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Cappuccino Pot Roast

Cappuccino Pot Roast

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Cook 9 hrs to 10 hrs on low
  • Stand 10 mins

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  • 1 3 - pound beef chuck roast
  • 1 pound small whole carrots, cut in 2 inch pieces (halve any large)
  • 8 ounces boiling onions, peeled and halved, or 1 large onion cut in thin wedges
  • 4 cloves garlic, halved
  • 2 jalapeno peppers*, seeded and sliced
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 15 - ounce envelope beef stew seasoning mix
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cubes chipotle bouillon cubes, crumbled; or 2 beef bouillon cubes, crumbled with 1/2 tsp. ground chipotle chile
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 8 - ounce container dairy sour cream
  • 1 recipe Gremolata (recipe below)


  1. Trim fat from roast; sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper on meat. Set aside.
  2. In 6-quart slow cooker combine carrots, onions, garlic and jalapeno peppers. Place roast on top of vegetables.
  3. In medium bowl combine coffee, seasoning mix, balsamic vinegar, bouillon, and bay leaf. Pour over roast in cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 9 to 10 hours.
  5. Transfer roast to cutting board; cover and let rest 10 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer vegetables to serving dishes (remove and discard bay leaf); cut up meat and add to bowls. Using a wire mesh strainer, strain sauce, reserving 2 cups. Place sour cream in a medium bowl; whisk in the 2 cups sauce. Spoon some sauce on beef; pass remaining. Sprinkle with Gremolata. Makes 8 servings.


  • * Because hot chile peppers, such as jalapenos, can burn skin and eyes, wear plastic or rubber gloves when handling them. If using bare hands, wash well with soap and water immediately after.


  • For Easy Cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.



  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup snipped Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 1 clove finely chopped garlic


  1. In a small bowl combine lemon peel, parsley, and garlic.

Nutrition Facts

(Cappuccino Pot Roast)

Servings Per Recipe 8, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 3, Folate (µg) 40, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 15, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, sat. fat (g) 16, cal. (kcal) 530, vit. A (IU) 96, Potassium (mg) 808, sugar (g) 6, sodium (mg) 1084, iron (mg) 3, fiber (g) 3, calcium (mg) 101, chol. (mg) 127, Niacin (mg) 8, Fat, total (g) 36, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 13, vit. C (mg) 11, pro. (g) 34

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