robust coffee creates a harmonious blend of flavors that will have your taste buds singing.

Moreover, this recipe caters to all different types of meat preferences. Whether you’re a fan of rump roast, tri-tip or boneless beef chuck roast, the coffee marinade is guaranteed to bring out the best in your meat. It’s especially perfect for those organic grass-fed chuck roasts you’ve been saving in your freezer.

But why stop there? The coffee rub can be used on any cut of beef – even a juicy steak. If you want to add an extra layer of flavor, try rubbing some coffee grounds onto your steak before cooking it. Trust me; it will be a game-changer.

Another bonus is that this recipe is versatile and easily adaptable according to your preference. Add more or less sugar and spice based on your taste buds’ preference, and swap out vegetables and spices or experiment with the variety of beans.

In summary, this Coffee-Marinated Pot Roast Recipe offers many reasons to love it – from its unique flavor profile, versatility in meat selection and customization options available personalized perfectly for your taste buds. No matter how you decide to adjust the recipe to makes it yours uniquely, I say give this pot roast recipe a try and thank me later!

Ingredient List

 Melt in your mouth pot roast marinated in coffee? Yes, please!
Melt in your mouth pot roast marinated in coffee? Yes, please!

Here’s what you will need to make this coffee-marinated pot roast recipe:

  • 3 lbs boneless beef chuck roast
  • 2 tablespoons of ground coffee
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

You can find everything at your local grocery store. Organic grass-fed boneless beef chuck roast is recommended for optimal flavor and texture, but use your favorite cut of beef if needed. You can also adjust the amount of ingredients depending on the size of your roast.

The Recipe How-To

 I never knew coffee could make my pot roast taste this heavenly!
I never knew coffee could make my pot roast taste this heavenly!

Now that you have gathered all the necessary ingredients, it’s time to put them together in the perfect way. This recipe is all about slow cooking and marinating, so make sure you have enough time before you start.

Step 1: Preheat the oven

  • Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C).

Step 2: Mix the rub

  • In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons of ground coffee, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon Coleman’s mustard powder, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 2 tablespoons smoked paprika and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Step 3: Coat the roast

  • Rub this mixture all over your boneless beef chuck roast, making sure it covers every crevice. Use your hands to get it nice and coated.
  • Place the roast directly into a square pan or baking dish that will fit the roast snugly.

Step 4: Marinate the beef

  • Pour in a cup of brewed coffee and add in Worcestershire sauce, beef bouillon cubes, a can of canned tomatoes, a cup of brown sugar, and two cloves of minced garlic.
  • Give everything a good stir. Make sure that most of the coffee rub has been washed off by the liquid.
  • Cover with foil, and marinate for at least 24 hours, flipping it every few hours to ensure it’s evenly coated.

Step 5: Cook the Pot Roast

  • Remove the beef from the marinade and let any excess liquid drip off. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, heat up some oil. Once hot, carefully set in the beef and sear on all sides until browned. Remove from pan.
  • To the same pan or Dutch oven, add some onions, celery, and diced potatoes. Cook them for about 5 minutes until they start to soften.
  • Dust in a tablespoon of flour, then scrape up any brown bits from the beef to mix with the vegetables.
  • Now, add back the beef and pour over the marinade.
  • Cover with a heavy lid or foil, and place it in the preheated oven for 3 – 4 hours until the chuck roast is fall-apart tender.

Now that you have followed these steps, your Coffee-Marinated Pot Roast is ready. Your kitchen will be filled with warm and delicious aromas. Enjoy your perfectly marinated and slow-cooked beef!

Substitutions and Variations

 This coffee-marinated pot roast is a sure-fire way to impress your dinner guests.
This coffee-marinated pot roast is a sure-fire way to impress your dinner guests.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to switch things up, this recipe offers a few different substitutions and variations that you can try to make this dish unique to your preferences. Here are a few ideas:

– Coffee Rubbed Steak: Use the coffee rub recipe but swap out the boneless beef chuck roast for steak. If grilling, add some soaked wood chips to infuse an even smokier flavor into the meat.

– Slow Cooker Pot Roast: You can easily adapt this recipe for your slow cooker or crockpot. Simply follow the recipe as outlined but instead of using an oven-safe pot, place everything in your slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-6 hours.

– Red Wine Pot Roast: For a deeper red wine flavor, add 1/2 cup of red wine to the pot along with the brewed coffee. This will give the dish more complex flavors that pair perfectly with the tender beef.

– Coffee Crusted Rump Roast: Swap out the boneless beef chuck roast for rump roast and coat with a dry rub made from ground espresso beans, brown sugar, garlic powder, chili powder, and salt. Roast in the oven at 350°F until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.

No matter how you choose to switch up this recipe, be sure to adjust cooking times and temperatures accordingly so that your meat cooks to perfection. Enjoy!

Serving and Pairing

 Coffee and pot roast - a match made in heaven!
Coffee and pot roast – a match made in heaven!


When it comes to serving and pairing this delicious coffee-marinated pot roast recipe, you’ll want to keep in mind the bold flavors and tender texture of this dish. Here are some suggestions to enhance your dining experience:

– Serving Suggestions: To have the perfect meal experience, it’s recommended that you slice the pot roast against the grain, arrange it on a platter with the vegetables placed alongside. Make sure that the gravy is poured over the roast and serve immediately. It pairs perfectly with mashed potatoes, steamed green beans or roasted carrots.

– Pairing Recommendations: A medium-bodied red wine such as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon is a great choice for this dish since they can bring out the subtle notes in the pot roast. If you are a beer lover, try pairing it with a nutty brown ale or porter which will complement well with the roasted coffee flavor of the meat. If non-alcoholic beverages are preferred, try pairing this recipe with an iced tea infused with herbs like tarragon or thyme for a refreshing taste.

No matter what you choose to serve or pair it with, this coffee-marinated pot roast recipe is sure to impress your guests with its rich flavors and satisfying taste profile. So don’t wait any longer and start cooking!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect for cold winter nights, this coffee-marinated pot roast will warm you up from the inside out!
Perfect for cold winter nights, this coffee-marinated pot roast will warm you up from the inside out!

Now that your coffee-marinated pot roast is ready, it’s time to talk about how to store, reheat, and serve it. This recipe yields a lot of meat, so you may have leftovers. Fortunately, the beef stays moist and tender even after reheating.

To make life easier for yourself, you can cook the pot roast the day before and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator overnight. When you’re ready to serve, all you have to do is reheat it in the oven or on a stovetop. If you decide to reheat it in the oven, preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Take the pot roast out of the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about thirty minutes. Then, transfer it to an oven-safe dish and cover it with foil. Reheat for approximately twenty-five minutes or until warmed through.

If you have any leftovers after reheating, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to four days or freeze them for up to two months. When reheating, add a splash of beef broth or brewed coffee to keep the meat moist.

Leftover pot roast is incredibly versatile. You can chop up the meat and add it to your favorite pasta dish, turn it into tacos or sandwiches, or make a delicious breakfast hash with leftover vegetables and potatoes. You could also dice up some roasted potatoes and mix them together with leftover veggies and gravy from this recipe. It will make a perfect breakfast hash for the next day.

Remember that when reheating any meat, including this pot roast recipe, always be sure that it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) before consuming.

Using these tips to store and reheat your coffee-marinated pot roast will ensure that your meal will taste just as good on day two as it did when you first cooked it!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Dare to try something new? Put coffee in your pot roast and let the flavors dance on your taste buds!
Dare to try something new? Put coffee in your pot roast and let the flavors dance on your taste buds!

If you want to achieve perfection when making my coffee-marinated pot roast recipe, there are a few tips I have for you. Follow along to make sure you get the most delicious and savory result.

1. Choose the Right Cut of Meat

The quality of your meat can make or break this recipe. I recommend using boneless beef chuck roast, which is tender and has just the right amount of fat content. If possible, choose organic grass-fed chuck roast for the best flavor and texture.

2. Don’t Rush the Marination Process

To get that deep coffee flavor into your pot roast, you need to marinate it for at least 24 hours. I know it may be tempting to skip this step, but trust me, it’s worth the wait.

3. Season Your Pot Roast Well

After marinating your pot roast, don’t forget to season it well with salt and pepper before searing it. This will add an extra layer of flavor to your dish.

4. Sear Your Meat Before Slow-Cooking It

Searing your meat before adding it to the slow cooker will help lock in those rich flavors and juices. Make sure you get a nice brown crust on all sides before setting it in the slow-cooker.

5. Use High-Quality Ingredients

When making this recipe, use high-quality ingredients like canned tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, beef bouillon cubes, garlic, and brewed coffee for the best flavor.

6. Let Your Pot Roast Rest Before Serving

Once your pot roast is cooked to perfection, take it out of the slow cooker and let it rest for at least 10 minutes before carving into it. This will allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat and ensure that each bite is tender and succulent.

Follow these tips, and you’ll end up with a mouthwateringly delicious coffee-marinated pot roast that will have everyone asking for seconds!


Now that you have learned how to make a delicious coffee-marinated pot roast with the recipe, you may have some questions in mind. In this section, we will answer some of the frequently asked questions to help you achieve perfect results every time you make this dish.

Is it good to marinate pot roast before cooking?

For roast beef, marinating is key. Not only does it add flavor, but it also helps to tenderize the meat. For maximum tastiness, it’s recommended that you let the beef marinate for at least four hours. However, feel free to leave it for up to eight hours to really let those flavors seep in.

What makes the most tender pot roast?

One effective technique for creating a succulent and soft pot roast is by braising. This involves utilizing a covered pot and simmering the meat slowly in a small amount of liquid at a low temperature. By choosing your preferred vegetables, herbs, and braising mixtures, you can tailor your stovetop roast recipes to your liking.

What can I add to my pot roast to tenderize it?

When it comes to seasoning meat, adding salt is not just for taste enhancement. Especially with tougher cuts such as roasts or choice steaks, salt plays a crucial role in protein breakdown, resulting in a more plush texture. It’s best to apply a sizable amount of salt about an hour before cooking instead of right before.

Can you marinate roast too long?

Marinating meat and poultry is recommended for a duration of six to 24 hours according to most recipes. While it’s safe to leave the food immersed in the marinade for a longer period, there’s a chance that the marinade can disintegrate the meat fibers after 48 hours, which can make the dish downright unpleasant.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, my coffee-marinated pot roast recipe is a true game-changer for anyone who loves a delicious, hearty meal. With its unique blend of coffee and spices, this recipe is sure to impress your entire family or your guests. By following these simple steps, you will have an incredibly flavorful and juicy pot roast that will melt in your mouth.

So instead of sticking to your regular pot roast recipe, why not shake things up with some coffee? Not only is it a creative way to enhance the flavor of your dish, but it also provides some surprising health benefits such as boosting metabolism and reducing inflammation. So invite the full-bodied richness of brewed coffee into your kitchen and enjoy it as an addition to your next pot roast. Give my coffee-marinated pot roast recipe a try and let me know what you think!

My Coffee-Marinated Pot Roast

My Coffee-Marinated Pot Roast Recipe

This is the roast my family loves. VERY tender and YumMY! I like to marinate it overnight, but it doesn't have to be. Two hours would be enough. Hope you enjoy as much as my sweet family does. :o)
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Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 973 kcal


  • 4 -5 lbs boneless beef chuck roast
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 10 baby carrots
  • 6 small potatoes
  • 2 small onions
  • 3 stalks celery


  • 8 ounces brewed coffee
  • 4 ounces Italian dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pepper
  • garlic, taste
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes (dissolved in 1/2 c. hot water)
  • 1/4 cup Dale's Steak Seasoning (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 8 ounces canned tomatoes, diced


  • FOR MARINATING: place roast in ziploc bag. Pour marinade ingredients over it. Place in refrig. 8-24 hours, turning once. Remove roast from bag. Save marinade.
  • Flour roast and heat in oil just til sides are brown.
  • Place in large pan.
  • Put cut carrots, potatoes, onions and celery around roast.
  • Pour marinade over roast and vegs., reserving 1 cup.
  • Add flour to 1 cup of marinade, stir til mixed well, and pour over roast. Cover with aluminum foil.
  • bake at 325 for 2 1/2 - 3 hours. YUM!
  • May serve with mashed potatoes, green beans, or salad.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 482gCalories: 973kcalCarbohydrates: 61.1gProtein: 103.2gFat: 36.3gSaturated Fat: 13.9gCholesterol: 299.7mgSodium: 1453.3mgFiber: 8.1gSugar: 9.4g
Keyword Inexpensive, Meat, One-Dish Meal, Roast Beef
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